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Huaizhong Chen

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office GWBC 651
Phone 504 314 7933


Huaizhong Chen received her Ph.D. in Management from John Chambers College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University in 2019. Her research interest includes human agency and social hierarchy/inequality. She conducted empirical research using experiments and field studies. The primary data analysis techniques she used include multivariate analysis (MVA), hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), and structural equation modeling (SEM).

Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, and Human Performance. Her research was also presented at major academic conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM) and Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Her co-authored article "Is political behavior a viable coping strategy to organizational politics? Unveiling the underlying resource dynamics" is featured in the 2nd Edition of Organizational Behavior textbook published by SAGE (2019). Huaizhong has been invited to be an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, and Stress & Health.

Her teaching interest includes Organizational Behavior, Negotiations, and Research Methodology & Statistics. Huaizhong designs and develops materials for each course based on her research expertise and consulting experience. She was selected as the representative of the business school to be a teaching mentor in the university-wide teaching orientation in the summer of 2018. She was awarded the classroom enhancement grant for the spring of 2020 and the undergraduate activities fund for the fall of 2020 and for the spring of 2021.

Prior to studying and working in the United States, Huaizhong had consulting experience in the fields of Management and Entrepreneurship in Singapore and China (Shanghai). She is a certified user of the Hogan Assessment System and Leadership Versatility Index. The consulting projects she worked on involve executive-level talent management and leadership development for the Fortune 500 corporations, such as PepsiCo and Prudential Financial. Huaizhong also worked as a data analyst for Executive Education Programs at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, including the Asia-Pacific executive program and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company.


  • Huaizhong has been teaching Organizational Behavior and Negotiations. She is also interested in teaching Research Methodology and Statistics.


  • Chen, H. (June 2020). A social comparison perspective to investigate whether leaders
  • Tomlinson, E., McIntyre, N., & Chen, H. (August, 2019). Beyond the fraud triangle: The role of trust in predicting employee theft. The 79th Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM). Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Sun, S. & Chen, H. (2017). Is political behavior a viable coping strategy to organizational politics? Unveiling the underlying resource dynamics. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(10), 1471-1482.
  • Knotts, K. Chen, H. & Houghton, J. (October, 2016). Leading from the inside out: A meta-analysis of self-leadership and individual outcomes. Southern Management Association (SMA) Annual Conference. Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Chen, H. & Goodman, J. S. (August 2015). Will proactive employees always engage in voice behavior? The moderating roles of leader humility and status. The 75th Annual Conference of Academy of Management (AOM).Vancouver, Canada.