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Dr. Soo Jeoung “Crystal” Han

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Soo Jeoung “Crystal” Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-2070

Email: CrystalHan@boisestate.edu

Educational Background:

Soo Jeoung “Crystal” Han received her Doctor of Philosophy and her M.S. in Educational Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. She earned her B.A. in English Education from Korea University in South Korea.

Professional Experience:

Crystal has greatly enjoyed teaching in universities and professional organizations in both the U.S. and Korea over 10 years (e.g., large and small classes in K-12, university, and various companies, such as Google Korea and the government). She also taught the core course, Foundations of Human Resource Development, as an instructor of record at Texas A&M University. Her responsibilities included designing course content and methods of instruction (both face-to-face and online), developing curricula, and grading student performance.

She also worked as an academic manager for three years in an academic institution where she trained teachers from all over the world and managed several projects. Since then, her passion for managing human resource and organizational performance has grown, especially in regard to virtual team project management, cultural influences in organizations, and the importance of team leadership in workplace learning.

Publications and Presentations

Her research and teaching interests reflect her diverse work experiences. She has been translating these interests into a well-developed research agenda by actively collaborating on the following topics:

  • Team and shared leadership development
  • Cross-cultural diversity
  • Instructional design
  • Virtual team collaboration
  • Global leadership and women executive career success
  • Statistical methodology in the social sciences

Refereed Journal Articles Published

Han, S. J., Lee, Y., Beyerlein, M., & Kolb, J. (2017, in print). The effect of shared leadership on team processes and performance. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, X(x), xx-xx.

Han, S., Chae, C., Han, S. J., & Yoon, S. (2017). Conceptual Organization and Identity of HRD: Analyses of Evolving Definitions, Influence, and Connections. Human Resource Development Review. 16(3), 294-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484317719822

Cho, Y., Park, J., Han, S. J., Ju, B., Yoo, J., Joo, A., Park, C. K., & Park, H. Y. (2017). How Do South Korean Female Executives’ Definitions of Career Success Differ from Those of Male Executives?. European Journal of Training and Development. 41(6), 490-507. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-12-2016-0093

Han, S. J., Chae, C, Macko, P., Park, W., & Beyerlein, M. (2017). How virtual team leaders cope with creativity challenges. European Journal of Training and Development. 41(3), 261-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-10-2016-0073

Chae, C., Kim, J., & Han, S. J. (2017). Research trends in HRD (2006 – 2015): A keyword network analysis of articles in AHRD Journals. The Korean Journal of Human Resource Development Quarterly, 19(1), 99-127. (in Korean)

Han, S. J., & Beyerlein, M. (2016). Framing the effects of multinational cultural diversity on virtual team processes. Small Group Research, 47(4), 351-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496416653480

Cho, Y., Park, J., Ju, B., Han, S. J., Moon, H., Park, S., Joo, A., & Park, E. (2016). Women leaders’ work-life imbalance in South Korean companies: A collaborative qualitative study. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27(4), 461-487. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21262

Kim, M., & Han, S. J. (2015). The effects of multi-level factors on academic achievement: The relationships through teacher support and commitment. Journal of Educational Evaluation, 28(5), 1357-1380. (in Korean)

Refereed Journal Articles under Review

Han, S. J., Lee, Y., & McLean, G. N. (under1st review). The effects of family supportive leadership on organizational climate, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Beyerlein, M., Han, S. J., Zarestky, J., Natarajarathinam, M., Dirani, K., & Xie, L. (under 1st review). Models and measurement of team learning in STEM: Opportunities for HRD team-based work has emerged as a dominant design feature in 21st century. Human Resource Development Review

Oh, J. & Han, S. J. (under1st review). Reaching a consensus on conceptualization of authentic leadership and examining the diversifying research contexts. The Leadership Quarterly

Park, S., Han, S. J., Hwang, S. J., & Park, C. K. (under 2nd review). Comparison of leadership styles in Confucian Asian countries. Human Resource Development International

Jeong, S., Han, S. J., Lee, J., Sunalai, S., & Yoon, S. W. (under1st review). Integrative literature review on the antecedents of informal learning in the workplace: A conceptual framework for future research. Human Resource Development Review

