Sunyoung Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Resource & Leadership Development
School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development
College of Human Sciences & Education
Louisiana State University
291 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Dr. Park received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Human Resource Development. Her research interests concern organizational culture, learning in the workplace, knowledge sharing, and integration of human resource development, human performance technology, and instructional technology. Her teaching focuses on the fields of instructional design and human resource development.
Prior to her appointment at Louisiana State University, Dr. Park served as a post-doctoral research fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Originally from Korea, she has worked over the last 10 years working with clients in government, non-profit organizations, schools, and companies. As a project manager and team leader, Dr. Park has extensive experience in planning, designing, and implementing diverse educational programs in both face-to-face and online enviornments.
Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota, 2011
M.A., Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2000
B.A., Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 1995
Park, S., Cho, Y., Yoon, S. W., & Han, H. (in press). Comparing team learning approaches through the lens of Activity Theory. European Journal of Training and Development.
Joo, B., Park, S., & Oh, J. R. (2013). The effects of learning goal orientation, developmental needs awareness, and self-directed learning on career satisfaction in the Korean public sector. Human Resource Development International, 16(3), 313-329. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2013.782993
Hagen, M., &, Park, S. (2013). Ambiguity acceptance as a function of project management leadership: A new critical success factor. Project Management Journal, 44, 52–66. doi: 10.1002/pmj.21329 (SSCI).
Cho, Y., &, Park, S. (2012). Content analysis of the most cited articles in human performance technology. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 25(3), 7-22. doi: 10.1002/piq.21126
Cho, Y., Park, S., Jo. S. J., & Suh, S. (2012). The landscape of educational technology viewed from the ETR&D journal. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(5), 677-694. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01338.x (SSCI).
Park, S., Kang, I., Valencic, T. R., & Cho, Y. (2012). Why are we using action learning and in what contexts? Action Learning: Research and Practice, 10(1), 4-24. doi: 10.1080/14767333.2012.744299
Jeung, C.-W., Yoon, H. J., Park, S., & Jo, S. J. (2011). The contributions of human resource development research across disciplines: A citation and content analysis. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22(1), 87-109. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.20062 (SSCI).
Joo, B., & Park, S. (2010). Career satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention: The effects of goal orientation, organizational learning culture, and developmental feedback. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 31(6), 482-500.doi: 10.1108/01437731011069999
Jo, S. J., Jeung, C.-W., Park, S., & Yoon, H. J. (2009). Who is citing whom: Citation network analysis among HRD publications from 1990 to 2007. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 20(4), 503-537. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.20023 (SSCI).
Song, J. H., Park, S., Bae, S. H., & Kim, H. K. (2013). Influential factors for teachers’ creativity: Mutual impacts of leadership, work engagement and knowledge creation practices. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference. Washington, D.C.
Park, S. (2012). Workplace learning: Basic concepts and foundational disciplines. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Denver, CO.
Cho, Y., Jo. S. J., Park, S., Kang, I., & Chen, Z. (2011). The current state of human performance technology: A citation network analysis of Performance Improvement Quarterly,1988-2010. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Chicago, IL.
Joo, B., Park, S., & Oh, J. R. (2010). Career satisfaction in the public sector in Korea: The effects of learning goal orientation, career opportunity awareness, and self-directed learning. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Knoxville, TN.
Park, S., & Shim, J. (2009).Competency-based training in Australia: Implications for Korean HRD. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC.
Park, S. (2008). Self-directed learning in the workplace. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Panama City, FL.
2013 Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award, 2nd Runner Up
(Academy of Human Resource Development)
2011 Awards for Excellence: Outstanding Paper Award
(Leadership & Organization Development Journal)
2011 Cutting Edge Award (Academy of Human Resource Development)
2009 KAHRDA Best Paper Scholarship Award
(Korean Academy of Human Resource Development in America)