Bilian Lin

Bilian Lin

Assistant Professor, Management
Massry School of Business


Massry School of Business BB328

PhD, Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013

Bilian Lin

Faculty Expertise and Achievement

Dr. Bilian Lin is an emerging scholar in the field of organizational psychology, with a focus on topics such as perceived overqualification, goal orientations, proactivity at work, and job crafting. Since joining the University at Albany State University of New York School of Business as an Assistant Professor, she has made significant contributions to the field. Her research has been recognized with several awards and honors. In recent years, she received the Reviewer Contribution Award from the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, acknowledging the quality and impact of her peer reviews. Additionally, she was awarded the Best Annual Paper Award for her paper titled "You think you are big fish in a small pond? Perceived overqualification, goal orientations, and proactivity at work," published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Her research proposal titled "Why the Underemployed Engages in Creative Performance and OCBs? The Curvilinear Indirect Effect of Job Crafting" received the Best Research Proposal award in the Micro Field category at the IACMR Research Methods Workshop. Her dedication to scholarly excellence is evident through her active participation in academic conferences and workshops. Her research contributes valuable insights to understanding employee behavior and organizational dynamics. 

Research Interests

Leadership, Creativity, Underemployment

Research Websites

Teaching Interests and Areas

  • BMGT 341 – Behavioral foundation of Management

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