Background

Jia (Jasmine) Hu is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Management and Coordinator of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) PhD program at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University. Previously, Jasmine served on the faculty of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame for five years. Jasmine received her Ph.D. with concentrations in OBHR from University of Illinois at Chicago. Jasmine’s primary research interests focus on understanding prosocial leadership and teams. Her research is driven by fundamental questions facing modern organizations: What prosocial leadership qualities and behaviors help improve teams’ long-term effectiveness? And why, how, and when do they have a prosocial impact?  Jasmine's work has appeared in leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Personnel Psychology (PPsych), Leadership Quarterly, and Harvard Business Review. Her research and insights have also been mentioned in numerous media outlets, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. According to a comprehensive analysis of 3,190 authors whose leadership research was published in top ten management journals from 1990 to 2017 (Zhao & Li, 2019, Leadership Quarterly), Jasmine ranks No.9 in the Top 20 most productive leadership scholars between 2011 and 2017. Jasmine currently serves as a deputy editor of Management and Organizational Review and on the editorial boards of seven leading management journals including AMJ, JAP, OBHDP, PPsych, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.  Jasmine's primary teaching responsibility includes the Leadership core course for the full-time MBA program, Leadership Legacy course for the Dean’s leadership academy program, and advanced seminars for the OBHR PhD program.  Jasmine was named as a “Best 40 under 40 Professor” by Poets and Quants in 2021. In terms of consulting and applied experiences, Jasmine served as a consultant for Accenture (China) and McKinsey & Company (US) and conducted a number of field research in various companies from different industries and cultural settings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership and Teams
  • Prosocial Motivation and Behavior
  • Personality

Education

  • PhD University of Illinois-Chicago
  • MA Renmin University of China

Courses

  • BUSMHR 3220 - Leadership Legacy

    Exposes students to practical applications of good organizational management and leadership practices. Prereq: English 1110.01 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 542.

  • MBA 6203 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership

    This class is about building critical managerial skills needed to excel in careers, as well as providing an understanding of how and why effective leaders do what they do. While being technically proficient is a necessary prerequisite for many jobs, it is equally important to understand the human side of business and management. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 6201 or 6202.