Julia E. Hoch, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. from Kiel University, Germany. She taught in Psychology, at the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden (2007 to 2009). Following, she was a visiting assistant professor at Michigan State University from 2010 to 2012, the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. In Fall 2012, Dr. Hoch joined California State University Northridge (CSUN), where she teaches Human Resoures, Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the Management Department, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
Dr. Hoch's work has published in journals in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and others. In addition, she has written over a dozen peer handbook and book chapters, and presented her research at various conferences in Europe and in the United States. Her research interests are in managing virtual teams, shared leadership, and diversity issues. She has consulting experience and conducted applied research projects on virtual team management and diversity issues with companies, such as Avaya, Bosch, BehrGroup, Medtronic and Trustwave, and others.