Yoshie Nakamura

Yoshie Nakamura
Assistant Professor, Human and Organizational Learning

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.

Education
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University

Publications

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.

Presentations

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.