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Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Jing Zhou is Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business of Rice University. She has been elected to Fellow of Academy of Management, Fellow of American Psychological Association, Fellow of Association for Psychological Sciences, Fellow of Society for I-O Psychology.

Her research interests are leading innovation; contextual and personal factors that facilitate or inhibit creativity and innovation; creativity receiving; consequences of creativity; cross-cultural differences in antecedents and consequences of creativity; and creativity in entrepreneurship. Using the interactional perspective as an overarching lens, her research uses motivational, affective, and cognitive theories for an understanding of individual and team creativity in organizations. Her systematic program of research has addressed central questions such as how organizational and contextual factors (e.g., leadership, supervisory behaviors, coworker behaviors, feedback, and human resource management practices) interact with personal factors (e.g., personality, values, goal orientation) to enhance or restrict individual and team creativity. Her work has received over 33,000 citations.


  • –present
    Professor of Management, Rice University