Dr. Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura

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Dr. Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura

Assistant Professor, Human and Organizational Learning


School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Human and Organizational Learning

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Office Phone: (202) 994-3291

Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura is an Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University. Her areas of research interest include authentic leadership development, neuroscience of adult learning, women in leadership, and online learning engagement through data analytics. Dr. Nakamura is currently studying adult learners’ mind, brain and behavior focusing reflective practices, leadership values development, women’s leadership development, and online learning engagement and outcomes.

Dr. Nakamura has published in a wide range of topics, including social networks among leaders, Japanese women’s leadership, and leadership values development. One of her publications, “The Role of Reflective Practices in Building Social Capital in Organizations from an HRD perspective” received an outstanding award by Academy of Human Resource Development. She is currently working as a lead editor of Japanese Women in Leadership book as part of Asian Women in Leadership book series.

Prior to joining the faculty of George Washington University, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University whereby she taught Facilitate Adults Learn with Neuroscience in Mind. She also worked as Head of Academic Learning and Neuroscience at Columbia Business School’s Executive Education department whereby she directed Neuroscience to Enhance Leadership Development program and Future of Learning Forum as well as taught Women in Leadership program. She provided executive coaching for leaders across industries and countries as well.


Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University

Nakamura, Y. T. (2022). How Japan can develop more women leaders. East Asia Forum.

Williams, E. N., Grande, S., Nakamura, Y. T., Pyle, L., & Shaw, G. (2021). The development and practice of authentic leadership: A cultural lens. European Journal of Training and Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-03-2021-0039  

Nakamura, Y. T., Milner, J., & Milner, T. (2021). Leveraging neurobiology to develop empathetic leaders. Organizational Dynamics Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2021.100865

Nakamura, Y. T., Horimoto, M., & McLean, G. L. (Eds.). (2021). Japanese women in leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030363031#aboutBook

 Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2021). The status of women leaders in Japan: Challenges and opportunities. In Y. T. Nakamura, M. Horimoto, & G. L. McLean (Eds.), Japanese Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030363031#aboutBook

AAhad, M. O., Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2021). Developing women leaders in Japan: Government-led initiatives. In Y. T. Nakamura, M. Horimoto, & G. L. McLean (Eds.), Japanese Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030363031#aboutBook

Kobayashi, M., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2021). Leading self: Motivation and leader identity of women in Japan. In Y. T. Nakamura, M. Horimoto, & G. L. McLean (Eds.), Japanese Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030363031#aboutBook

Yokoyama, Y., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2021). Challenges from employment systems perspectives. In Y. T. Nakamura, M. Horimoto, & G. L. McLean (Eds.), Japanese Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030363031#aboutBook

Nakamura, Y. T., Milner, J., & Milner, T. (2020). Inclusive-empathy in leadership. Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/0021886320982022

Nakamura, Y. T. (2020). Developing global organizational leaders’ social capital. European Journal of Training and Development, https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-03-2020-0047

Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2020). A conceptual framework for developing women social entrepreneurs in Japan. Advances in Developing Human Resources22(2), 164-175https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422320907046

Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2017). Women’s leadership in Japan. In Y. Cho, R. Ghosh, J. Yi Sun, & G. L. McLean (Eds.), Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

Thomas, V., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2016). What is learning in age of technology? Chief Learning Officer.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Malefakis, M. (2016). Could your culture benefit from co-creation? Chief Learning Officer.

Nakamura, Y. T., Barto, J., & Yorks, L. (2014). Building social capital for leaders: The importance of trusting and diverse networks. Developing Leaders, 17, 40-47.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2013). Social networks that improve performance at work. Developing Leaders, 11, 22-28.

Klepper, W., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2012). The leadership credo: A social contract for change. Developing Leaders, 8, 24-31.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Yorks, L. (2011). The role of reflective practices in building social capital in organizations from an HRD perspective. Human Resource Development Review, 10(3). 222-245.

Nakamura, Y. T., Horimoto, M., & Hinshaw, J. (2022, April 6-9). Transformative learning experiences of Japanese women entrepreneurs in time of crisis. [Conference presentation]. International Transformative Learning Conference, Virtual Meeting. https://itlc2022.intertla.org/

Nakamura, Y. T., Ji, H., Yu, D., Hinshaw, J., Gu, Y., & Reman, R. (2022, April 19-21). Neuroscience methods in HRD: Examining the role of reflection in developing ethical leaders using electroencephalography (EEG) [Conference presentation]. Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Arlington, VA. https://www.ahrd.org/page/2022-annual-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., & Lindsey, J. (2022, April 19-21). Neurodiverse leadership development from a social cognitive neuroscience perspective [Conference poster presentation]. Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Arlington, VA. https://www.ahrd.org/page/2022-annual-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., Gu, Y., Ji, H., & Kara, S. (2021, June 7-9). Brain-computer interface for the classification of brain activation in face of ethical decision making [Conference presentation]. International Brain-Computer Interface Conference, Virtual Meeting. https://bcisociety.org/bci-meeting/

Nakamura, Y. T. (2021, February 17-19). Introducing neuroscience-based method in adult learning research [Conference presentation]. 2021 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Virtual Conference. https://www.ahrd.org/page/2021-annual-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2021, February 17-19). Developing Japanese women in entrepreneurial leadership in time of crisis [Conference presentation]. 2021 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Virtual Conference. https://www.ahrd.org/page/2021-annual-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., Gu, Y., Ji, H., & Kara, S. (2020, June 10-12). Neuroscience of ethical leadership: The role of reflection in ethical dilemma situations at Work [Conference presentation]. European Human Resource Development Conference, Budapest, Hungary. [Due to COVID-19, the conference was cancelled, but the paper is published on the conference site]. 

