Professor Chao received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining MSU in 1985, she was Section Head of the Department of Management at the GMI Engineering & Management Institute. Her research interests are in the areas of organizational socialization, career development, and international human resource management. She was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, and Human Resource Management Review. She is a member of the Academy of Management, APA, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 1995 she received the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior award presented by the Academy of Management's OB Division.