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Xinxin Lu

Xinxin Lu, Doctoral Student
  • Doctoral Student in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

601 S. Morgan St.
2201 UH, MC 243
Chicago, IL 60607


  • Doctoral student, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016-present
  • PhD of Management, Renmin University of China, China, 2012-2016
  • Master of Management, Wuhan University, China, 2010-2012 
  • Bachelor of Management,  Wuhan University, China, 2006-2010 


Xinxin is a PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in the Department of Managerial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her study in UIC, she had done research on ethical leadership and team dynamics for six years, and had obtained her PhD degree in China. During her study on leadership and teams, she gained insights on how leaders can facilitate intragroup cooperation and team performance through leading ethically and she became more interested in relationship between supervisors and the subordinates. Then, she shifted her research attention to the leader-member exchange and social exchange within a group and their associations with ethical leadership. In addition, in studying group dynamics and interactions, Xinxin also developed her interest in engagement at both individual and group level, and accumulated knowledge of how to facilitate employee engagement through interventions such as job redesign and team construction.

Classes Taught

Teaching Assistant

  • Business Ethics, Fall 2017
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Fall 2017

Research & Publications

Research interest

  • Ethical leadership
  • Leader-member exchange
  • Work engagement intervention
  • Meta-accuracy of personality

Conference presentation

  • Lu, X., & Sun, J. J. (2016). How ethical leadership enhances knowledge sharing through generalized exchange? Manuscript presented at the 2016 annual Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Anaheim, California.
  • Sun, J. & Lu, X. (2017). Multiple pathways linking leader member exchange to work effort. Manuscript presented at the 2017 annual Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Awards & Affiliations

  • 2016 UIC College of Business Graduate Assistantship
  • 2016 UIC Department of Managerial Studies Fellowship