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Jonathan Ying

Jonathan Ying

Organizational Behavior/Human Resources


Ph.D., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
M.I.L.R., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
M.T.S., East Asian Religions, Harvard University
B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, St. John's College, Annapolis

Jonathan Ying, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, teaches in the undergraduate, MBA, and MSHRM programs at Purdue's Daniels School of Business with a focus on Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. While a Texas Instruments HR manager, he advised over 500 electrical engineers worldwide, from senior vice presidents to members of technical staff.  Dr. Ying served as the founding Assistant Dean of Students for Asian American Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research interests include transnational bioscience entrepreneurship, high-skilled immigration between East Asia and America, and Asian American workers.

At Purdue's University, Dr. Ying is the principal architect of the Certificate in DEI Program, founder of the Healthy Boiler employee wellness challenge - running and walking road races, and course coordinator for the required course OBHR 330 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior. In addition to OB, he also teaches Compensation (Total Rewards), China, America, and Artificial Intelligence, and Diversity in the Workplace. He is a Purdue Peace Corps Prep community economic development sector coordinator. Before joining Purdue, he was a faculty member at Cornell, Penn State, and Wisconsin.

After immigrating to the U.S. at age nine and attending California public schools near East Los Angeles, Dr. Ying earned an M.T.S. from Harvard University, an M.I.L.R. and Ph.D. from Cornell University, and a B.A. from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland.  Dr. Ying has over 17 years of experience teaching and coaching students to achieve academic, professional, and personal success.  He was awarded the Divinity School Scholarship by Harvard University and the C.V. Starr Fellowship, Hu Shih Memorial Research Grant, John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines Fellowship, Ta-Chung & Ya-Chao Liu Memorial Scholarship, and numerous other research grants and fellowships by Cornell University.  Dr. Ying was a U.S. Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at National Taiwan University, a junior visiting scholar at Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2008 to 2010), and an alternate candidate of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. 

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ying was a human resources manager, a university relations manager, and a global diversity manager at Texas Instruments where he advised electrical engineers at all levels, from members of technical staff to senior vice presidents. Dr. Ying also held HR positions at Amgen and General Mills. In the 1990s, he was the founding Assistant Dean of Students for Asian American Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was responsible for 4,000 students. At Illinois, Dr. Ying partnered with students, staff, and faculty to build an academic program in Asian American Studies that has grown to include six full-time and ten affiliated faculty members. Dr. Ying cares deeply about students and is an avid runner.

Phone: (765) 496-1347
Office: KCTR 212

Area(s) of Expertise

Transnational Biotech Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, High-Skilled Immigration between East Asia and America, HR in STEM Organizations, Asian American Workers, Liberal Arts and Management Education