Faculty & Staff Directory

Alex Ning Li

Assistant Professor
Management and Leadership Department


  • PhD, University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Groups and Teams
  • Leadership
  • Adaptation and Resilience
  • Machine Learning

Selected Publications

  • Li, A.N., Sherf., E., & Tangirala, S. (Forthcoming). Team adaptation to discontinuous task change: Equity and equality as facilitators of individual and collective task capabilities redevelopment. Organization Science.
  • Li, A.N., & Tangirala, S. (2022). How employees’ voice helps teams remain resilient in the face of exogenous change. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107(4), 668–692.
  • Li, A.N., & Tangirala, S. (2021) How voice emerges and develops in newly formed supervisor-employee dyads. Academy of Management Journal, 64, 614-642.
  • Han, J., Liao., H., Han, J., & Li, A.N. (2021) When leader–member exchange differentiation improves work group functioning: The combined roles of differentiation bases and reward interdependence. Personnel Psychology, 71, 109-141.
  • Li, A.N., Liao, H., Tangirala, S., & Firth, B.M. (2017) The content of the message matters: The differential effects of promotive and prohibitive voice on team productivity and safety performance gains. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1259-1270.

Honors and Awards

  • Frank T. Paine Doctoral Award for Academic Achievement, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2017)
  • Top 10% Teaching Award, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2015)