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Curriculum Vitae
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 critical and contemporary HRD issues in five interacting dimensions: international/national and cross-cultural HRD, workplace learning, organizational crisis management, workplace incivility, and career/family issues. She has published 55 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book, and 9 book chapters, as well as edited two refereed journal issues. She has made over 160 presentations at international/national research conferences. Dr. Wang has graduated 35 Ph.D. students as the dissertation chair and more than 130 MS students as their chair, as well as completed 32 dissertations as a committee member. Her competence as a researcher, teacher, and student mentor is well-recognized and has garnered her a number of prestigious awards from the Academy of Human Resource Development and Texas A&M University, including the most recent award as the Texas A&M University Presidential Impact Fellow.

Ph.D., Human Resource & Organization Development, The University of Georgia (2004)
M.Ed., Human Resource & Organization Development, The University of Georgia (2003)
M.B.A., Masters of Business Administration, Aston University (1999)
B.A., English Language & Literature, Sichuan International Studies University (1993)
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Jieun Yi, Ph.D. (Summer 2023)
Bruce Brown, Ph.D. (Spring 2023)
Xinyi Bian, Ph.D. (Spring 2022)
Andrew Jacobs Loring, Ph.D. (Fall 2021)
Jihye Oh, Ph.D. (Summer 2021)
Anthony Hunt, Ph.D. (Spring 2021)
Jin Lee (Summer 2020)
Yasmeen Makarem (Spring 2019)
Tam To Phuong (Fall 2018)
Melika Shirmohammadi (Summer 2018)
Minjung Kim (Summer 2017)
Saphon Ren (Summer 2017)
Bharani Babu Nagarathnam (Fall 2016)
Dae Seok Chai (Summer 2016)
Hyounju Kang (Summer 2016)
Tania Kjerfve (Summer 2015)
Mina Beigi (Summer 2015)
Amanda Rolle (Spring 2015)
Dorian Martin (Spring 2015)
Se Hoon Kim (Summer 2014)
Priyanka Doshy (Spring 2014)
Jason Moats (Fall 2013)
Vishal Arghode (Spring 2013)
Mary Lou Gonzalez (Summer 2012)
Krista Bailey (Fall 2011)
Books and Monographs
Wang, J., Lawrence, F. B., Nagarathnam, B. (2018). Optimizing human capital development: A distributor[48]19s guide for building sustainable competitive advantage through talent strategy. Washington, DC: National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Institute for Distribution Excellence
Journal Articles
Oh, J., Wang, J., & Yoon, S. (2023). Employees’ social capital in South Korea: A systematic review and implications for HRD research and practice. Human Resource Development International.
Garavan, T., Wang, J., Nolan, C., Lai, Y., O’Brien, F., Darcy, C., Matthews-Smith, G., & McLean, G. (2022). Putting the individual and context back into national human resource development research: A systematic review and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews.
Loring, A, & Wang, J. (2021). Engaging Gen Z in professional selling: A systematic literature review. European Journal of Training and Development. doi: 10.1108/EJTD-07-2020-0120
Makarem, Y., & Wang, J. (2020). Career experiences of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields: A systematic literature review. Human Resource Development Quarterly.
Oh, J., & Wang, J. (2020). Spiritual leadership: Current status and agenda for future research and practice. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 17(3), 1-26. doi: 10.1080/14766086.2020.1728568 [published with student]
Bian, X., & Wang, J. (2019). Women's career interruptions: An integrative review. European Journal of Training and Development, 43(9), 801-820. doi: 10.1108/EJTD-03-2019-0040
Nery-Kjerfve, T., & Wang, J. (2019). Transfer from expatriate to local contracts: A multiple case study of an unexpected career transition. Human Resource Development International, 22(3), 235-256. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1570776.
Garavan, T., Wang, J., Matthews-Smith, G., Nagarathnam, B., & Lai, Y. (2018). Advancing national human resource development research: Suggestions for multilevel investiagtions. Human Resource Development International, 21(4), 288-318. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2018.1429171.
