Dr. Sunyoung Park receives 2016 AHRD Cutting Edge Award



 Dr. Sunyoung Park receives the Cutting Edge Award for outstanding literature in human resources & workforce development.

Dr. Sunyoung Park, assistant professor in the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), was awarded the 2016 Cutting Edge Award at the 2016 annual Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Conference in February.

The award is given to the ten most outstanding scholarly papers from those published in the AHRD Conference Proceedings in 2016. Cutting Edge Award recipients contribute new knowledge to the HRD field, demonstrate keen attention to current events in the industry, and understand theoretical and practical applications of methods in improving human resources and workforce development.

“SLHRD is thankful for Park’s hard work and representation of the school,” SLHRD assistant to the director Shelby Pluskat said.  “Her attention to human resource and organization development, among other areas, contributes to her having received the fully-deserved AHRD Cutting Edge Award.”

Dr. Park has been a paper reviewer and a presenter for AHRD since 2006. In 2016, she served as the international track chair and a session host, attended the PEN (Program Excellence Network) meeting as LSU SLHRD's representative, and presented four papers about organizational commitment, team-oriented culture, and women leadership.

AHRD encourages the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices and provides opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.


The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in Leadership and Human Resource Development.

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