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Yang Xu, Ph.D.

Dr. Yang XuDr. Yang Xu is a Full Professor in the Management Department at the School of Leadership and Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Business from Virginia Tech. Dr. Xu has taught a variety of management and business administration courses and published many articles in various top or reputable refereed academic journals as the single or primary author. She was awarded grants and scholarships for research projects and professional development. Her scholarly accomplishments are widely recognized by academics because her publications are cited by top journals in management. Dr. Xu participates actively in the service to the Academy and the profession. She served a two-year term as Director of Center for Advanced Studies at the Academy and over ten years on various committees of Academy of Management. Dr. Xu is currently the Associate Dean of School of Leadership and Management.

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2006
  • Master of Business Administration, China Europe International Business School, 2000

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals
  • Leadership, Organizational Development and Change
  • International Business Operations
  • Public Management Consulting

Professional Certifications. Affiliations, and Memberships

  • American Economic Association (AEA) (2018 –present)
  • Eastern Academy of Management (EAM) (2016 – present)
  • Academy of Management (AOM) (2000 – present)
  • Industry Studies Association (ISA) (2012 – 2013)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB) (2004 – present)
  • International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) (2007 – 2010)
  • Southern Management Association (SMA) (2004 – present)
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTC) (2006-present)

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 2009 Campus Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State University
  • Nominated for the Penn State University College Faculty Teaching Award in both 2017 and 2018
  • Nominated for the Penn State University teaching award in 2008

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Xu, Y. and Hickey, A. W. 2022. Cadet Mentoring Program: Best Practices for Success, Military Psychology, 34 (1), 23-32, DOI: 10.1080/08995605.2021.1965443
  • Xu, Y. and Flambard, V. 2021. Introducing Multicultural Experiences through Virtual Partnerships, Journal of Education for Business, 97 (4), 261-269, DOI: 10.1080/08832323.2021.1924107
  • Xu, Y. and Flambard, V. 2021. Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises, Journal of International Business Education, 16, 155-164.
  • Xu, Y. 2019. The Moderating Effect of Founding Assets on the Founders’ Human Capital – New Venture Growth Relationship. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22 (2), 126-142.
  • Yi, X. and Xu, Y. 2019. Founding conditions and benefit offerings: Evidence from U.S. startups, Personnel Review, 48 (1), 141–162

Other Research/Scholarship Endeavors:

  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “Global Mindset: Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: A MED Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2021)
  • Xu, Y. “Family Ownership, Founders’ Human Capital and Benefit Offerings”, 2021 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), peer-reviewed/refereed. (May 24-27, 2021)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “High-impact Low-tech Pedagogies to Engage Students” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: A MED Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. “Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises”, Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) Lunchtime Scholarship Seminar (October 6th, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter) & Lewis, J. “Teaching sustainability at the United States Coast Guard Academy: An overview of a newly created elective focusing on environmental and social justice”, the Fifth Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Northeast Conference at Rutgers Business School (virtual), peer-reviewed/refereed. (October 26-29, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. “The Effect of Fringe Benefit Offerings on Early-Stage External Financing”, the First LATAM Symposium of Business Economics, peer-reviewed/refereed. (November 2020)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “High-Impact Low-Tech Teaching Methods to Increase Student Participation and Engagement” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: An Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2019)
  • Xu, Y. “A Blessing or a Curse? The Role of Benefit Offerings in the Startup’s Early-Stage External Financing”, American Economic Association annual conference (January, 2019, Poster Session)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “Cross-cultural differences” in the AOM PDW “Teaching with Interactive Assignments”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2015)
  • Xu, Y. “Alliance Portfolio, Top Management Team’s Cognitive Model and Technological Innovation” at the Research Paper Development Workshop, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August 2013)

Sponsored Research and Research Grants

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Research Micro-Grant (2022)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Loy Institute for Leadership Faculty Fellow (2019 – 2021)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) 2020 Research Fellowship
  • Sponsored Research, Kauffman Foundation, $5,200 each year (2010 – October 2020)
  • Research Development Grant and Undergraduate Research Stipend, Penn State University, 2018 – 2019, 2016 – 2017, 2014 – 2015, 2011 – 2013, 2010 – 2011, 2006 – 2008, 2005 – 2006

Contact Information

Sponsor Family Application

Thank you for submitting your application to be part of the Sponsor Family Program. Your application will be processed in the upcoming week. Coast Guard Academy’s policy on background screening now requires all adults (everyone 18 and older living in the home) who volunteer to mentor, teach, coach or sponsor cadets, whether on or off Coast Guard Academy grounds, to be screened every 5 years. They are required to provide personal information (name, birth date and social security number) for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check.

The Security Officer at the Coast Guard Academy, CWO2 Gina Polkowski, is overseeing this process. Her email is: Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.

Sponsor Family designations fall into several different categories. Below are the guidelines to help you determine how best to meet the background screening requirement:

  1. If you are Coast Guard active duty you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  2. If you are a Civilian working for the Coast Guard you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  3. If you are non-Coast Guard Active Duty, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  4. If you are non-Coast Guard civilian who has a current security clearance or National Agency check, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  5. All civilians in the families who are 18 years or older and do not have a security clearance or a National Agency Check are required to be vetted through Mind Your Business, the third party vendor hired by the Coast Guard Academy for the vetting process.

After you complete your application, please e-mail the Sponsor Family Program Coordinator at CadetFamilySponsorProgram@uscga.edu. In your e-mail, you must include the e-mail address and phone number of every adult living in the home. The Sponsor Family Coordinator will then initiate the background check process and you will receive an email with further instructions.

Important things to note:

There is a Sponsor Family Training that is a one-hour training which we ask sponsors to attend once every four years. This training is designed to give you an overview of the program, what is expected of you as a sponsor, and what you can expect from your cadets. This training will also help familiarize you with the cadet regulations onboard CGA. You will be notified via e-mail once the training is scheduled.

The matching process of swabs to families will occur during July and August. Please bear with us and remain flexible through this process. There will be a meet and greet scheduled on Campus, typically in late August. This will give families an opportunity to formally meet their cadet if they have not already done so. Details on this will also be via email.

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