Undergraduate Institution and Major: Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting, and Management – University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Graduate Institution and Major: Master of Public Affairs – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Relevant Professional Experience: Graduate Research Assistant, Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Surveys, 2020 Graduate Research Assistant, ServeOhio AmeriCorps Member Survey, 2017-2019 Administrative Intern, United Nations Headquarters, NY 2015
Research Interests: Yinglin Ma is a scholar of nonprofit and public management. Her research and teaching interests include organizational theory and behavior, human resource management, and diversity and equity. Her dissertation employs social cognitive theory and longitudinal research methods in examining individual and management factors that predict nonprofit volunteer learning and self-efficacy change. A second line of her research examines nonprofits' ability to withstand distress, navigate change and remain reliable forces to serve the most vulnerable population subsets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publications: Ma, Y., and Tschirhart, M. “Enhancing Self-efficacy during Community Service: Factors Influencing AmeriCorps’ Members’ Change in Self-Efficacy.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ). Read the first online publication.
Teaching: Instructor, PUBAFRS 2150 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations 2021 (Online) Instructor, Statistics and Math Boot Camp for incoming graduate students 2020 (Online) Guest Lecturer, Theories of Racial Justice for Public Administration Research 2021 Guest Lecturer, PUBAFRS 7553 & 3140 on Strategic Human Resource Management 2019-2020
Service: Diversity Chair, Doctoral Student Organization at John Glenn College of Public Affairs 2020-2021 Student Reviewer, for VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 2020 Member of Nonprofit Curriculum Committee, John Glenn College of Public Affairs 2018-2019
Reports: Beaton, E. E, Colchin, E., and Ma, Y. (2020). Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey: A Report of Wave 2 Results. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Philanthropy Ohio, & OANO. Click here to view publication.
Tschirhart, M. and Ma, Y. (2020). ServeOhio AmeriCorps Member Survey Results from 2018-2019 Entry and Exit Surveys. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
Honors & Awards: Doctoral Fellow. ARNOVA 2020. Diversity Scholar. ARNOVA 2018-2019. University of Fellowship, Ohio State University 2017. Dean’s Scholarship, University of Nottingham, Ningbo 2009-2013.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
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