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Primary Emphasis Area: Human Resource Development
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Short Bio
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.
Research Interests
Crisis management
International human resource development
Learning within organizations
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2015-0033 *

2. Wang, J., & McLean, G. N. (2016). Promoting diversity in India: Where do we go from here? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(1), 102-113. doi: 10.1177/1523422315614930

3. . 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 *

4. 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

5. Pennel, C. L., McLeroy, K. R., Burdine, J. N., Matarrita-Cascante, D., & Wang, J. (2015). Community health needs assessment: Potential for population health improvement. Population Health Management. doi: 10.1089/pop.2015.0075 *

6. 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 *

7. McPherson, R., & Wang, J. (2014). Low-income low-qualified employees access to workplace learning. Journal of Workplace Learning, 26(6/7), 462-473. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JWL-10-2013-0084

8. 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

9. 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.

10. Doshy, V. P., & Wang, J. (2014). Workplace incivility: What do targets say about it? American Journal of Management, 14(1-2), 30-42.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Krista Bailey (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Mary Lou Gonzalez (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Vishal Arghode (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Jason Moats (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Priyanka Doshy (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Se Hoon Kim (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Dorian Martin (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Amanda Rolle (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Mina Beigi (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Tania Kjerfve (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Dae Seok Chai (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Hyounju Kang (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Bharani Babu Nagarathnam (Fall, 2016), Ph.D.
Minjung Kim (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Saphon Ren (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). European Journal of Training and Development

Assoc Editor (2014 - 2017). Human Resource Development Review

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Journal of Human Resource and Sustaibaility Studies

Editorial Board Member (2012 - ). Human Resource Development Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Human Resource Development International

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). Journal of Research on Leadership Education

Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2012). Advances in Developing Human Resources


(2013). Teaching Achievement Award of EAHR.  EAHR

(2013). College Level AFS 2013 Distinguished Achievement.  Teaching Award from CEHD

(2013). Distinguished Service Award.  Academy of HRD at 2013 Conference

(2012-2013). Chair, AEHRD Faculty Search Committee.  Faculty Search Committee

(2011). SLATE.  SLATE (Student-Led Assessment of Teaching Excellence) Award, Texas A&M University, Spring 2011

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