Angela Chen

Angela Chen is a PhD Candidate in Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Her dissertation focuses on understanding how compassion and suffering arise in businesses through the way HR practices are implemented.  Angela is qualitative researcher.  Her research interests include suffering, compassion, positive organizations, and sustainable HRM.  In addition to teaching classes in organizational behavior and international business, she has served as a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Business School.  She received her M.A. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.  Her Master in Applied Positive Psychology and Master of Commerce (Management) are from the University of Melbourne.  She received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.  She is a recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Partnership Scholarship. 
Before embarking in academia, she worked 17 years as a human resource professional for Marathon Petroleum Company, Marathon Oil Company, and Ford Motor Company in the United States and Equatorial Guinea.  Her professional certifications include the SPHR, GPHR, and SHRM-SCP.  Angela enjoys hiking, trying out different restaurants, meditating regularly, and staying connected to her family back in the US when she has spare time. 
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