Meet our Coordinators
Our coordinator team is responsible for implementing various initiatives that AIB T&E SIG is heading.
Below, you’ll find background details on each of SIG’s coordinators, their roles and responsibilities, and contact information to help you connect with us online.
Elizabeth Yi Wang
SIG Coordinator: MIIB Project
Project leader of Mainstreaming Impact in International Business (MIIB)
Elizabeth Yi Wang
I am an Associate Professor of International Business and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Technically, I specialise in multi-level modelling of behaviours of multi-location enterprises. More generally, my research has an inclusive developmental agenda, that involves, e.g., international technology transfer, capability building of emerging market enterprises, green innovation, international business policy, and carrying capacity.
I have extensive experience in teaching and education, having been in various leadership roles such as director of student education in international business, postgraduate programme director, AACSB accreditation champion, the co-Chair of the Doctoral Symposium of the European Academy of International business (EIBA) for seven years, and the university’s pioneer in blended learning. My pedagogy research has focused on the intersection between racial divide, cultural frictions, and institutional failures in international student exchanges.
I have been invited by overseas institutions to provide academic advice on embedding pedagogy development into public education, on regional development, regional branding, and cross-border e-commerce education. More recently, I am contributing to the UK Government by providing expert voices on concerns on the societal impact of COVID-19. In 2021, I received the prestigious award, Women of Achievement, by the University of Leeds.
As a statistician and an artist by training, I am particularly interested in how scientific knowledge is received by users and how research and scholarly outputs may generate impact more directly by tackling real world problems, through effective teaching and education where an impact agenda is embedded. With this focus, I am developing a few initiatives. Most notably, on behalf of the AIB T&E SIG, I am spearheading the initiative, Mainstreaming Impact in International Business (“MIIB”).
J. Betty Feng
SIG Coordinator: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Responsible for assisting DEI vice-chair in implementing various DEI initiatives among AIB and AIB T&E SIG members, supporting and promoting inclusiveness within AIB T&E SIG.
J. Betty Feng
J. Betty Feng, PhD is currently an Associate Professor of International Business at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). She teaches various topics on International Business, Global Strategy, and Negotiation. Betty’s research includes intercultural interactions and cross-cultural management of global firms. She is particularly interested in the cultural factors of cognition, perception, and creativity at the individual and organizational levels. With published articles in Management and Organization Review, Asian Business & Management, Journal of Teaching in International Business, and other outlets, she also published several white-paper reports to support the international engagement of the local businesses and economic development of the Long Island region.
Betty actively encourages students’ learning through real-world problem solving. She has served as faculty advisor for the NYS Business Plan Competition and the International Business Club. She organizes annual Innovation Challenge to drive multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation among students, and mentors students participating in business plan competitions or undergraduate student research. She received numerous awards and grants to support student learning through sponsoring public interest or community service initiatives. She serves as a member of the Global NY Tradeable Sectors work group for Long Island and Direct Effect® Advisory Board. She is also a member the editorial board for the China Currents, EIX-Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, and Journal of Business Research.
Betty holds a PhD in Marketing and International Business at Georgia State University and is a certified facilitator for Creative Problem Solving (CPS) and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
Karla María Nava Aguirre
SIG Coordinator: Events
Responsibilities: member of AIB Teaching Innovation Award selection committee, chair at the Teaching & Learning in International Business track in AIB LAC, and an active member in several other AIB T&E SIG’s activities
Karla María Nava Aguirre
Karla Maria Nava-Aguirre holds a PhD in Administrative Sciences, Global MBA for Latin American Managers at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Tec de Monterrey, and BA in International Studies at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). Dr. Nava has been working in the academic sector for more than 20 years. Since 2017, Karla is full professor of international business, researcher and Director of the Global Business Program at UDEM Business School in Mexico. Member of the Academic of International Business (AIB), Coordinator of Events in AIB T&E SIG; and Teaching & Learning in International Business track chair in AIB LAC. Dr. Nava is Mexico’s Country Director in AIB LAC Executive Board 2021-2024. Karla participates in international projects, conferences, publishes articles and book chapters. Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) from CONACYT in Mexico. Dr. Nava was recognized with the Internationalization of Higher Education Award in UDEM, recently.
SIG Coordinator: Video Capsules Project
Leading AIB T&E SIG’s video capsule project. Coordinating and participating in conference events.
Mary Leung is a Principal Lecturer at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. She teaches international business courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has teaching experience in Hong Kong, India. and China. Her expertise in transnational education has led to course leadership of a graduate course through collaboration in China.
Yuxue (Yolanda) Luo
SIG Coordinator: Communications
The Communication Coordinator is in charge of events coordination, particularly in Asia region. The responsibilities include communication with stakeholders, organising events and webinars in Asia, maintaining the website, supporting PhD supervisor column in the Newsletter, and others.
Yuxue (Yolanda) Luo
Ms. Yuxue (Yolanda) Luo is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. Her research interest is in international corporate governance, particularly how subsidiaries are governed overseas. She received her master from the University of Sheffield (UK) and then worked several years as a program manager to develop international cooperation between universities and to promote student exchange. She used to engage in program development, negotiation, translation, and was also involved in the educational exchange programs with, for example, foreign sister cities and Humanitarian Affairs Asia of United Nations. Currently, as a PhD candidate, she works as a part-time research assistant and teaching assistant in addition to her thesis. Moreover, as an AIB member, she is actively involved in AIB events, including organising relative events, giving presentations in conferences sponsored by AIB, and following up on projects.