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Principal Investigator

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Soo Jeoung “Crystal” Han
Crystal is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program in the College of Engineering at Boise State University. She attained her Ph.D. in the Department of Educational Administration & Human Resource at Texas A&M University. She earned her B.A. in English Education from Korea University in South Korea. 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).

Her research interests include the field of virtual team building, cross-cultural diversity, executive leadership, and shared leadership development. She has published several articles and book chapters on the topics of multinational virtual teams and team leadership. She published articles in journals, such as Small Group Research, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, European Journal of Training and Development, and Team Performance Management: An International Journal.

Lab Manager

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Jie Chen
She is a Human Performance Technology(HPT) practitioner who helps the clients with needs assessment, learning programs, and evaluation. She graduated in Fall 2017 with a Master of Science degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. She has been volunteering for ISPI Bay Area/Boise State(BABS) Chapter as their Marketing and Communication Chair since 2016. She can be reached at chenjie.jc@gmail.com.

Research Coordinators

Emily Poitevin
Emily Poitevin is currently Dr. Han’s graduate assistant and working on earning her MS degree in Organization Performance and Workplace Learning. She graduated with her BBA in Entrepreneurial Management from Boise State University in 2006 and is currently working as a retail manager. She is particularly interested in employee motivation as well as designing more effective training programs in the ever-changing retail industry. She can be reached at emilypoitevin@u.boisestate.edu.

Research Assistants

Nani Hazard
Nani is a current Graduate Assistant for Dr. Han. She began the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning program in summer 2019, where she plans to earn a MS degree. Nani graduated from Washington State University’s Carson School of Business in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration focusing in Human Resources. Prior to being Dr. Han’s GA, she worked as a Retention Manager for a TRIO SSS educational grant. Nani has great interest and passion for developing individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. She can be reached at nanihazard@boisestate.edu.

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Lauren Johnson
Lauren Johnson is currently Dr. Han’s graduate assistant and working on earning her MS degree in Organization Performance and Workplace Learning. She graduated with her BS in Biology from Allegheny College in 2012 and is currently working as a technical trainer at a pharmacy and medication management solutions organization. Lauren has a great interest in identifying performance and knowledge gaps to create effective and engaging learning experiences. She can be reached at laurenjohnson180@u.boisestate.edu.

Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell is the Founder and Owner of Omm Office LLC, an organization that uses mindfulness as a workplace performance tool helping people and organizations meet goals and produce content. Karen is currently completing both an MS in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, and a graduate certificate in Workplace Instructional Design at Boise State University. Karen has studied and practiced mindfulness for ten years and she has worked as a project manager within the media industry and government over 15 years. She can be reached at theommoffice@gmail.com.

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Beth Szabo
Beth Szabo is an Instructional Designer at VSP Vision Care focusing on performance improvement for sales. She is passionate about helping people learn and grow, and is particularly interested in accountability and motivational research. Beth is currently completing her Masters in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning at Boise State University. Beth is a yogi and yoga teacher in her spare time and understands the power of the mind – which has led her to this lab and growth mindset research. She can be reached at bethszabo@u.boisestate.edu.

 

Collaborator

Michael Beyerlein

Dr. Michael Beyerlein
Michael Beyerlein is a Professor in the Human Resource Development Graduate Program at Texas A&M University. Formerly, he was professor and department head of Organizational Leadership & Supervision at Purdue and prior to that Founding Director of the Center for Collaborative Organizations and Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of North Texas. His books, book chapters, and articles usually address the topics of teams and collaboration, creativity and innovation, knowledge management, and intangible capital. His research interests include: team creativity, emergence of virtual organizations, and innovation science. His most recent edited book is The handbook for high performance virtual teams (2008) with Jill Nemiro and others. You might find his detailed biography here.