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Christy Zhou Koval

Assistant Professor
Department: Management
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N424
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-3512
  • Biography
    Christy Zhou Koval received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and her H.B.A. in Business Administration and M.Sc. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace,  stereotyping and bias, and intergroup relations. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, Psychological Science, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. She has won the Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award and was a runner-up for the Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award at the Academy of Management GDO division. Prior to MSU, she was a faculty member of the Management department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.

  • Publications
    Lee, Y. H., Koval, C.Z., & Lee, S. (in press). The Glass Wall and the Gendered Evaluation of Role Expansion in Freelancing Careers. Academy of Management Journal.  
    Ma, Z., Rosette, A. S., & Koval, C.Z. (2022). Reconciling Female Agentic Advantage and Disadvantage with the CADDIS Measure of Agency. Journal of Applied Psychology. 
    *Published as a Monograph
    Koval, C.Z., & Rosette, A. R. (2020). The Natural Hair Bias in Job Recruitment. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12, 741-750.
    Tang, S., Koval, C.Z., Larrick, R., & Harris, L. (2020). The morality of organization vs. organized members: Organizations are attributed more control and responsibility for negative outcomes than are equivalent members. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
    Rosette, A.S., Ponce de Leon, R., Koval, C. Z., & Harrison, D. (2018). Intersectionality: Connecting experiences of gender with race at work. Research in Organizational Behavior, 38, 1-22.
    Rosette, A.S. & Koval, C. Z. (2018). Framing advantageous inequity with a focus on others: A catalyst for equity restoration. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 283-289.  
    Bang, M. H., Koval, C.Z., & Wade-Benzoni, K. A. (2017). It’s the thought that counts over time: The interplay of intent, outcome, stewardship, and legacy motivations in intergenerational reciprocity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 197-210.
    Rosette, A. S., Koval, C. Z., Ma, A. & Livingston, R. (2016). Race matters for women leaders: A Comprehensive consideration of agentic deficiencies and penalties. Leadership Quarterly, 27, 429-445.
    Proudfoot, D., Kay, C. A., & Koval, C. Z. (2015). A gender bias in the attribution of creativity: Archival and experimental evidence for the perceived association between masculinity and creative thinking. Psychological Science, 26, 1751-1761.
    Koval, C. Z., vanDellen, M. R., Fitzsimons, G. M., & Ranby, K. W. (2015). The burden of responsibility: Interpersonal costs of having high self-control.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 750-766.   
    vanDellen, M. R., Shea, C. T., Davisson, E. K., Koval, C. Z., & Fitzsimons, G. M. (2014). Motivated misperception: Self-regulatory resources affect goal appraisals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 53, 118-124.
  • Courses
    • MGT 315: Managing Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 475: Negotiation and Conflict Management
    • MGT 832: Foundations of Negotiation
    • MBA 824: Managing the Workforce
  • Media Mentions

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