Nakamura, Y. T., Milner, J., & Milner, T. (2020, June 10-12). Neuroscience of leader as coach [Conference presentation]. European Human Resource Development Conference, Budapest, Hungary. [Due to COVID-19, the conference has been cancelled but the paper is published on the conference site]. 

Nakamura, Y. T., Gu, Y., Ji, H., & Kara, S. (2020, February 26-29). Ethical leadership development: The role of reflection in adult brain [Conference presentation]. 2020 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA, United States. https://www.ahrd.org/event/2020-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., & Mistry, K. (2020, February 26-29). A conceptual framework for facilitating experiential learning from a social and cultural neuroscience perspective [Conference poster presentation]2020 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA, United States. https://www.ahrd.org/event/2020-conference

Nakamura, Y. T., Gakiya, M., & Horimoto, M. (2019, October 24-27). Japanese women in leadership [Conference presentation abstract]. International Leadership Association 21stAnnual Global Conference, Ottawa, Canada. http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/highlights/Ottawa2019.html

Nakamura, Y. T., Milner, J., & Milner, T. (2019, October 24-27). Digital leadership and coaching from a neuroscience perspective [Conference presentation abstract]. International Leadership Association 21stAnnual Global Conference, Ottawa, Canada. http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/highlights/Ottawa2019.html

Williams, L., Grande, S., Nakamura, Y. T., Pyle, L., & Shaw, G. (2019, October 24-27). Authentic and sustainable leadership: The impacts of gender and geography [Conference presentation abstract]. International Leadership Association 21stAnnual Global Conference, Ottawa, Canada. http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/highlights/Ottawa2019.html

Nakamura, Y. T., Gu, Y., Jin, H., & Rehman, R. (2019, August 5-8). Adult brain: The role of reflection in ethical leadership development [Conference presentation]. World Education Research Association Annual Focal Meeting, Tokyo, Japan. https://www.weraonline.org/page/WERAFocalMeeting2019

Nakamura, Y. T., Rehman, R., & Jin, H. (2019, March 26-28). Adult learning in time of crisis: The impact of reflection on adult brain and its implication for practice [Conference presentation]. International Conference on Business and Social Science, Kyoto, Japan.

Nakamura, Y.T. (2018, October 24-27). Neuroscience and values-based leadership [Conference presentation abstract]. International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, United States.  http://www.ila-net.org/conferences/highlights/WPB2018.html

Nakamura, Y. T., & Goez, J. (2018, October 24-27). Women’s authentic leadership development: A case study [Conference presentation abstract]. International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, United States. http://www.ila-net.org/conferences/highlights/WPB2018.html

Williams, L., Grande, S., Nakamura, Y. T., Pyle, L., & Shaw, G. (2018, October 24-27). Authentic and sustainable leadership: International qualitative study of leaders [Conference presentation]. International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, United States. http://www.ila-net.org/conferences/highlights/WPB2018.html

Nakamura, Y. T., & Goez, J. (2018). Developing authenticity in women’s leadership. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Richmond, VA. February.

Nakamura, Y. T., Grande, S., Pyle, L., Shealy, C., Williams, L., Brewster, L., & Shaw, G. (2017). Themes, dialectics and paradoxes of authentic and sustainable leadership. International Leadership Association Global Conference, Brussels, Belgium. October.

Cho, Y., Lee, S., Riantoputra, C. D., Nakamura, Y. T., & Park, J. (2017). Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership. International Leadership Association Global Conference, Brussels, Belgium. October.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Horimoto, M. (2017). Women’s leadership development in Japan. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, San Antonio, TX. March.

Nakamura, Y. T., Leuty, M., Hanson, W., Dirkx, J., & Shealy, C. (2016). Self transformation through values-based test feedback: A work example. International Transformative Learning Conference, Tacoma, WA. October.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Klepper, W. (2016). The role of reflective practices in developing authenticity in leadership: Three year case study. International Transformative Learning Conference, Tacoma, WA. October.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Klepper, W. (2016). Developing authenticity in leadership. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Jacksonville, FL. February.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Klepper, W. (2014). Transformative learning in crisis from a leadership development perspective. International Transformative Learning Conference, New York, NY. October.

Nakamura, Y. T., Barto, J., & Yorks, L. (2014). Social capital building through an HRD intervention: An executive development program’s impact on social networking in organizations. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Houston, TX. February.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2013). Building a collaborative culture in organizations through social networking. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Lexington, KY. November.

Bitterman, J. E., Nakamura, Y. T., Rossum, Z. V., & Mustafa, S. (2012). Three years in the life of a peer support initiative for graduate students studying adult learning and leadership – an Action research project implementing the “ALL Peer Connect Project.” Adult Education Research Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. May.

Nakamura, Y. T., & Yorks, L. (2012). Organizational social capital formation through an HRD intervention: An exploratory study of structural, relational, and reflective aspects in social networks formed during a corporate leadership development conference. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Denver, CO. February/March.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2011). Global organizational leaders’ social capital formation. Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX. August.

Klepper, W., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2011). Corporate leadership and the personal leadership credo. Columbia Caseworks, Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Johnson, E. A. J., & Nakamura, Y. T. (2010). A diversity capital perspective for global organizational leadership. Academy of Management Conference, Montréal, Canada. August.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2010). Executives’ social capital formation interventions: HRD research and practice perspectives. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, Knoxville, TN. February.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2009). Leveraging diverse social capital: How can global leaders learn to better use their networks? American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Cleveland, OH. November.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2009). Transformative learning in action: Global organizational executives’ social capital formation experiences. International Transformative Learning Conference, Hamilton, Bermuda. November.

Nakamura, Y. T. (2009). Global organizational executives’ social capital formation experiences. Adult Education Research Conference, Chicago, IL. May.