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    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.


Faculty Profiles


David, Emily Michelle

Assistant Professor of Management, CEIBS

Dr. Emily Michelle David is an Assistant Professor of Management at CEIBS. She earned her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston and did her undergraduate work at Louisiana State University, earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Prior to joining CEIBS, she was an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Zayed University in Dubai, U.A.E. where she served as the Discipline Leader of the HR and Management faculty.

Dr. David’s current research primarily focuses on discovering how to make workplaces more welcoming for people of all backgrounds and personality profiles in order to achieve better person-organization fit, maximize performance, and avoid employee burnout. She is also interested in fostering helping and other prosocial behaviors in the workplace. Dr. David’s work has been published in a number of top scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly. She was also awarded Poets & Quants prestigious “Best 40 under 40 Business Professors” in 2019.

Dr. David is an active member of the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has also worked as an in-house researcher at both NASA (Wyle Laboratories) and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in addition to consulting for a myriad of organizations including the City of Houston, Kuraray, Saudi ARAMCO, and Exxon Mobil. She has also traveled extensively, and previously resided in the U.A.E., Bolivia, and U.S.A.

* 2011, Ph.D., Industrial/Organisational Psychology, University of Houston 
* 2008, M.A., Industrial/Organisational Psychology, University of Houston
* 2006, B.S. & B.G.S. Psychology and General Studies, Louisiana State University

* Culture and Diversity
* Personality and Individual Differences
* Authenticity and Identity at Work

* Business Leadership
* Organisational Behaviour
* Managing Across Differences