Faculty and Staff Profiles

Yonghong Jade Xu
Assoc Professor, Counsel Educations Psych Research
Email: yxu@memphis.edu
Office Location: 100 Ball Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:00-5:00 PM
Profile

Dr. Yonghong Jade Xu is an Associate†Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research (CEPR) at the University of Memphis.† She specializes in multivariate statistical procedures and quantitative research methodology.† Her current research interests include worklife quality of university faculty, women faculty in science and engineering, and college graduates' career path..†

Education
  • B. E. Hotel Management Engineering - Xi'An Jiaotong University, PRC - 1993
  • M. A. Educational Psychology - University of Arizona - 1999
  • M. S. Management Information Systems - University of Arizona - 2001
  • Ph. D. Educational Psychology - University of Arizona - 2003

Work Experience

  • Research Specialist, Senior, Office of Educational Development - University of Arizona - 2003-2004
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Counseling, Ed Psych and Research - University of Memphis - 2004 - 2010
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Counseling, Ed Psych and Research - University of Memphis - 2010 - present
Honors/Awards
  • Distinguished Paper Award - The 16th Annual Conference of the Arizona Educational Research Organization (AERO), Tempe, AZ - 2003
  • Deanís Award of Excellence in Service - College of Education, University of Memphis - 2006
  • AERA Fellowship - AERA Grants Program - 2010
  • AIR Fellowship - Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Grant Program - 2010

Teaching Experience


Support

  • Xu, Y. (2011). College graduatesí persistence in STEM career paths: Influential factors, major-based comparisons, and gender-related differences - Funded by the National Science Foundation through the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Grant Program - $40,000 - May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012
  • Xu, Y. (2006). Understanding the Work Experience of Women Facuty in Nontraditional Fields: Bayesian Modeling of the 1993, 1999, and 2004 NSOPF Data. - AERA Grants Program, sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Education Statistics - $19,995 - Feb 1, 2007 to Jan 31, 2008
  • Faculty Research Grant 2007 - University of Memphis - $6,500 - Aug 2007 - Jul 2008
Journal Articles
  • Xu, Y., Hartman, S., Uribe, G. & Mencke, R. (2001). The effects of peer tutoring on undergraduate students' final examination scores in mathematics. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 32(1), 22-31.   
  • Xu, Y. (2005). An exploration of using data mining in educational and behavioral science. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 4(1), 251-274.  
  • Xu, Y. (2006). Using data mining to analyze large-scale data sets in higher education research: An example of prediction with the NSOPF:99. In J. Smart (ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Vol. XXI (pp. 457-490). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Xu, Y., & Meyer, K. A. (2007). Factors explaining faculty technology use and productivity. The Internet and Higher Education, 10(1), 41-52.  
  • Meyer, K. A., & Xu, Y.  (2007).  A Bayesian analysis of the institutional and individual factors influencing faculty technology use. The Internet and Higher Education, 10(3), 184-195.
  • Xu. Y. (2008). Faculty turnover: Discipline-specific attention is warranted. Research in Higher Education.  49(1), 40-61.
  • Xu, Y. & Ishitani, T. (2008). Bayesian modeling in institutional research: An example of Carnegie classification. New Directions for Institutional Research, Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4  2008 (137), 83-104.
  • Xu, Y.  (2008). Work stress and faculty supplemental income: What is the connection? Journal of Professoriate, 3(1), 89-107.

