School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, Robinson & Park, receive Academic Partnerships Faculty Research Grants


School of Leadership & Human Resource Development Assistant Professors Robinson and Park received Acadmemic Partnerships Faculty Research Grants. The purpose of the grants is to support research and increase scholarly knowledge regarding the effectiveness of online learning. The Academic Partnerships (AP) Research Grant Program is funded and administered through Academic Partnerships. Academic Partnerships helps public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions benefit from higher education utilizing technology for the delivery of instruction.

Dr. Petra A. Robinson

Measuring Andragogical Design Principles and Processes in Online Learning
Dr. Robinson is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Advisor for students in the Masters of Human Resource Education and Leadership Development. She received her PhD in Educational Administration and Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, in 2011 with a focus on Adult Education. Keenly interested in issues of race, class, gender, and color, her research focuses on colorism, international adult learning and development, and social justice in education across multiple institutional types and learning contexts.

While at Texas A&M University, Dr. Robinson served as a graduate teaching/ research assistant, teaching human resource development courses and serving as an academic advisor to undergraduate students in human resource development and interdisciplinary studies. She also worked with the faculty development Higher Education Teaching Institute at Lone Star College System in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining LSU, Dr. Robinson was a Research Associate for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education in the Graduate School of Education, Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey.

Dr. Sunyoung Park

Influential Factors for Learner Persistence in Intensive Online Learning: Mutual Impacts of Self-Regulated Learning Strategy, Instructor-Learner Interaction, and Learner Satisfaction

Dr. Sunyoung Park is an assistant professor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research interests include organizational culture; learning in the workplace; knowledge sharing; and integration of human resource development, human performance technology, and instructional technology.

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

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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