Jackson G. Lu


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Jackson G. Lu is the Sloan School Career Development Associate Professor and an Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He serves as a Senior Editor for Organization Science, a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review, and an Associate Editor (incoming) for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his PhD from Columbia Business School in 2018 and tenure from MIT in 2023.

Jackson studies culture and globalization through two distinctive research streams. His first research stream examines the “Bamboo Ceiling” experienced by Asians despite their educational and economic achievements in the United States. His second research stream elucidates how multicultural experiences (e.g., working abroad, intercultural friendships) shape key organizational outcomes, including leadership, creativity, and ethics.  

Jackson has published in top general science journals (Nature Human Behaviour, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), management journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science), and psychology journals (Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science). His research has been featured in over 300 media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post).

He has received prestigious awards and honors, including World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, 30 Thinkers to Watch, NLS Rising Star Award from the Academy of Management, Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science, SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Early Career Award from the International Association for Conflict Management, New Investigator Award from the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, and the Best Senior Editor Award from Management and Organization Review.


Lu’s work is honored

August 16, 2023

Lu wins SAGE early career award

Lu’s papers win 2021 awards

Lu wins Rising Star award

Gordon Allport prize awarded to Lu

Lu wins AOM award

Lu receives four honors

Lu wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Lu in Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021


"Cultural Differences in Humor: A Systematic Review and Critique."

Lu, Jackson G. Current Opinion in Psychology Vol. 53, (2023): 101690.

"Understanding and Combatting Misinformation Across 16 Countries on Six Continents."

Arechar, Antonio A., Jennifer Allen, Adam J. Berinsky, Rocky Cole, Ziv Epstein, Kiran Garimella, Andrew Gully, Jackson G. Lu, Robert M. Ross, Michael N. Stagnaro, Yunhao Zhang, Gordon Pennycook, and David G. Rand. Nature Human Behaviour Vol. 7, (2023): 1502–1513.

"Asians Don’t Ask? Relational Concerns, Negotiation Propensity, and Starting Salaries."

Lu, Jackson G. Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 108, No. 2 (2023): 273–290.

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Stereotypes of East Asians lacking in creativity impacts leadership advancement in USA

Professor Jackson Lu has found that East Asians are stereotyped in the United States as lacking in creativity, which in turn may contribute to the “Bamboo Ceiling” in leadership attainment.

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Research on the effect of mask wearing on everyday behaviors in China.

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examines the psychological and behavioral consequences of mask wearing.

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Press Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Race on campus

Treating Asian students as a monolith perpetuates harmful myths about the "model minority" who excels in all educational settings.

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