Tiancheng Chen

Tiancheng Chen

Tiancheng Chen

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Organizational climate, teams, leadership, and training.

Tiancheng (Allen) Chen is a doctoral student in the Industrial/Organizational psychology program at George Mason University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration (2012) and Psychology (2014) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Master's of Professional Studies degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2017) from the University of Maryland College Park. 

Prior to starting the Ph.D. program, he worked as a management intern in the human resources department at Arlington County, Virginia. He worked with Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) in designing fire department's Captain II promotional test, assessing test results, and providing feedback to candidates. He updated job analysis results for entry-level firefighters and proposed Arlington County Fire Department Lieutenant Certification Requirement Phase-in Plan to ACFD leadership team. 

Selected Publications

Lee, P. J., Rainone, N. A., Aiken, J. R., Dickson, M. W., Scherbaum, C. A., Chen, T., Hanges, P. J. (2020). Where are they now? Re-examining the migration of I-O psychologists to business schools. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 57(3).

Tetrick, L. E., Sinclair, R. R., Sawhney, G., & Chen, T. (2020). We’ve got (safety) issues: Current methods and potential future directions in safety climate research. In D. L. Stone & J. H. Dulebohn (Eds.), Research methods in human research management: Toward valid research-based inferences (pp. 197-226). Information Aging Publishing.

Aiken, J. R., Hanges, P. J., & Chen, T. (2019). The means are the end: Complexity science in organizational research. In S. E. Humphrey & J. M. LeBreton (Eds.), The handbook of multilevel theory, measurement, and analysis (pp. 115-140). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0000115-006


Courses Taught

PSYC 300 Lab: Statistics in Psychology Lab 

PSYC 301: Research Methods in Psychology 

PSYC 611 Lab: Advanced Statistics Lab

PSYC 754 Lab: Multiple Regression Lab 


B. A. Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

B. S. Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

M.P.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Recent Presentations

Chen, T., Lee, P., & Tetrick, L. E. (2022). The Relationship Between Work-to-Family Conflict and Climate for Sacrifice Over Time. Poster presented at 2022 SIOP Conference.