Sunyoung Park, PhD
Bachelor’s Degree: Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, 1995
Master’s Degree: Education Technology, Ewha Womans University, 2000
PhD: Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota, 2011
Office: 291 Coates
Dr. Park received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Human Resource Development (HRD). Her research interests concern organizational culture and behavior, learning and performance in the workplace, leadership, and research trends in HRD and related fields. Her teaching focuses on the fields of instructional design, performance analysis, training and development, and research methods.
Prior to her appointment at Louisiana State University, Dr. Park served as a post-doctoral research fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has received several research awards including a 2016 Awards for Excellence: Highly Commended Paper Award from European Journal of Training and Development and Cutting Edge Awards at the 2011, 2014 and 2016 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. In 2017, she received the LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award.
Originally from Korea, Dr. Park has spent 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 environments.
Park, S., Han, S. J., Hwang, S. J., & Park, C. K. (2018). Comparison of leadership styles in Confucian Asian countries. Human Resource Development International. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2018.1425587
Park, S., Kim, J., Park, J., &. Lim, D. H. (2018). Work engagement in non-profit organizations: A conceptual model. Human Resource Development Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484317750993
Park, S., Jeong, S., Jang, S., Yoon. S. W., & Lim, D. H. (2017). Critical review of global leadership literature: Toward an integrative global leadership framework. Human Resource Development Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484317749030
Lee, J. Y., Park, S., & Baker, R. (2017). The moderating effect of top management support on the relationship between HRD efforts and employees’ attitudes. Journal of Management and Organization. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2017.37
Park, S., Kim, E., & Kang, H. (2017). Does supervisor support make a difference in employees' training and job performance? The 77th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia.
Jang, S., Park, S., & Han, H. (2017). Creating ethical corporate cultures: An organization development approach. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. San Antonio, TX.
Park, S., & Nam, K. A. (2016). Organizational culture, cultural intelligence, and transformational leadership: Performance impacts. Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
Kim, E., & Park, S. (2016). Organizational commitment and job satisfaction among career changers in Korea: The influence of leaders’ vision of talent and organizational culture. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings. Jacksonville, FL.
Academic Partnerships Faculty Research Grant (2014)
Academy of Human Resource Development Conference (Proceedings Editor)
European Journal of Training and Development (Editorial Advisory Board)
Human Resource Development Quarterly (Journal Article Reviewer)
Korean Academy of Human Resource Development in America (President)
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.
Park, S., Jeong, S., Jang, S., Yoon. S. W., & Lim, D. H. (2017). Critical review of global leadership literature: Toward an integrative global leadership framework. Human Resource Development Review. Advanced online publication.
Lee, J. Y., Park, S., & Baker, R. (2017). The moderating effect of top management support on the relationship between HRD efforts and employees’ attitudes. Journal of Management and Organization. Advanced online publication.