Che, Alice

Assistant Professor
Psychology, School of

Personal Overview

Dr. Xinxuan Che graduated from University of South Florida with a Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2015. Prior to join FIT, Dr. Che’s was a Senior Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality where she worked on interdisciplinary research and consulting teams to improve patient safety and quality of care through leadership development, training simulations and team building. She has also lead and contributed in many workplace safety improvement projects on safety leadership, leadership in healthcare teams, organizational safety culture and simulation-based leadership training.She received a grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to conduct her dissertation which was a longitudinal study of the role of leader-subordinate interactions on work-related stressors and their impact on workplace safety behaviors and employee well-being of nurses. Dr. Che’s current research interests are in the areas of organizational citizenship behaviors, occupational health psychology, leadership and teams, workplace safety, and patient safety and quality of care in healthcare.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of South Florida, August 2015
    • Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
    • Minor: Public Health with Concentration in Occupational Health Psychology 
  • M.A. University of South Florida, December 2012 
    • Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
  • B.S. Peking University (China), July 2008 
    • Major: Applied Pharmacy

Current Courses

  • Intro IO Psychology

  • Tests & Measurements


  • Psychology of the Workplace 

Professional Experience

  • August 2015: Assistant professor, School of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology
  • July 2012 –August 2015: Senior Research Scholar, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 
  • August 2010 – December 2012: Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida 
  • August 2009 – May 2010: Research Assistant, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois

Additional Duties

  • Visiting faculty, John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Care Quality
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Southern Management Association (SMA)

Selected Publications

  • Hysong, S. J., Che, X., Weaver, S. J., & Petersen, L. A. (2015). Study protocol: identifying and delivering point-of-care information to improve care coordination. Implementation Science, 10(1), 145.
  • Zhou, Z. E., Yan, Y., Che, X. X., & Meier, L. L. (2014). Effect of workplace incivility on end-of-work negative affect: Examining individual and organizational moderators in a daily diary study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0038167
  • Spector, P. E. & Che, X. X. (2014). Re-examining citizenship: How the control of measurement artifacts affects observed relationships of organizational citizenship behavior and organizational variables. Human Performance, 27, 1–18.
  • Spector, P. E., Zhou, Z. E., & Che, X. X. (2013). Nurse exposure to physical and nonphysical violence, bullying, and sexual harassment: A quantitative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51, 72-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.01.010.
  • Rosen, M. A., Goeschel, C. A., Che, X. X., Fawole, J. O., Rees, D., Ingle, R. C., Gelinas, L., Martin, J. N., Kosel, K. C., Promovost, P. J., & Weaver, S. J. (Accepted). Simulation in the executive suite: Lessons learned for building patient safety leadership. Simulation in Healthcare.