Carrie Zhang

Carrie Zhang


Assistant Professor of Management



Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 463
Detroit, MI 48201

Carrie Zhang

Academic Programs

  • Management

Research and teaching interests

Positive leadership behaviors (e.g., leader humility, ethical leadership, empowering leadership, leader vision communication); Subjective well-being (e.g., job satisfaction, family satisfaction)


Shuxia (Carrie) Zhang received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resources from The Ohio State University in August, 2022. Carrie’s work focuses on positive leadership behaviors (e.g., leader humility, ethical leadership, empowering leadership, leader vision communication) and organizational stakeholders’ subjective well-being (e.g., job satisfaction, family satisfaction, job meaningfulness). She is particularly interested in how to better promote positive leadership behaviors in organizations through a followership perspective. Carrie’s work has appeared in leading management journals such as Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behaviors, and Journal of Business Ethics. She has also won the Greenleaf Scholars award, the Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund, and the Fisher Leadership Initiative Research Grant for her excellent research work in leadership. Carrie’s primary teaching responsibility includes leadership and organizational behavior core courses. In terms of practical experiences, she served as a consultant for Alliance PKU Management Consultants Ltd and conducted a variety of field research across different companies, industries and cultural backgrounds.

Professional experience

  • Consultant, Alliance PKU Management Consultants Ltd., Wuhan, China (October 2013-December 2013)
  • Human Resource Assistant, Central-South Architectural Design Institute, Wuhan, China (November 2012- January 2013)
  • Chief Editor, Luojiaxinyuan Newspaper, Wuhan, China (September 2011-December 2012)


  • Hu, J., Zhang, S., Lount, R., and Tepper, B. (forthcoming) When Leaders Heed the Lessons of Mistakes: Linking Leaders’ Recall of Learning from Mistakes to Expressed Humility. Personnel Psychology.
  • Zhang, S., Hu, J., Chuang, C. H., & Chiao, Y. C. (in press). Prototypical leaders reinforce efficacy beliefs: How and when leader–leader exchange relates to team effectiveness. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Venus, M., Johnson, R. E., Zhang, S., Wang, X. H., & Lanaj, K. (2019). Seeing the big picture: A within-person examination of leader construal level and vision communication. Journal of Management, 45(7), 2666-2684.
  • Zhang, S., Ke, X., Frank Wang, X. H., & Liu, J. (2018). Empowering leadership and employee creativity: A dual‐mechanism perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91(4), 896-917.
  • Zhang, S., & Tu, Y. (2018). Cross-domain effects of ethical leadership on employee family and life satisfaction: The moderating role of family-supportive supervisor behaviors. Journal of Business Ethics, 152(4), 1085-1097.
  • Tu, Y., & Zhang, S. (2015). Loneliness and subjective well-being among Chinese undergraduates: The mediating role of self-efficacy. Social Indicators Research, 124(3), 963-98.


  • Grant Winner of Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund, International Association for Chinese Management Research, 2021 ($1,500)
  • Greenleaf Scholarship Award, 2021($2,500)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Program, Subproject Leader, $314,586)
  • Fisher Small Research Grant, The Ohio State University, 2021 ($1,000)

Courses taught by Carrie Zhang

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022