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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. Dr. Wang is an associate editor of Human Resource Development Review and a member of editorial boards for four other international journals. She has written 34 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, and made over 70 presentations at international conferences. Dr. Wang has chaired and/or co-chaired 23 doctoral committees, and served on 26 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 eight awards for her excellence in teaching, mentoring and service.
Scholarly areas of interest:
- National and Cross-Cultural Human Resource Development
- Workplace Learning
- Crisis Management
- Workplace Incivility
- Career-Family Issues