World Class Faculty & Research / May 4, 2020

Chen, Liao Named AOM Fellows

Maryland Smith professors Gilad Chen and Hui Liao have been elected to the Fellows Group of the Academy of Management. The pair joins Department of Management and Organization colleagues Kathryn Bartol, Anil K. Gupta and Debra L. Shapiro, who as AOM Fellows, are recognized for their significant contributions to the science and practice of management.

Also receiving the honor this year is Smith alum Quinetta Roberson, PhD ’99. Currently on the Villanova University faculty, she also is AOM’s incoming president.

Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior and outgoing editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership. His recent honors include the University of Maryland’s Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award (2014) and the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2013) from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He also is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and serves on the Academy of Management Journal’s editorial board.

Liao, the endowed Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management, focuses her research on leadership, service quality, high-performance work systems, and organizational justice and inclusion.

She has conducted field research involving both small business and multinationals in various cultural settings, including in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and in Europe and Asia. Among her previous AOM honors is the 2012 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding early- to mid-career scholarly achievement. She also received both the Early Career Achievement Award and Scholarly Achievement Award from the academy’s Human Resources Division. In 2009, she was recognized with the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

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