Chou-Yu Tsai is an Assistant Professor of Management at California State University, Los Angeles. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degree from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from the Center for Leadership Studies in the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton). His primary research interest is leadership and human fundamental cognitive process, with a specific focus on leadership making within the supervisor-subordinate dyad. His related research interests are cross-cultural management and research methods. Given his commitment to research, his work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Management and Organizational Review. He is a two-time winner of the best research proposal award from the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and was nominated by the School of Management at SUNY Binghamton for Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. Prior to his Ph.D. career, Dr. Tsai worked as a managerial consultant at the Center for Industrial & Commercial Psychology Studies, National Taiwan University. His professional consulting projects included work on leader selection and development, organizational development and change, and organizational engagement. This professional experience has instilled him a deep respect for the importance of education and makes him treat all students as individuals with unique strengths and needs. His teaching interests are leadership, organizational behavior, research methods, and business consulting.