  • Xu, Y.  (2008). Gender disparity in STEM disciplines: A study of faculty attrition and turnover intentions. Research in Higher Education,49(7), 607-624.
  • Martz, E., & Xu, Y. (2008). Person-related and service-related factors predicting employment of individuals with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 28, 97-104.
  • Xu, Y., Meyer, K. A., & Morgan, D. D. (2008). Piloting a blended approach to teaching statistics in a college of education:  lessons learned.  Journal of Educators Online, 5(2), 1-20.
  • Xu, Y., Meyer, K. A., & Morgan, D. D. (2009). A mixed-methods assessment of using an online commercial tutoring system in teaching introductory statistics.  Journal of Statistics Education, 17(2).
  • Meyer, K. A. & Xu, Y.  (2009). A causal modeling of factors influencing faculty use of technology.  Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(2), 57-70.
  • Xu, Y. & Martz, E. (2010). Predictors of employment among individuals with disabilities: A Bayesian analysis of the longitudinal study of the vocational rehabilitation services program. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(1), 35-45.
  • Xu, Y. (2010). Understanding the work experience of women faculty in nontraditional fields:  Bayesian modeling of the 1993, 1999, and 2004 NSOPF data. In S. A. Davies (ed.), Gender gap: Causes, experiences and effects. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Mitchell, A. W. & Xu, Y. (2011). Reasoning scores of entering bachelorís and masterís students in an occupational therapy program. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Xu, Y. & Martin, C. (2011). Informal professional networking and career development: Another perspective of gender difference in STEM disciplines. Gender Issues, 28(3), 134-154.
Presentations
  • * Xu, Y. (2003). Using Bayesian Network for Dimensional Simplification in Educational Research: An Application in Prediction. Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA, 2004, as the Winner of the Distinguished Paper Award of the 16th Annual Conference of the Arizona Educational Research Organization (AERO), Tempe, AZ, 2003.       
  • * Xu, Y. (2004). An Exploration of Using Data Mining in Educational and Behavioral Science. Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA, 2004.      
  • * Xu, Y. (2005). Understanding the Dimensions of Faculty Job Satisfaction: A Comparison across Academic Areas in Research Universities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE). Philadelphia, PA: November 2005.   
  • * Xu, Y. (2006). Supplemental Earnings and Work Stress: What is the Connection? Paper presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA: April 2006.   
  • * Xu, Y. (2006). Faculty Turnover: Discipline-Specific Attention Is Warranted. Paper presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA: April 2006.   
  • * Xu, Y., & Meyer, K. A. (2006). Factors Explaining Faculty Technology Use. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE). Anaheim, CA: November 2006.     
  • * Xu, Y. (2007). Salary and tenure seniority of university faculty: Examining the retrospective effect of gender equity effort. Accepted as a paper presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL: April 2007. 
  • * Xu, Y. (2007). A Different perspective: Turnover and underrepresentation of female faculty. Accepted as a paper presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL: April 2007. 
  • * Hu, X, Luellen, J. K., Okwumabua, T. M., Xu, Y., and Mo, L.  (2007). Observational Findings from a Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring System: Elimination of Racial Disparities in an Undergraduate Behavioral Statistics Course. Accepted as a paper presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL: April 2007. 
  • * Xu, Y. & Meyer, K. A. (2008). Examining a Blended Approach to Teaching Statistics in a College of Education:  A Mixed-Methods Study.  Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York, NY: April 2008.
  • * Xu, Y. (2008). Understanding the Work Experience of Women Faculty in Nontraditional Fields: Bayesian Modeling of the 1993, 1999, and 2004 NSOPF Data. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York, NY: April 2008.
  • * Xu, Y. & Martin, C. (2009). Informal professional networking and career development: Another perspective of gender difference in STEM disciplines. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA: April 2009.
  • * Xu, Y. (2010). The similarities and differences in the work experience of women faculty in traditional and nontraditional disciplines.  Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Denver, CO: April 2010.
  • * Xu, Y. (2010). The similarities and differences in the work experience of women faculty in traditional and nontraditional disciplines.  Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Denver, CO: April 2010.
  • * Xu, Y. & Ishitani, T. (2010).  Increased or reduced salary gap between women and men university professors during the years of financial crisis? A Methodological display. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Indianapolis, IN: November 2010.
  • * Xu. Y. (2011). Salary structure of university faculty: Important factors, clear patterns, and needed changes. Paper accepted by the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA: April 2011
  • * Xu. Y. (2011). Career outcomes of STEM and non-STEM college graduates: Persistence in majored-field and influential factors in career choices. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Charlotte, NC: November 2011.
  • * Xu, Y. (2012). Advance to and persistence in graduate school: Identifying the influential factors and major-based differences. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, Canada: April 2012.