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					                                          Wei Zheng
                                         Assistant Professor
                                    Human Resource Development
                         Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
                                     Northern Illinois University
                                        Phone: 815-753-9314
                                       Email: wzheng@niu.edu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota                                             07/2005
Major: Human Resource Development
Dissertation: “An Investigation of Organizational Factors Leading to Knowledge Management
               Effectiveness and Organizational Effectiveness”
Advisors: Gary N. McLean & Baiyin Yang

Master of Arts, University of Minnesota                                                    09/2002
Major: Comparative and International Development Education
Thesis: “Intercultural Communication Issues between Chinese and US People in the Workplace”
Advisor: R. M. Paige
Minor: Educational Psychology

Bachelor of Arts, Beijing University, P. R. China                                               07/2000
Major: English Language and Literature
Second Major: Economics

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor                                                                     08/2005-present
Human Resource Development
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University
Courses taught:
CAHE561/ETT561 Human Resource Development
CAHA545/CE1 Planning and Promoting Noncredit Adult Continuing Education
CAHE615 Strategic Human Resource Development

PUBLICATIONS

Zheng, W. (forthcoming). Social capital and innovation – A synthesis and direction for research. Best
     Paper Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of Management Conference.

Yang, B., Zheng, W., & Li, M. (forthcoming). Confucian view of learning and implications for developing
      human resources. Advances for Developing Human Resources.

Zheng, W. (2006). Impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on Knowledge Management
     Effectiveness and organizational effectiveness. In 2006 Academy of Human Resource Development
     conference proceedings. Bowling Green, OH: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Zheng, W. (2005). Organizational cultural factors that affect knowledge management effectiveness. Top
     10 Cutting Edge Papers in 2005 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference
     Proceedings.

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Zheng, W. (2005). A conceptualization of the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge
     management. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 4(2), 113-124.

Yang, B., & Zheng, W. (2005, February). A holistic equilibrium theory of organization development. In M.
      L. Morris (Ed.), 2005 Academy of Human Resource Development conference proceedings (pp.
      1231-1238). Bowling Green, OH: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Yang, B., Zheng, W., & Viere, C. (2004, March). A critique of selected knowledge management models.
     In T. M. Egan (Ed.), 2004 Academy of Human Resource Development conference proceedings (pp.
     414-421). Bowling Green, OH: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Zheng, W. (2003). Communication style differences between Chinese and US workers and HRD
     implications. In 2003 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Bowling
     Green, OH: Academy of Human Resource.

AWARDS RECEIVED

     Best Paper Award of the 2006 Academy of Management Conference (Technology and Innovation
      Management Division)

     Finalist for the Malcolm Knowles Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of Human Resource
      Development 2006

     Top 10 Cutting Edge Papers in 2005 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference
      Proceedings

WORK EXPERIENCE

Management Consultant                                                                     06/2005-present
   Provided management consulting to several Chinese companies
   Designed and developed HR system implementation plans for Chinese
      companies

Strategic Human Resource Development Consultant, PeopleArchitects, Inc.             10/2004-04/2005
     Conducted job analysis and process analysis for Tennant Inc., Medtronic Inc.,
        and Thomson West Inc.
     Provided performance improvement interventions
     Designed training materials

Trainer                                                                                           03/2004
Donaldson Inc.
     Conducted a cross-cultural training for US and Chinese employees who work
         together
Friendship Association for Chinese Students and Scholars, University of Minnesota                 09/2003
     Designed and delivered a training for new Chinese students and scholars on
         improving cross-cultural adaptability
International Academy of Minnesota, Inc.                                                          08/2002
     Participated in designing and delivering of a cross-cultural training program for
         school administrators and teachers at Cotter High School

Cross-cultural Consultant, Window on the World (now FGI)                                  05/2002-06/2004
    Conducted training for business expatriates
    Provided life coaching for business expatriates

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Instructional Technology Fellow, Department of Work, Community, and                   08/2004-06/2005
Family Education, University of Minnesota
     Created distance learning courses incorporating video clips, discussions, and
       reading materials
     Produced educational video
     Managed synchronous distance learning courses using Breeze Live