Kang, H. J., & Wang, J. (2018). Creating their own work-life [48]18balance[48]19: Experiences of the highly educated and married female employees in South Korea. Asian Women, 34(2), 1-31,
Wang, J., & Sun, J. M. (2018). Talent development in China: Challenges, solutions, and recommendations. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20(4), 389-409. doi: 10.1177/1523422318802591
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
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
Lee, J., & Wang, J. (2017). Developing Entrepreneurial Resilience: Implications for Human Resource Development. European Journal of Training and Development, 41(6), 519-539
Wang, J. (2017). Integrating Research and Practice: Looking Back. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(3), 219 - 231. doi: 10.1177/1523422317710895
Wang, J. (2017). Integrating Research and Practice: Looking forward. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(3), 331 - 343. doi: 10.1177/1523422317710904
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:
. 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
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
Doshy, V. P., & Wang, J. (2014). Workplace incivility: What do targets say about it? American Journal of Management, 14(1-2), 30-42.
Ghaderi, Z., Som, A. P. M. & Wang, J. (2014). Organizational learning in tourism crisis management: An experience from Malaysia. International Journal of Tourism Research, 31(5), 627-648. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2014.883951
McPherson, R., & Wang, J. (2014). Low-income low-qualified employees access to workplace learning. Journal of Workplace Learning, 26(6/7), 462-473. doi:
Gedro, J., & Wang, J. (2013). Creating civil and respectful organizations through the scholar-practitioner bridge. Advances in Developing Human Resources. 1-12.
Ruiz, C. E., Wang, J., & Hamlin, R. G. (2013). What makes managers effective in Mexico? Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 34(2), 2-33
Alagaraja, M., & Wang, J. (2012). Development of a National HRD strategy model: Cases of India and China. Human Resource Development Review, 407-429
Wang, J. (2012). HRD for societal development: What can we learn from social entrepreneurship in the developing world? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 14(3), 305-317
Wu, M. & Wang, J. (2012): Developing a charismatic leadership model for Chinese organizations: the mediating role of loyalty to supervisors. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(19), 4069-4084
Wang, J. (2011). Understanding managerial effectiveness: A Chinese perspective. Journal of European Industrial Training, 35(1), 6-23
Wang, J., & Hutchins, H. (2011). Crisis management in higher education: What have we learned from Virginia Tech? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(5), 552-572
Wang, J. (2010). Applying western organization development in China: Lessons from a case of success. Journal of European Industrial Training, 34(1), 54-69
Wang, J., Tolson, H., Chiang, T., & Huang, T. (2010). An exploratory factor analysis of workplace learning, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in small to midsize businesses in Taiwan. Human Resource Development International, 13(2), 147-163
Wang, J., Hutchins, H. M., & Garavan, T. N. (2009). Exploring the strategic role of HRD in organizational crisis management. Human Resource Development Review, 8(1), 22-53
Estes, B., & Wang, J. (2008). Workplace Incivility: Impacts on individual and organization performance. Human Resource Development Review, 7(2), 218-240.
Hutchins, H., & Wang, J. (2008). Organizational crisis management: Unexplored territory in HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10(3), 310-330.
Wang, J. (2008). Developing organizational learning capacity in crisis management. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10(3), 425-445.
Wang, J., & Roulston, K. (2007). An alternative approach to conceptualizing interviews in HRD research. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 18(2), 179-210.
Wang, J., & Wang, G. G. (2006). Exploring national human resource development: A case of China management development in a transitioning context. Human Resource Development Review, 5(2), 176-201.
Wang J., & Wang, G. G. (2006). Participation in management training in a transitioning context: A case of China. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 17(4), 443-473.
Wang, G. G., & Wang, J. (2005). Human resource development evaluation: Emerging market, barriers, and theory building. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 7(1), 22-36.
Book Chapters
Wang, J. (2023). Policies and legislation. In J. Ke & G. N. McLean (Eds.), Chinese women in leadership (pp.71-110). Palgrave Macmillan.
Chakraborty, M., & Wang, J. (2015). The postmodern approach to career counseling for contemporary organizations. In C. Hughes (Ed.), Impact of diversity on organization and career development (pp. 252-274). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Wang, J., & Shirmohammadi, M. (2014). Tapping social capital through e-mentoring: Alternative approach to women[48]19s career development. In V. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of education and technology in a changing society (pp. 553-568). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Wang, J. (2012). Human resource development and technology integration. In V.Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of E-leadership, Counseling and Training (pp. 391-407). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Wang, J. (2012). Organizational learning and technology. In V. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of E-leadership, Counseling and Training (pp. 154-170). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Wang, J. (2009). Networking in the workplace: Implications for women's career development. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 122, 444-585
Other Publications and Presentations
Beigi, M., Wang, J., & Shirmohammadi, M. (2015): AHRD! Take the opportunity and pioneer vocational MOOCs, Human Resource Development International, 18(2), 203-212
Wang, J. (2015). Stress and work: Perspectives on understanding and managing stress. Human Resource Development International, 18(2), 213-216. DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2015.1026554
Hutchins, H., & Wang, J. (2008) (Eds.) Crisis management in organization: The role of human resource development. Advances in Developing Human Resources [Special issue]. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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
Mobbing the Professor: Faculty Expereinces of Mobbing by Students
Co-PI. TAMU T3 (State)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31
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
Human Resource Development Review Journal
PI. Sage Publications, Ltd (Private)
2017-09-01 — 2018-08-31
PESCA: Educational Climates and Withdrawal for Female Graduate Students in STEM: A Test of Mediators and Moderators
Co-PI. TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research - PESCA (State)
2015-05-01 — 2016-04-30
Provide Teacher Development to the Teachers and Administrators of the GEAR UP Program
PI. Texas A&M University-Kingsville - US Department of Education (Federal)
2014-12-01 — 2015-05-31
Exploring Organizational Learning for Managing Economic Crises: An Investigation into Higher Education Institutions in the United States
PI. Spencer Foundation (Private)
2011-02-01 — 2013-01-31
Towards the Identification of Indicators for Effective Managerial Behavior: A Case of Sino-US Joint Venture in China ($5,000)
PI. TAMU - CEHD - CPI (State)
2008-05-15 — 2010-05-14
Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award. Human Resource Development International. (2019)
College Level AFS 2013 Distinguished Achievement. Teaching Award from CEHD. (2013)
Distinguished Service Award. Academy of Human Resource Development (2013)
Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A&M University (2020-2023)
SLATE. SLATE (Student-Led Assessment of Teaching Excellence) Award, Texas A&M University, Spring 2011. (2011)
Teaching Achievement Award of EAHR. EAHR. (2013)
Editorial Board Member. Advances in Developing Human Resources (2006 - 2012)
Editorial Board Member. European Journal of Training and Development (2014)
Editorial Board Member. Human Resource Development International (2011)
Editorial Board Member. Human Resource Development Quarterly (2012)
Editor. Human Resource Development Review (2019)
CEHD Strategic Research Award for students. 2014-2015 Academic Year. (2014)
Chair. EHRD Program Retreat Planning Committee, Adult Education and HRD Programs. (2009)
Chair. Graduate Program Chair, Adult Education and Human Resource Development program, Texas A&M University. (2011)
Chair. Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee, EAHR Department. (2009)
Chair. Women's Faculty Network 2010 Outstanding Mentoring Award Committee. (2010)
Co-chair, CEHD Strategic Planning. CEHD. (2018)
Coordinator and Facilitator. Academy of Human Resource Conference Course. (2011)
Early Career Scholar Award. Academy of Human Resource Development. (2011)
Graduate Program Chair. Adult Education and Human Resource Management. (2011)
Graduate Student Research Consortium. Academy of Human Resource Development International. (2015)
Outstanding Assistant Professor. University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education. (2011)
President. TAMU Women's Faculty Network. (2011)
President. Women's Faculty Network. (2014)
Texas A&M University Faculty Affairs Fellow (2023-2024)
Vice President. Research, International Association for Chinese Human Resource Development. (2010)
Texas A&M University Presidential Impact Fello (2020-2023)