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 people’s agentic and entrepreneurial behaviors at intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. She conducted empirical research using field studies and experiments. The primary data analysis techniques she used include hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) and structural equation modeling (SEM).

Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP, among Financial Times 50) 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 published at the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) has been featured in the 2nd Edition of Organizational Behavior textbook published by SAGE (2019). Huaizhong has been invited to be a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP, among Financial Times 50), the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV, among Financial Times 50), and SAGE Publications, Inc.

Her teaching interest includes Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Leadership, and Research Methods & Statistics. She was teaching Organizational Behavior and Survey of Management since 2016 and now is teaching Negotiation. Huaizhong designed the whole course content based on her research expertise and consulting experience. She was once selected as a teaching mentor in the university-wide teaching orientation in the summer of 2018.

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 Hogan Assessment System and Leadership Versatility Index. The consulting projects she worked on involve executive-level talent management and leadership development for Fortune 500 corporations, such as PepsiCo and Prudential Financial. Huaizhong also worked on data management and analysis of entrepreneurial mindset and culture for the executives in the Executive Education Programs in National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, including Asia-Pacific executive program, advanced management program, and Singapore airlines engineering company leadership and management development program.


Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, and Survey of Management


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.

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.

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.

Sun, S., Chen, H., & Song, Z. (April, 2013). Conscientiousness as a moderator of within-person level self-efficacy effects. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference. Houston, Texas, USA.