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Faculty Spotlight: Olga Chapa

Olga Chapa

Associate Professor of Management


Olga Chapa

Dr. Olga Chapa is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Houston-Victoria. She received her PhD from the University of Texas-Pan American, a double major in Business Administration with an emphasis on International Business.

Dr. Chapa's teaching interests encompass a variety of management areas. She has taught courses in Business Government and Society, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change and Principles of Management and Strategic Management. She also has experience teaching Business Statistics.

Dr. Chapa's research focus is based on differences of age, gender and cultural influences on employee time strain and anxiety between emergency and non-emergency occupations. Her research includes corrupt behavior and individual willingness to relocate. She is one of the very few researchers developing and validating a scale intended to measure moral courage in the organizations. Dr. Chapa's extensive research on gender roles, social support, and cultural factors influencing human behavior within the organizational context, earned her an Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Dissertation Award in 2009.

Dr. Chapa has published her work in various outlets and presented her research at the Acadmy of Management, International Academy of Management, Society for the Advancement of Science, Southwestern Academy of Management and the Southwest Decisions Science Institute in California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C., Canada and Spain.

Dr. Chapa has an extensive record of professional and community service. She has served as a reviewer for journals including top tier publishing outlets and conference proceedings for regional, national and international conferences. She is actively involved in management conferences as discussant, chair and in the capacity of member of the International Committee for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division and Academy of Management (2013, 2014).

Academic Background

  • PhD - University of Texas Pan American, Business Administration with Emphasis in International Business, May 2009
  • MBA - University of Texas Pan American, Management, May 2002
  • BBA - University of Texas Pan American, Business Administration, May 1997

Courses Taught at UHV

  • BUSI 6351 - Business and Society
  • HCAD 4355 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 3303 - Principles of Management
  • MGMT 4305 - Leadership
  • MGMT 4309 - Strategic Management
  • MGMT 4325 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6353 - Management of Diversity in Organizations
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change

Selected Research

  • Dagher, Grace, Chapa, Olga, Junaid, Nora, (2015). The Historical Evoultion of Employee Engagement and Self-Efficacy Constructs: An Empirical Examination in a Non-Western Country Journal Of Management History
  • Chapa, Olga, Triana, Maria del Carmen (2014). Do Ethnicity and Occupational Status Interact to Influence Anxiety? An Investigation of Anxiety in Hispanic Emergency Responders International Journal Of Human Resource Management
  • Chapa, Olga, Hernandez, Monica, Wang, Jian, Cali, Skalski, (2014). Do Individualists Complain More than Collectivists? A Four-Country Analysis on Consumer Complaint Behavior Journal Of International Consumer Marketing
  • Chapa, Olga, Wang, Jian, (2014). Gender Role and Culture in Pre-Employment Relocation Decisions Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Chapa, Olga, Solansky, Stephanie, (2014). Hispanic Relocation:A Study of Gender & Ethnic Identity Sam Advanced Management Journal
  • Chapa, Olga, Stringer, Donna, (2013). The Path of Measuring Moral Courage in the Workplace Sam Advanced Management Journal
  • Stringer, Donna, Chapa, Olga, (2010). Religious activity as a coping mechanism among Hispanic emergency personnel. Review of Management Innovation and Creativity
  • Chapa, Olga, LeMaster, Jane, (2007). Chinese Intellectual Property Rights? Know Before You Go Thunderbird International Business Review

Honors and Achievements

  • 2011: Best Reviewer Award - Academy of Management Gender and Diversity in the Organization
  • 2010: Received an award for Best Reviewer of the Academy of International Business Northeast Chapter 2010 Conference - Academy of International Business Northeast Chapter AIBNE
  • 2009: Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Dissertation Award - Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • 2009: Invited to become a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma organization - Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 2006: Nominated and participated in the OBTS Doctorial Institute - Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • 2005: Representative for graduate students from South Texas in a congressional hearing aimed to draw attention to the lack of funding for underrepresented groups seeking graduate degrees. - United States Congressional Hearing