Michele J. Gelfand is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Scholar Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her PhD in Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois. Gelfand's work explores cultural influences on conflict, negotiation, justice, revenge, and forgiveness; theory and methods in culture and psychology; and workplace diversity and discrimination. She was formerly the President of the International Association of Conflict Management, the Division Chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management, and Treasurer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Chi-yue Chiu received his PhD in social-personality psychology from Columbia University. He has taught at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is now the Director of the Culture Science Institute, as well as the Director of Research, at Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University. He is interested in culture science research. His research focuses on the interconnections of ecology, instituted social relations, and the mind and the brain, as well as the implications of such interconnections on social behavior.
Ying-yi Hong is a Professor at the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1994, specializing in experimental social psychology. She taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2002, before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she taught at the Department of Psychology for six years. She currently also holds an appointment in the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University in China. Her main research interests include culture and cognition, self, identity, and intergroup relations. She has published over 90 journal articles and book chapters, mainly on multiculturalism and identity. She co-authored Social Psychology of Culture with Chi-yue Chiu and co-edited Understanding Culture: Theory, Research, and Application with Robert Wyer and Chi-yue Chiu. Dr. Hong was the recipient of the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award in 2001 and the Young Investigator Award (conferred by the International Society of Self and Identity) in 2004, and was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and Associate of the Center for Advanced Study, UIUC.