Dr. Park Presented with Early Career Scholar Award
Louisville, Kentucky - Dr. Sunyoung Park, Assistant Professor with the LSU School of Leadership and Human Resource Development (SLHRD), has been named a winner of the Early Career Scholar Award by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). This award honors outstanding Human Resource Development (HRD) scholars in early career stages who have made identifiable and significant contributions in scholarly research to the field of HRD. AHRD presented the award to Dr. Park at the 26th Annual AHRD Conference in the Americas keynote session on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
“I am very honored to receive this prestigious award. Personally and professionally, this award is a huge recognition of my scholarly effort in the field. I deeply appreciate support from my colleagues and friends. I’m also glad that I can make LSU more visible in the academic world by winning this award. I will keep striving to become a better scholar.”
The AHRD Early Career Scholar Award is awarded to recognize an individual with significant scholarly contributions to the science of human resource development in the form of conceptual, theoretical, or empirical developments that have had or have shown the potential to have substantial influence on HRD knowledge and practice. The nominee selected has made scholarly contributions to include academia, government, nonprofit, or business/industry.
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.
The Early Career Scholar Award is awarded to an outstanding HRD scholar in the early stages of his/her career who has made identifiable and significant contributions in scholarly research to the field of HRD. Any current member of the Academy of Human Resource Development who is in the early stages of his or her career in human resource development, i.e., seven years or less after being granted his or her highest earned academic degree, is eligible to receive this award.
The judging panel was comprised of scholars in the academy and experience professionals working in the field of human resource development.
The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) was founded on May 7, 1993, to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe. This remains the mission today. The organization’s vision is "Leading Human Resource Development through Research.”
The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world-class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in human resource and leadership development. The BS, MS, PhD, and certificate programs are designed to develop the leadership, planning, analytical, problem solving, and change management capabilities that today's globalized organizations need to be successful. Additionally, SLHRD also offers two master’s programs and a certificate program, of which are 100% online. The School is housed within the College of Human Sciences & Education.
About the College of Human Sciences & Education
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
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