Han, S. J., Kim, M., Beyerlein, M., & DeRosa, D. (under 1st review). The influence of virtual team leadership role effectiveness and team building training on global virtual team performance. GroupDynamics

Han, S. J., Beyerlein, M., & Lee, Y. (under 1st review). Team creativity: Examining the effects of psychological safety and relation-oriented shared leadership. The Journal of Creative Behavior

Han, S. J., Kang, H., & Wang, J. (under 1st review). Working with culturally diverse Team: Understanding critical issues and strategies. Journal of International Students (a quarterly publication on international education)

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Lim, D. H., Han, S. J., Oh, J., & Jang, C. S. (2017, proposal accepted). Application of virtual & augmented reality for training and mentoring of higher education instructors. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of research virtual training and mentoring of online instructors. (pp. XX-XX). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Han, S. J., Lim, D. H., & Jung, E. (2017, full manuscript submitted). A collaborative active learning model: As a vehicle for online team learning in higher education. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of research on blended learning pedagogies and professional development in higher education. (pp. XX-XX). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Jung, E., Lim, D. H., & Han, S. J. (2017, in print). Expertise development for next-generation digital learners. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of research on pedagogical models for next-generation teaching and learners. (pp. XX-XX). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Beyerlein, M., & Han, S. J. (2016). The STEM project team as a student developed learning environment and its urgency: The urgent need for teamwork capability in the 21st century economy. In N. A. Alias & J. E. Luaran (Eds.), Student-driven learning strategies for the 21st century classroom (pp. 44-61). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Han, S. J., Liau-Hing, C., & Beyerlein, M. (2016). Facilitating multicultural student team engagement in higher education: Three phase model of project teams in digital learning environment. In S. Keengwe & P. Bull (Eds.), Handbook of research on transformative digital content and learning technologies. (pp. 184-210). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Beyerlein, M., Han, S. J., & Prasad, M (2017, in print). A multi-level model of collaboration and creativity. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team creativity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Han, S. J., Jeong S. H., & Beyerlein, M. (2017, in print). Virtual team leader development. In Dirani, K. M., Nafukho, F. & Irby, B. (Eds.), Global issues and talent development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.

Kim, S. H. & Han, S. J. (2017, in print). Talent flow: international graduate students’ career decision after graduation. In Dirani, K. M., Nafukho, F. & Irby, B. (Eds.), Global issues and talent development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Han, S. J., Leight, C., Beyerlein, M., Xie, L., Natarajarathinam, M., Dirani, K., Boehm, R., & Zarestky, J. (2017, submitted). How can we accelerate the formation of creative project teams?. Proposal for the 2018 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington, USA.

Cho, Y., Park, J., Han, S. J., & Ho, Y. (2017, submitted). “A women CEO? You’d better think twice!”: Exploring how women CEOs of multinational corporations in South Korea have overcome career challenges. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Han, S. J., Oh, J., & Jang, C. S. (2017, submitted). Application of virtual & augmented reality for training and development. Refereed poster for the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Leight, C., Xie, L., Han, S. J., Beyerlein, M., & Zarestky, J. (2017, submitted). Emergence of Complementary Shared Leadership Roles: A Video Analysis of Project Teams. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Lee, J., Shirmohammadi, M., Oh, J., Han, S. J., & Baumgartner, L. (2017, submitted). Warriors in suit: Identity transition and military experience of Korean males. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Oh, J. & Han, S. J. (2017). A new research direction of authentic leadership in the field of adult education. Adult Education Research Conference.

Chae, C., Han, S. J., & Kim, J. (2017). Research trends in adult education (2006 – 2015): A topic modeling analysis. Adult Education Research Conference.

Natarajarathinam, M., Beyerlein, M., Zarestky, J., Han, S. J., Xie, L., Dirani, K., & Boehm, R., (2017). WIP: Micro-skills and mini-habits in engineering student teams: Facilitating a confluence of perspectives and talent. Submitted to the Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 25-28.

