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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

Jeong, S., Han, S. J., Lee, J., Sunalai, S., & Yoon, S. W. (2018). Integrative literature review on informal learning: Antecedents, conceptualizations, and future directions. Human Resource Development Review, https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484318772242

Park, S., Han, S. J., Hwang, S. J., & Park, C. K. (2018). Comparison of leadership styles in Confucian Asian countries. Human Resource Development International, https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2018.1425587

Han, S. J., Lee, Y.*, Beyerlein, M., & Kolb, J. (2018). Shared leadership in teams: The role of coordination, goal commitment, and knowledge sharing on perceived team performance. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 24(3/4), 150-168. https://doi.org/10.1108/TPM-11-2016-0050

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

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

Han, S. J., Lim, D. H., & Jung, E. (2018). 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. 40-59). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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.

Jung, E., Lim, D. H., & Han, S. J. (2017). Expertise development for next-generation digital learners. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of research on pedagogical models for next-generation teaching and learners. (pp. 38-59). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3873-8.ch003

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., & Beyerlein, M. (2017). Talent development of global virtual team leadership: Challenges and strategies. In Dirani, K. M., Nafukho, F. & Irby, B. (Eds.), Global issues and talent development (pp. 93-126). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.

Kim, S. H. & Han, S. J. (2017). Global talent flow: international graduate students’ career decisions after graduation. In Dirani, K. M., Nafukho, F. & Irby, B. (Eds.), Global issues and talent development (pp. 7-28). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Han, S. J., Stieha, V., Poitevin, E., & Starnes, T. L. (2018). Growth mindset in adult learning: Systematic literature review. The 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). University of Victoria, BC, Canada. June 8-10, 2018. http://newprairiepress.org/aerc/2018/papers/3

Oh, J., Han, S. J., Lim, D. H., Jang, C. S., & Kwon, I. T. (2018). Application of Virtual and Augmented Reality to the Field of Adult Education. The 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). University of Victoria, BC, Canada. June 8-10, 2018.

Natarajarathinam, M., Xie, L., Leight, C., Boehm, R., Beyerlein, M., Dirani, K., Han, S. J., & Zarestky, J. (2018). Emergence of Shared Leadership Dynamics during Engineering Student Design Projects: A Study Utilizing Video Analysis. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 24-27, 2018.

Jeong, S., Han, S. J., Lee, J. Sunalai, S., & Yoon, S. W. (2018). Integrative literature review on informal learning in the workplace. Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Cho, Y., Park, J., Han, S. J., & Ho, Y. (2018). “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. (2018). 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. (2018). 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. (2018). 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. The 48th Annual Adult Education Research Conference. Norman, OK, USA.

Chae, C., Han, S. J., & Kim, J. (2017). Research trends in adult education (2006 – 2015): A topic modeling analysis. The 48th Annual Adult Education Research Conference. Norman, OK, USA.

Natarajarathinam, M., Han, S. J., Beyerlein, M., Zarestky, 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. 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.

Conference Presentations and Non-Refereed Focus Session

Han, S. J., Stieha, V., Starnes, T. L., & Poitevin, E. (2018). Suggested growth mindset interventions in workplaces. The 20th Annual Korean Association of Human Resource Development. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. June 3, 2018.

Han, S. J. & Kim, M. (2018). The effects of two types of creative mindset on a change in perceptions of team creativity. Korean Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. May 19, 2018.

Han, S. J., & Beyerlein, M. (2018). Facilitating shared leadership in student project team learning for student-centered creativity and innovation. The 2018 Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference. Texas A&M University, TX, USA. April 17-18, 2018.

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

Han, S. J., Xie, L., & Beyerlein, M. (2018). Skill Development for Students in Project Teams to Enhance Their Learning Environment. A Poster Session at the 2018 Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference. Texas A&M University, TX, USA. April 17-18, 2018.

Alagaraja, M, Han, S. J., Mclean, G. N., & Sun, J. (2018). A Cross-SIG Proposal on Research Collaboration Networking. Focus Session of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Richmond, Virginia, 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.

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. A Poster Session at the 2015 Texas A&M Climate Matters Conference. College Station, TX, USA.

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker for Research Institute for HRD Policy, Korea University, Seoul, Korea [May 31, 2018]
    • Delivered a presentation on Industry 4.0 and Education 4.0
  • Speaker for Summer 2018 Brown Bag Series (Seminars on Topics of Interest in Organization and Strategic Management in Management Engineering Seminar), College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Korea [May 17, 2018]
    • Delivered a seminar titled, “Developing creative project teams: The impact of shared leadership”
  • Guest Speaker for Fall 2017 Materials Research Seminars (Weekly Seminars on Topics of Interest in Materials Science and Engineering), Boise State University, Boise, Idaho [December 1, 2017]
    • Delivered a lecture titled, “How to Successfully Manage STEM Project Teams: Emergence of Shared Leadership Dynamics during Engineering Student Design Projects”
  • Fall 2017 Team-Based Learning (TBL) Community of Practice, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho [September 12, 2017]
    • Presented a material on virtual team collaboration and team-based learning
  • Keynote Speaker for 2015 Diversity Leadership Academy: Community of Respect, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas [February 6, 2015]
    • Delivered a lecture and facilitated activities on culture and leadership for two hours
  • Guest Speaker for Urban Issues, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas [October 7, 2014]
    • Delivered a lecture regarding education and diversity
  • Guest Instructor for Human Resource Development Seminar in Career Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas [November 17, 2014]
    • Delivered a lecture on cross-cultural understanding and diversity
  • Presenter of Cultural Diversity Panel, Human Resource Development Seminar in Career Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas [total 5 sessions, 2013, 2014, 2015]
    • Facilitated panelists’ discussions on cultural diversity in workplaces