College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Ying Feng

  • PhD Candidate in Human Resource Development Graduate Instructor, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant

Ying Feng

Areas of interest

  • People analytics; HR technologies; AI-based HR practices
  • Leadership; Women’s leadership development
  • Workplace diversity training
  • Engaged scholarship
Degrees

Master of Education, Sports Management, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2017
Bachelor of Education, Beijing Sport University, 2015

Biography

Inspired by my advisor, Dr. Kenneth Bartlett and the late Professor Andrew Van de Ven, I am dedicated to becoming an engaged scholar and produce meaningful research to impact practice. My primary research goal is to examine how cultural norms shape leadership, how to promote workplace learning and continuous development, and how to improve data-driven decision making.

Beyond academia, I have experience in project management, creation club management, and coaching. In my spare time, I like playing badminton, cooking, traveling, and watching documentaries.

Teaching

Sole Instructor

  • Project Management (Undergraduate Core Course) 2021-Present

Teaching Assistant

  • Doctoral Research Seminar (Graduate Core Course) 2019-Present
  • Employee Engagement Seminar (Graduate Elective Course) 2019
  • Organization Development (Undergraduate Core Course) 2022
  • Project Management (Undergraduate Core Course) 2020-2021

Awards

  • Gary N. McLean Legacy Fellowship, 2022-2023
  • Sharon and Louis Quast Memorial Fellowship, 2021-2022
  • Camille S. Wall Endowed Fellowship Award, 2020-2021
  • The Alan Moon Memorial Prize Shortlisted as Runner-Up for the Best Paper at the 20th International HRD Conference, Nottingham, England. 2019
Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bartlett, K., Madsen, S., Valesano, M., Feng, Y. (2022). Asilomar: A historical study of the role of the YWCA in women’s leadership development as an absent narrative in the history of HRD. Human Resource Development Review, 21(2). 180-197. doi.org/10.1177/15344843221086189

Bartlett, K. R., Jang, S., Feng, Y., & Aderibigbe, E. (2020). A cinematic analysis of the leadership behaviours of Robin Hood. Human Resource Development International, 1-22. 10.1080/13678868.2020.1789400.

Book Chapters

Feng, Y., Fang, B. (forthcoming). Women leaders in the education sector. In J. Ke, & G. N. McLean (Eds.), Chinese Women in Leadership. Springer.

Salk, R. J., Bartlett, K, R., Schneider, I. E., Feng, Y. (2022). Organizational learning: A strategic approach to enhance diversity and inclusion. In I. Schneider & B. D. Kivel (Eds.), Diversity and inclusion in the recreation profession: Organizational perspectives (4th ed., pp. 237 -252). Sagamore Publishing.

Presentations

Bartlett, K. R., Jang, S., Feng, Y., & Aderbigbe, E. (2019). A cinematic analysis of the leadership and talent development behaviors of Robin Hood. Proceedings of the 20th International HRD Conference, Nottingham Business School, 2019.

Guest speaker at the First Annual International China Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Shanghai, China (2019): Bridging research and practice in Human Resource Development by keyword analysis and scientific mapping referred journal articles and trade magazines.

Feng, Y. (2019). Are there differences in the most explored topics between trade magazines and refereed journals? A keyword analysis of articles for HRD academic and practitioner-focused journals, 2014-2019. Proceedings of the First Annual International China Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Shanghai, China.

Feng, Y. & Paetzel, D. W. (2018). Using action learning to support core competencies. Proceedings of the 17th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Bangkok, Thailand.

Paetzel, D. W., Quast, Q. N., Bartlett, K. R., Hart-Mrema, T. S., Pydych, A. L., Surya, M., & Feng, Y. (2019). The relationship between coaching behaviors and managerial job performance as measured in three countries: China, the U.K., and the U. S. Proceedings of the 20th International HRD Conference, Nottingham Business School, 2019.