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Dr. Xiaoying Li

Dr. Xiaoying Li

Dr. Xiaoying Li

Clinical Assistant ProfessorManagement
SSB B423


Dr. Xiaoying Li holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a Master of Business Administration from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and a Ph.D. in Business Management from Capella University. Dr. Li has over 20 years of management experience in various business functions, such as engineering and operations, in which she also held executive positions directly leading the execution of strategic changes. In addition to managing capacity, she participated in cross-business unit initiatives in Technology Commercialization for new business creation. Outside of her work responsibilities, she also provides consulting services to small, non-profit businesses and co-founded the International Association of Ocean Engineering.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Business Management, Capella University

MBA (Global Business), UNC, Kenan-Flagler Business School

BSc in Ocean Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University

Courses Taught

Principle of Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Problem-Solving and Decision Making

Project Management

Business Strategy


Experience Qualifications

More than 20 years management experiences in Engineering, Operations and Project Management. Held executive positions in a Fortune 500 company. Co-founder of the international Association of Ocean Engineering.

More Information

Research Interests:

Strategic Alignment, Data Driven Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship related to new business creation in small business and technology commercialization.

Active investor in VC (Venture Capital).