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Department of Management

Assistant Professor

C203 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business

Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (2017)


University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Management                                

     Master of Arts in International Business (2011)


National Chengchi University

     Bachelor of Arts in Public Finance, College of Social Sciences (2010)

     Bachelor of Science in Accounting, College of Commerce (2010)

Prior Professional Positions

University of Georgia

Terry College of Business

Assistant Professor of Management (2020 – present)


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Isenberg School of Management

Assistant Professor of Management (2017 – 2020)

Research Interests

Self-regulation; Leadership; Voice; Organizational Citizenship Behaviors; Personality

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ho, C., Lin, S.-H., & Wyer, R. S. The downside of purchasing a servant brand: The effect of servant brand consumption on consumer charitable behavior. (accepted). Psychology & Marketing.

Connors, A., Matta, F. K., Lin, S.-H., Koopman, J., & Johnson, R. E. The dynamism of daily justice: A person-environment fit perspective on the situated value of justice. (accepted). Organization Science.

Lin, S.-H.
, LeBlanc, A. C., Chang, C.-H., Lee, H. W., &, Johnson, R. E. Positive family events facilitate effective leader behaviors at work: A within-individual investigation of family-work enrichment. (in press). Journal of Applied Psychology.


Liao, C., Lee, H. W., Johnson, R. E., & Lin, S.-H. Serving you depletes me? A leader-centric examination of servant leadership behaviors. (in press). Journal of Management.


Chong, S., Kim, Y.-J., Lee, H. W., Johnson, R. E., & Lin, S.-H. Mind your own break: The interactive effect of workday respite activities and mindfulness on employee outcomes via affective linkages (2020). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,159, 64-77.


Matta, F. K., Sabey, T., Scott, B. A., Lin, S.-H.., & Koopman, J. (2020). Not all fairness is created equal: A study of employee attributions of supervisor justice motives. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105, 274-293.


Koopman, J., Lin, S.-H., Connors, A., Matta, F. K., & Johnson, R. E. (2020). My coworkers are treated more fairly than me! A self-regulatory perspective on justice social comparisons. Academy of Management Journal, 63, 857-880.


Lin, S.-H., Scott, B. A. & Matta, F. K. (2019). The dark side of transformational leader behaviors for leaders themselves: A conservation of resources perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 62, 1556-1582.


Lee, H. W., Bradburn, J., Johnson, R. E., Lin, S.-H., & Chang, C.-H. (2019). The benefits of receiving gratitude for helpers: A daily investigation of proactive and reactive helping at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 197-213.


Rosen, C. C., Simon, L. S., Gajendran, R., Johnson, R. E., Lee, H. W., & Lin, S.-H. (2019). Boxed in by your inbox: Implications of daily email demands for managers’ leadership behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 19-33.


Lin, S.-H., & Johnson, R. E. (2018). Opposing affective and cognitive effects of prevention focus counterproductive workplace behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33, 283-296.


Johnson, R. E., King, D. D., Lin, S.-H., Scott, B. A., Jackson Walker, E. M., & Wang, M. (2017). Regulatory focus trickle-down: How leader regulatory focus shapes follower regulatory focus and behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 140, 29-45.


Johnson, R. E., Lin, S.-H., Kark, R., Van Dijk, D, King, D. D., & Esformes, E. Consequences of regulatory fit for leader–follower relationship quality and commitment. (2017). Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90, 379-406.


Lin, S.-H., Ma, J., & Johnson, R. E. (2016). When ethical leader behaviors breaks bad: How ethical leader behavior can turn abusive via ego depletion and moral licensing. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 815-830.


Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., Chang, C.-H., & Lin, S.-H. (2016). Assessing the status of locus of control as an indicator of core self-evaluations. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 155-162.


Lin, S.-H., & Johnson, R. E. (2015). A suggestion to improve a day keeps your depletion away: Examining promotive and prohibitive voice behaviors within a regulatory focus and ego depletion framework. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1381-1397.


Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., Chang, C.-H., & Lin, S.-H. (2015). Getting to the core of locus of control: Is it a core evaluation of the self or the environment? Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1568-1578.


Book Chapters

Johnson, R. E., Lin, S.-H., & Lee, H. W. (2018). Self-control as the fuel for effective self-regulation at work: Antecedents, consequences, and boundary conditions of employee self-control. In A. J. Elliot (Ed.), Advances in Motivation Science, Vol. 5, (pp. 87-128). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


Johnson, R. E., Muraven, M., Donaldson, T., & Lin, S.-H. (2018). Self-control in work organizations. In D. L. Ferris, R. E. Johnson, & C. Sedikides (Eds.), The self at work: Fundamental theory and research (pp.119-144). New York: Routledge.


Johnson, R. E., Chang, C.-H., Kim, Y., Lin, S.-H. (2018). Employee self-concept and identity. In D. Ones, N. Anderson, C. Viswesvaran, & H. K. Sinangil (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work, & Organizational Psychology, Vol. 2, (pp.25-45). London: Sage.

Editorial Appointments

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2021 - present