Peng Zhao

Assistant Professor, Management

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Dr. Peng Zhao joined the Department of Management at the Carlos Alvarez College of Business as an assistant professor in 2021. He received his doctoral degree in management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on three areas: (1) fairness and/or validity of using individual differences (e.g., personality and cognitive ability) as predictors of job performance; (2) dynamic nature of job attitudes as well as its implications for employee behaviors (e.g., turnover); (3) teams and teamwork processes. His teaching interests include organizational behavior, human resource management and research methods.

Dr. Zhao has published his research in Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, among others.

Research Interests

  • Employee selection
  • Job attitudes and employee wellbeing
  • Teamwork and team processes


  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • M.S. Peking University
  • B.A. Zhejiang University


  • "Justice, Support, Commitment, and Time Are Intertwined: A Social Exchange Perspective," with X. Xu, Y. Peng and R.A. Matthews,  Journal of Vocational Behavior, forthcoming.
  • "Revisiting Predictive Bias of Cognitive Ability Tests Against Hispanic American Job Applicants," with C.M. Berry, C.J. Batarse, and C.M. Reddock. Personnel Psychology, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2020, pp. 517-542.
  • "Team Tenure and Team Performance: A Meta-analysis and Process Model," with E. Gonzalez-Mulé, B.S. Cockburn and B.W. McCormick, Personnel Psychology, Vol. 73, 2020, pp. 151-198.
  • "Addressing Criticisms of Existing Predictive Bias Research: Cognitive Ability Test Scores Still Overpredict African Americans’ Job Performance," with E. Gonzalez-Mulé, B. S. Cockburn and B. W. McCormick, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 100, 2015, pp. 162-179.