Lei Lai is an Assistant Professor of Management in the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor Laiís research interests include negotiations, flexible employment arrangements, and workplace issues (such as discrimination, cross-cultural adjustment) related to Asian Americans. Her work has appeared in top journals in the field: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) and Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB), and gained media attentions with the Washington Post and the National Public Radio. She teaches courses in negotiations and conflict management.
Professor Lai is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals. She is the 2012 winner of best paper award in OB/HRM/OT from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management.