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Yinying Wang

Assistant Professor    

Yinying Wang is an assistant professor of educational leadership in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She earned her Ed.D. in urban educational leadership at the University of Cincinnati.

She primarily uses social network analysis and quantitative method to study educational leadership and policy. Her publications focus on social media in educational organizational communication and educational policymaking, digital inequities in virtual schools. In addition to teaching educational leadership courses, she also teaches Social Network Analysis (EPS 8780). Her background includes medical doctor, classroom teacher and school administrator.


Wang, Y. (2018). The panorama of theoretical groundings of educational leadership research 2005-2014: A concept co-occurrence network analysis. Educational Administration Quarterly. Online First.

Wang, Y., & Fikis, D. (2017). Common Core Standards unfold on Twitter? Public sentiment and opinion leaders. Educational Policy. doi: 10.1177/0895904817723739

Wang, Y., Bowers, A. J., & Fikis, D. (2017). Automated text data mining analysis of five decades of educational leadership research literature: Probabilistic topic modeling of EAQ articles from 1965 to 2014. Educational Administration Quarterly, 53(2), 289-323.

Wang, Y. (2016). Getting personal! Twitter communication between school districts, superintendents, and the public. Journal of School Leadership, 26(5), 865-890.

Wang, Y., & Bowers, A. J. (2016). Mapping the field of educational administration research: A journal citation network analysis. Journal of Educational Administration, 54(3), 242-269.