Howard University Faculty


Amanda Hinojosa


Amanda Hinojosa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Amanda Hinojosa is an assistant professor of management in the Howard University School of Business. Her research focuses on diversity, the intersection of work & family, leader-follower relations, and employee job search and recruitment. Her research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Organization Science. In 2016 her research on professional image maintenance among pregnant women was recognized as the Best Paper in the Academy of Management Journal, a top publication for management research. This paper was also recognized as a finalist for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for work-family research. Dr. Hinojosa has taught courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, staffing, and compensation. Prior to joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Hinojosa taught courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs in human resource management as an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Dr. Hinojosa earned her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. She also holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Areas of expertise

  • the work-life interface
  • Leadership, leader-follower interactions
  • Human resources
  • Recruiting
  • Cognitive dissonance theory


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, concentration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Texas Tech University
  • MBA, concentration in Entrepreneurship, Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 301)

Selected Research

  • Hinojosa, A. S., Gardner, W. L., Walker, H. J., Cogliser, C. C., Gullifor, D. (2017). A review of cognitive dissonance theory in management research: Opportunities for further development. Journal of Management, 43, 170–199.
  • Little, L. M., Hinojosa, A. S., Paustian-Underdahl, S., & Zipay, K. (In Press). Coping with the Harmful Effects of Family Unsupportive Organizations during Pregnancy. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Little, L. M., Major, V. S., Hinojosa, A. S., & Nelson, D. L. (2015). Professional image maintenance: How women navigate pregnancy in the workplace. Academy of Management Journal, 58, 8-37.
  • Hinojosa, A. S., McCauley, K. D., Randolph-Seng, B., & Gardner, W. L. (2014). Leader and follower attachment styles: Implications for authentic leader-follower relationships. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 595-610.
  • Little, L. M., Hinojosa, A. S. & Lynch, J.W. (2017). Make Them Feel: How the Disclosure of Pregnancy to a Supervisor Leads to Changes in Perceived Supervisor Support. Organization Science, 28, 618-635.
  • Hinojosa, A. S., Walker, H. J., Payne, G. T. (2015). Effects of prerecruitment organizational perceptions on recruitment website information processing. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26, 2617-2631.
  • Le, M., Mayfield, C., Hinojosa, & A. S. Im, Y. (In Press). A Dyadic Approach to Examining the Emotional Intelligence-Work Outcome Relationship: The Mediating Role of LMX. Organization Management Journal.