Han, S. J., Macko, P., Chae, C., Park, W., & Beyerlein, M. (2017). Exploring how virtual team leaders cope with the challenge of developing a context for team creativity. Proceedings of the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Mclean, G. N., Han, S. J., Alagaraja, M., Sun, J. (2017). Cross-country research collaboration networking. Focus Session of the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Cho, Y., Park, J., Han, S. J., Ju, B., Yoo, J., Joo, A., Park, C. K., & Park, H. Y. (2017). What does career success mean to male and female executives in a Korean context?. Proceedings of the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Beyerlein, M., Han, S. J., Zarestky, J., Natarajarathinam, M., & Dirani, K. (2017). Models of team learning in STEM: An opportunity for HRD. Proceedings of the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Sharififard, S., & Han, S. J., (2017). Cooperative learning: Preparing students for workplace interaction. The 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, USA.

Han, S. J., Beyerlein, M., & Prasad, M. (2016, August). Teamwork and learning in student project teams. Proceeding of the 2016 International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. New Orleans, LA, USA.

Cho, Y., Park, J., Ju, B., Han, S. J., Moon, H., Park, S., Park, Y., & Joo, A. (2016). Korean corporate women leaders’ strategic imbalance in work-life balance: An extended qualitative study. Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Jacksonville, FL., USA.

Han, S. J., Kim, M., Beyerlein, M., & DeRosa, D. (2016). Virtual team leadership and training. Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Kim, M. & Han, S. J. (2015, December). The effect of teacher commitment from the organizational structure on student’s achievements. 2015 Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, South Korea.

Han, S. J. & Beyerlein, M. (2015). Managing culturally diverse virtual teams: A systematic literature review. Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. St. Louis, MO, USA.

Han, S. J. & Beyerlein, M. (2014). Managing culturally diverse virtual teams: A systematic literature review. Paper accepted for the 2014 University Forum for Human Resource Development International Research Conference at Edinburgh Napier University. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Han, S. J. (2014). Working with culturally diverse team: Understanding critical issues and strategies. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Houston, TX, USA.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Han, S. J., Leight, C., Beyerlein, M., Xie, L., Natarajarathinam, M., Dirani, K., Boehm, R., & Zarestky, J. (2017, submitted). How can we accelerate the formation of creative project teams?. Proposal for the 2018 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington, USA.

Cho, Y., Park, J., Han, S. J., & Ho, Y. (2017, submitted). “A women CEO? You’d better think twice!”: Exploring how women CEOs of multinational corporations in South Korea have overcome career challenges. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Han, S. J., Oh, J., & Jang, C. S. (2017, submitted). Application of virtual & augmented reality for training and development. Refereed poster for the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Leight, C., Xie, L., Han, S. J., Beyerlein, M., & Zarestky, J. (2017, submitted). Emergence of Complementary Shared Leadership Roles: A Video Analysis of Project Teams. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Lee, J., Shirmohammadi, M., Oh, J., Han, S. J., & Baumgartner, L. (2017, submitted). Warriors in suit: Identity transition and military experience of Korean males. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA

Han, S. J. & Beyerlein, M. (2016, March). Best practices for improving student project team performance for distance education courses (http://virtualteamstamu.weebly.com/). Presented at the 2016 Teaching with Technology Conference. College Station, TX, USA.

Park, J., Ju, B., Cho, Y., & Han, S. J. (2016, February). Food’n Thought (FNT) Session: A collaborative qualitative study on women leaders in a Korean context: Lessons learned. Presented at the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Han, S. J. (2015). Promoting multicultural virtual team processes in higher education: Three phases model. Proceedings of the 2015 Texas A&M Climate Matters Conference. College Station, TX, USA.

Manuscripts in Progress

Han, S. J., Leight, C., Beyerlein, M., & Xie, L. (in progress, Small Group Research). Critical incidents for culturally diverse teams to be creative: Exploring team dynamics using a video analysis method

Han, S. J. (in progress, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice). Testing a process model for student project teams in higher education with the relationships among shared leadership, psychological safety, team processes, team performance, and creativity.

Han, S. J., Prasad, M., Beyerlein, M. (in progress, Academy of Management conference). Growth mindset and its effects on project team creativity.

Han, S. J. (in progress, Performance Improvement Quarterly). Why do critical moments for project teams happen in their initial state of processes?: Exploring team’s shared efforts for creativity and innovation.

Han, S., & Han, S. J. (in progress, HRDQ). The mediating role of job embeddedness: The impact of psychological empowerment and learning orientation on organizational commitment.