Dr. Sunyoung Park, Assistant Professor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, returned from presenting research at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in New York City. Her presentation, "Workplace Learning Measures for HRD: Review and Summary" was about reviewing the existing workplace learning measures used in empirical studies in human resource development (HRD). Dr. Park also serves as chair for the roundtable session of the Korean AERA. The AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. With its nearly 25,000 members, comprised of faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results. Dr. Park's research centers on organizational culture and behavior, learning and performance in different contexts, leadership, and research trends in human resource development (HRD) and related fields. Her primary research purpose is to provide practical guidelines for enhancing a positive organizational culture, supporting employee development, and resolving performance issues in organizations.
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Dr. Robinson Presents Her Research on Issues Related to Colorism at the CARE Conference in Las Vegas
The School of Leadership and Human Resource Development Assistant Professor, Dr. Petra A. Robinson, presented her research findings at the Conference on Academic Research in Education in Las Vegas, Nevada in February. Sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education, the second annual CARE conference brought scholars from across the US and abroad to present scholarship related to a variety of contexts, including theory, practice, empirical research, and conceptual advancement. Dr. Robinson's primary research focus centers on issues related to colorism and she featured her work through an interactive presentation highlighting the findings of a qualitative study encompassing a series of focus groups and content analysis of the Langston Hughes poem, Harlem Sweeties. Framed through a critical lens, Dr. Robinson's presentation sought to offer thoughtful critique about the perceptions of skin color and beauty as presented in the poem in sharp contrast to contemporary contexts. The School of Leadership and Human Resource Development is proud to highlight Dr. Robinson's diverse scholarship which seeks to address ways to tackle institutional systems that contribute to marginalization of women of color, especially related to their skin tone.
For Nashville native and PhD candidate in LSU's School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, Roman Mitchell, a scholarship provided the opportunity to attend the National Charter School Conference in his hometown where he participated in sessions concerning governance, non-profit management, facility development, and facility financing.
Dr. Tracey Rizzuto receives Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award
The College of Human Sciences & Education released it's annual IMPACT report. This year's IMPACT perfectly sums up the positive power of our unique college and highlights our mission of improving quality of life across the lifespan.
Dr. Sunyoung Park, Assistant Professor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, has returned from 2018 AHRD International Conference in Americas in Richmond, Virginia.
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