Curriculum Developer, Inscape Publishing, Inc.                                       05/2004-09/2004
    Developed a facilitation system with full script, resource guide, demonstration
       video, and job aids released 10/04
    Launched a training needs assessment program among 2,000 trainers, consultants, and
       coaches
    Collected best practices from 10 top trainers and consultants

Online Training Course Developer, Institute on Community Integration                 05/2003-05/2004
University of Minnesota
    Identified common knowledge base for direct support professionals
    Designed training curriculum including script, graphics, audio, & video using FileMaker Pro

Marketing Consultant, Dale Carnegie Training, Inc.                                   02/2004-05/2004
   Identified marketing opportunities through interviewing all staff and proposed a
      marketing process model
   Designed and developed a marketing database system using ACCESS that gives
      sales people access to 50,000+ clients

Faculty Exchange Project Coordinator, Department of Work, Community, and              08/2003-06/2004
Family Education, University of Minnesota

     Coordinated a faculty exchange project with several Kyrgyzstan institutes
     Assisted four Kyrgyzstan faculty members in their academic and cultural
      adjustment

Marketer & Recruiter, International Academy of Minnesota, Inc.                         06/2002-08/2003
   Recruited an average of 3 students/month from greater China region
       Initiated and managed an adult English training project
       Enhanced cultural sensitivity of high school students, teachers, and administrators
        through conducting cross-cultural training/coaching

Research Assistant
Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota                                  08/2002-06/2003
    Participated in the implementation and analysis of the study of “An Investigation of the Impacts
       of Perceived Organizational Justice on Power and Influence Behavior in Project Planning
       Process”, led by Dr. Baiyin Yang

Research Assistant
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota                                10/2002-05/2005
      Participated in the design, implementation, and analysis of a comparative study of
         autobiographical memory of Russian, Chinese, and US Adults, led by Dr. Patricia J. Bauer

Research Assistant
Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota                          08/2000-06/2002
    Participated in the data analysis and report writing for an international study on “Schooling for

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     the Future in the Asia-Pacific Region”, led by Dr. John J. Cogan
    Participated in the data analysis for an international study on “Teachers’ Perceptions of Citizen
     Characteristics and Environmental Concerns in Minnesota, Hong Kong, and Guangdong”, led by
     Dr. John J. Cogan
    Contributed to “Maximizing study abroad: A program coordinators' guide to strategies for
     language and culture learning and use”

Instructor, ElderLearning Institute, University of Minnesota                         03/2004-05/2004
     Designed and developed curriculum for a course on contemporary China
     Delivered the course to elders in the community that was rated excellent

Teacher                                                                              09/1999-12/1999
English Department, Beijing University
    Taught English to a class of middle school students

PRESENTATIONS

    Impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management
     effectiveness and organizational effectiveness, Academy of Human Resource Development
     Annual Conference, 2006

    Chinese view of learning and implication for developing human resources, Academy of
     Human Resource Development Annual Conference, 2006

    A holistic equilibrium theory of organization development, Academy of Human Resource
     Development Annual Conference, 2005

    Organizational cultural factors that affect knowledge management effectiveness, Academy of
     Human Resource Development Annual Conference, 2005

    A critique of selected knowledge management models, Academy of Human Resource
     Development Annual Conference, 2004

    Communication style differences between Chinese and US workers, International Education Week,
     China Center, University of Minnesota, 11/2003

    Communication style differences between Chinese and US workers and HRD implications,
     Academy of Human Resource Development Annual Conference, 2003

    Communication style differences between Chinese and US workers, Dakota County International
     Trade Committee board meeting, 09/2002

    A cross-cultural training model, Special Interest Group, American Society for Training and
     Development Minnesota Chapter, 03/2002

    Presentations on contemporary China at seven diversity training programs in Minnesota schools
     for Minnesota International Center, 10/2000-12/2003




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PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

   Reviewer for Academy of Management conference proposals 2005-present

   Reviewer for Academy of Human Resource Development conference proposals
    2005-present

   Reviewer for Academy of Human Resource Development international conference at
    Tilburg 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

   Member of Academy of Human Resource Development 2002-present

   Member of Academy of Management 2003-present

   Member of International Association for Chinese Management Research 2006




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