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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 policy and leadership. Her publications focus on social media in education policymaking and organizational communication, big data in education and 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., and Bowers, A. J. (forthcoming). “Mapping the field of educational administration research: A journal citation network analysis.” Journal of Educational Administration.

Wang, Y., Sauers, N., and Richardson, J. (2016). “A social network approach to examine K-12 educational leaders’ influence on information diffusion on Twitter.” Journal of School Leadership, 26(4).

Wang, Y. (2016). “U.S. State education agencies’ use of Twitter: Mission accomplished?Sage Open, 6(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1177/2158244015626492.

Wang, Y., and Decker, J. R. (2014). “Examining digital inequities in Ohio’s K-12 virtual schools: Implications for educational leaders and policymakers.” International Journal of Educational Reform, 23(4), 294-314.

Wang, Y., and Decker, J. R. (2014). “Can virtual schools thrive in the real world?TechTrends, 58(6), 57-62. doi: 10.1007/s11528-014-0804-z