Research interests include: Differences in goal orientations, dispositional influences on goal orientations, and how goal orientations can be manipulated in the work setting.
Bogdan V. Yamkovenko, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Service Systems in the College of Applied Science’s School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation.. He joined RIT in 2012 and was previously an assessment and education research specialist with the Shaw Group in Washington D.C. and a management consultant with Accenture. His areas of research interest focus on the differences in goal orientations, dispositional influences on goal orientations, and how goal orientations can be manipulated in the work setting. Additionally, Yamkovenko is interested in the influences of goal orientation on transfer behaviors and learning and development, the differences in global goals people set and the discrepancies between these goals and work task/achievement goals, and the influences of affective states on trait and state goal orientation.
He is a journal reviewer for Journal of European Industrial Training, also reviewing articles submitted for publication on various HRD and training related topics. Yamkovenko is an active member of the Academy of Human Resource Development and has presented in international HRD conferences.