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Primary Emphasis Area: Human Resource Development
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Short Bio
Dr. Jia Wang received her Ph.D. in Human Resource and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia in 2004. She joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2007. Dr. Wang teaches graduate courses in the educational human resource development program and is a vital contributor to the curriculum design. Dr. Wang's research focuses on international and national human resource development, organization crisis management, and learning within organizations. She has led a $450,000 industry-based research project on optimizing human capital development for companies in industrial distribution and results of this project was published as a book in 2018. Dr. Wang is currently Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development Review (SSCI indexed) and a member of editorial boards for three other international journals. She has written 43 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book, and 5 book chapters, as well as edited two refereed journal issues. She has over 100 presentations at international research conferences. Dr. Wang has chaired and/or co-chaired 27 doctoral committees, and served on 30 others. Dr. Wang received the Early Career Scholar Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development in 2011, and Outstanding Assistant Professor from the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education in 2011. She is also a recipient of numerous other awards for her excellence in teaching, mentoring, and service.
Research Interests
Career/Family Issues
Crisis Management
National and Cross-Cultural Human Resource Development
Workplace (In)civility
Workplace Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Pennel, C. L., McLeroy, K. R., Burdine, J. N., Matarrita-Cascante, D., & Wang, J. (2017). A mixed methods approach to understanding community participation in community health needs assessment. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 23(2), 112-121. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000362S *

2. Lee, J., & Wang, J. (2017). Developing Entrepreneurial Resilience: Implications for Human Resource Development. European Journal of Training and Development, 41(6), 519-539 *

3. Arghode, V., Wang, J., & Lathan, A. (2017). Exploring professors[48]19 engaging instructional practices: A collective case study. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 17(4)., 126-149. doi: 10.14434/josotl.v17i4.22099 *

4. Wang, J. (2017). Integrating Research and Practice: Looking Back. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(3), 219 - 231. doi: 10.1177/1523422317710895

5. Wang, J. (2017). Integrating Research and Practice: Looking forward. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(3), 331 - 343. doi: 10.1177/1523422317710904

6. Beigi, M., Wang, J., & Arthur, M. (2017). Work-family interface in the context of career success: A qualitative inquiry. Human Relations, 70(9), 1091[48]121114. doi: 10.1177/0018726717691339 *

7. Arghode, V., & Wang, J. (2016). Exploring trainers' engaging instructional practices: A collective case study. European Journal of Training and Development, 40(2), 111-127. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2015-0033 *

8. Wang, J., & McLean, G. N. (2016). Promoting diversity in India: Where do we go from here? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(1), 102-113. doi: 10.1177/1523422315614930

9. . Wang, J., Anne, M., & McLean, G. N. (2016). Understanding crisis and crisis management: An Indian perspective. Human Resource Development International, 19(3), 192-208. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2015.1116242 *

10. Wang, J., & Shirmohammadi, M. (2016). Women leaders in China: Looking back and moving forward. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(2), 137-151.S doi: 10.1177/1523422316641399 S

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

The Unheard Voices: International Students' Experiences Integrating into U.S. Higher Education. (PI)
TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research - PESCA (State)
2018/05/01 - 2019/04/30
Total Funding: 25,000.

Mobbing the Professor: Faculty Expereinces of Mobbing by Students. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 11,333.

Catapult Round 4 - Faculty Engagement and Student Success ($30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Krista Bailey (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Mary Lou Gonzalez (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Vishal Arghode (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Jason Moats (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Priyanka Doshy (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Se Hoon Kim (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Dorian Martin (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Amanda Rolle (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Mina Beigi (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Tania Kjerfve (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Dae Seok Chai (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Hyounju Kang (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Bharani Babu Nagarathnam (Fall, 2016), Ph.D.
Minjung Kim (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Saphon Ren (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Melika Shirmohammadi (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Tam To Phuong (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). European Journal of Training and Development

Assoc Editor (2014 - 2017). Human Resource Development Review

Editorial Board Member (2012 - ). Human Resource Development Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Human Resource Development International

Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2012). Advances in Developing Human Resources


(2013). Teaching Achievement Award of EAHR.  EAHR

(2013). College Level AFS 2013 Distinguished Achievement.  Teaching Award from CEHD

(2013). Distinguished Service Award.  Academy of HRD at 2013 Conference

(2012-2013). Chair, AEHRD Faculty Search Committee.  Faculty Search Committee

(2011). SLATE.  SLATE (Student-Led Assessment of Teaching Excellence) Award, Texas A&M University, Spring 2011

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