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Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, Management
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Penn State Great Valley Main Building, 202 D

    Minyoung (Min) Cheong earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.S. from Seoul National University in South Korea. His primary research interest resides in the topic of leadership in general and the topic of empowering leadership in particular. Related interests are in the areas of levels-of-analysis and multilevel issues in leadership, paradox, emergence, and bottom-up effects pervaded in organizations. His work has been published in prestigious management and psychology journals such as the Leadership Quarterly and Group & Organization Management. He has also given over 17 conference presentations at top national and international academic conferences such as the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and Southern Management Association.


    2018 Outstanding 2017 Group & Organization Management Paper Award
    2017 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, State University of New York at Binghamton


    Kim, Jayoung, Francis J. Yammarino, Shelley D. Dionne, Rory Eckardt, Minyoung Cheong, Chou-Yu Tsai, Jie Guo, and Jin Won Park. In Press, "State-of-the-science review of leader-follower dyads research." The Leadership Quarterly (2019)

    Han, Soojung, Crystal M. Harold, and Minyoung Cheong. "Examining why employee proactive personality influences empowering leadership: The roles of cognition- and affect-based trust." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 92, no. 2 (2019)

    Cheong, Minyoung, Francis J. Yammarino, Shelley D. Dionne, Seth M. Spain, and Chou-Yu Tsai. "A review of the effectiveness of empowering leadership." The Leadership Quarterly 30, no. 1 (2019): 34-58.

    Lee, Soojin, Soojung Han, Minyoung Cheong, Seckyoung Loretta Kim, and Seokwha Yun. "How do I get my way? A meta-analytic review of research on influence tactics." The Leadership Quarterly 28, no. 1 (2017): 210-228.

    Lee, Soojin, Minyoung Cheong, Myungsun Kim, and Seokhwa Yun. "Never too much? The curvilinear relationship between empowering leadership and task performance." Group & Organization Management 42, no. 1 (2017): 11-38.

    Cheong, Minyoung, Seth M. Spain, Francis J. Yammarino, and Seokhwa Yun. "Two faces of empowering leadership: Enabling and burdening." The Leadership Quarterly 27, no. 4 (2016): 602-616.


    B.B.A., Kyung Hee University

    M.S., Seoul National University

    Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton