Le (Betty) Zhou

Assistant Professor
Center for HR & Labor Studies


  • PhD 2014
    Management University of Florida

  • M.S. 2011
    Organizational Psychology University of Maryland

  • B.S. 2009
    Psychology Peking University


  • Leadership and Teams
  • Workplace Training and Development
  • Research Methods

Le (Betty) received her Ph.D. in Management at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration. She has an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree from Peking University.

Her dissertation is, "A formal model of leadership in team goal pursuit: Team composition, team design, and dynamic leader regulatory processes," and she also has research interests in workplace training and development and research methods.

She has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.

She teaches the freshman contemporary management course.

Selected Works

  • Avery, D. R., Wang, M., Volpone, S. D., & Zhou, L. (2013). Different strokes for different folks: The impact of sex dissimilarity in the empowerment-performance relationship. Personnel Psychology, 66, 757-784.
  • Wang, M., Zhou, L., & Liu, S. (in press). Multilevel issues in leadership research. In D. Day (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Shi, J., Chen, Z., & Zhou, L. (2011). Testing differential mediation effects of sub-dimensions of political skills in linking proactive personality to employee performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 359-369.
  • Zhou, L., Wang, M., Chen, G., & Shi. J. (2012). Supervisors' upward exchange relationships and subordinate outcomes: Testing the multilevel mediation role of empowerment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 668-680.

Current Activities

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of 2013 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship ($12,000), Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)
Le Zhou
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