Julia E. Hoch, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. in 2007 from Kiel University, Germany. She was a visiting assistant professor at Michigan State University, from 2010 to 2012, and at Technical University Munich and Technical University Dresden from 2007 to 2010. Her research interest are in managing virtual teams, shared leadership, and diversity issues. She has written over a dozen peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and has presented her research at various conferences in Europe and in the United States. Dr. Hoch has published her work in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. She has consulting experience and conducted applied research projects on virtual team management with companies, such as Avaya, Bosch, BehrGroup, Medtronic and Trustwave. She is currently an assistant professor of management at the Nazarian College of Business and Economics, at California State University, Northridge, L.A..