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Tracy F. H. Chang, M.B.A., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Iowa and Executive M.B.A. from New York University. She is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School and certified Hatha Yoga teacher trained at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, India. She explores the intersection of the ancient yogic sciences and the modern science of positive education, leadership, and organizational behavior. Her research examines the role of yoga, particularly the “Inner Engineering” methodology, in promoting well-being and flourishing in higher education, positive self-leadership, work engagement, and psychological capital in organizations.

Her recent publications include: “Developing Positive Self-Leadership through ‘Inner Engineering’” in Journal of Management Development, “‘Inner Engineering’ for Success - A Complementary Approach to Positive Education” in Frontier in Education, “Online Isha Upa Yoga for student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19” in Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing, The Effect of the Inner Engineering Online (IEO) Program as A Positive Intervention on Subjective Well Being and Positive Work Outcomes.” in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and “An Emerging Positive Intervention - Inner Engineering Online (IEO)” in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine