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Diana Wu  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  


  • Ph.D. Organizational Psychology, Wright Institute of Berkeley, 1980
  • M.B.A. New York University, NY, 1961

Professional Experience:

  • American Management Association
    First work experience, while still a student, was at the American Management Association in New York City. The AMA provided the opportunity to meet with many first-rate, dedicated authors. This experience also sowed the seeds for later development and interest in writing and public speaking, as well as teaching the knowledge and art of management.
  • Financial and leadership positions on Berkeley campus -
    Relocated to California upon graduation from New York University. Worked in various financial and leadership positions on Berkeley campus. Cultivated a multicultural staff, diverse in gender and age. Implemented new financial systems; developed governance structure, written policy statements, institutional guidelines, personnel handbook, and grant proposals. Also served as a business consultant for profit and non-profit organizations.

Teaching Experience:

  • Saint Mary's College
    Joined the faculty at the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary's College of California in 1981. Chairperson of the Business Administration Department from 1986-1989. Received top student evaluations consistently. Developed new courses. Authored a supplemental textbook on diversity. Reviewed textbooks for publishers. Currently a tenured full professor.

Other Experience:

  • Saint Mary's College
    Served on Academic Senate; President's Task Force for Minority Presence on Campus; Advisory Board of the Extended Education Program; and the Faculty Development, Technology and Facilities Planning, Executive, Admissions, Academic Standards and Petitions, and Affirmative Action Compliance Committees.


  • Lasallian Award - Saint Mary's College (November 2002)
    Recipient of the Lasallian Award, November, 2002 -- presented by the Bothers of Saint Mary's College to a faculty or staff who have manifested the Lasallian tradition of service to the disadvantaged and the mission of the Brothers in serving others with devotion and commitment.
  • Saint John Baptist De La Salle Award - Saint Mary's College (1998)
    Recipient of the 1998 Saint John Baptist De La Salle Award - "This award constitutes the highest tribute conferred by the Alumni upon a Saint Mary's professor for a career of scholarship and distinguished service to students."
  • Leadership Award - Asian Pacific American Community (1997)


  • Sigma Beta Delta -


  • Fulbright Senior Specialist -


  • Numerous Faculty Development and Research Grants -


Professional papers or reports resulting from consultations

  • Establishing Consulting Work and Training Programs for Business Faculty Members in Chinese Universities. Wu, Diana
    (July 1988)
  • A Feasibility Study of Establishing the First American Financial Institution in Taiwan. Wu, Diana
    San Francisco
    (July 1987)
  • The Development of an Organizational Behavior Course Conducive to the Norms and Cultural Needs in Chinese Management Schools. Wu, Diana
    Chinese Academy of Science
    (July 1986)

Publications and Presentations

  • Keynote speech: Asian Pacific Americans in the Workplace: Contributions to Global Interdependency and Unity. , (talk, speech or lecture, invited, poster)
    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration, Kodak Theater, Rochester N.Y.
    (May 10, 2007)
  • The importance of Learning Liberal Arts Education for Business Students in a Changing Global environment. Wu, Diana
    International Literacy and Research Network Conference on Learning, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
    (July 2003)
  • Understanding Western Management Education. Wu, Diana
    Fujian College,Cangshan, Fuzhou, Fujian, People's Republic of China
    (March 2003)
  • From Foot-binding to Olympics:China's Journey Into the Changing Global Community. Wu, Diana
    Women's Forum, First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA
    (November 2002)
  • The Impact of Technology on Asian Pacific Americans in the Workplace. Wu, Diana
    January Forum, Saint Mary's College of California
    (January 1999)
  • Asian Pacific Americans in the Workplace. Wu, Diana
    Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, A Division of Sage Publications
  • # Managing Asian Pacific American Workforce. Wu, Diana
    American Management Foundation and Association on Employment Practices and Principles Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
    (October 1995)
  • Changing Occupational Patterns Among Chinese Women in the United States. Wu, Diana
    Comparative Perspectives Conference, University of Hong Kong
    (December 1994)
  • Conducting Qualitative Research in China. Wu, Diana
    Delta Pi Epsilon National Research Conference, Philadelphia
    (November 1994)
  • Attendance Report of the Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute on Economic Diversity. Wu, Diana
    Washington, D.C.
    (May 1994)
  • Global Entrepreneurs. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College
    (September 1993)
  • Saint Mary's College and the Study of Asian Americans. Wu, Diana
    Chinese Journal, KTSF Television Station
    (June 1993)
  • A Preliminary Report of Asian Americans in the Workforce. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College Research Series
    (May 1993)
  • A Short History and Overview of Organization Theory. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College
  • Major Diversity Issues in the Asian Community. Wu, Diana
    Academy of Management, Las Vegas
    (August 1992)
  • Challenges Facing Women and Work in Chinese Organizations. Wu, Diana
    University of Texas
    (May 1990)
  • A Study of Minority Immigrant Women in Male-Dominated Occupations. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College Research Series
    (March 1990)
  • Asian-Pacific Americans in Private and Independent Colleges and Universities. Wu, Diana
    Asian Americans in Higher Education Conference, Sacramento
    (February 1990)
  • Common Goals Shared by Liberal Arts and Professional Educators. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's Perspective
    (September 1989)
  • New Opportunities Abroad: The Pacific Rim. Wu, Diana
    World Trade Club, San Francisco
    (April 1988)
  • China's Great Revolution: Changing Role of Women. Wu, Diana
    World Affairs Council of Northern California
  • When It Comes to Motivation: China and the U.S. Are Worlds Apart. Wu, Diana
    Submitted to San Francisco Business Journal
  • In Search of Relevance and Understanding in Education. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College
  • Women's Lib--Russian Style. Wu, Diana
    The Wright Institute of Berkeley
  • The Checklist for Developing a Business Plan. Wu, Diana
    Saint Mary's College
  • What is Organizational Psychology. Wu, Diana
    Hong Kong Radio & Television station
    (July 1982)
  • A Study of Psycho-Social Development of Women and Organizations in Metropolitan China. Wu, Diana
    The Wright Institute, Berkeley


  • Wu, Diana Ting Liu. (1997). Asian Americans in the Workplace. Lanham, New York, Toronto, Oxford: Altamira; A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Wu, Diana. "Living Through China's Whirlwind Years." San Francisco Chronicle's "Chinese Women in Their Organizations" series September 1981
  • Wu, Diana. "A Woman Warrior's Life in China." San Francisco Chronicle's "Chinese Women in Their Organizations" series September 1981
  • Wu, Diana. "Is Romance Un-Chinese?." San Francisco Chronicle's "Chinese Women in Their Organizations" series September 1981
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