About Me

I am an associate professor of Instructional Systems Technology (IST) focusing on human resource development (HRD) at Indiana University. Before joining IU, I worked as an HRD practitioner for more than ten years in South Korea, in business, non-profit, and academic sectors. My latest position was MBA Director/Visiting Professor at KAIST Business School, South Korea.

I am teaching Foundations of Instructional Technology (R511), Needs Analysis and Assessment (R621), Learning in Organizations (R551), and HRD Research and Practice (R685) as well as Research Methodology for IST doctoral students (R690).

My research interests include action learning in organizations, HRD, and women in leadership, and I have published three books: "Trends and issues in action learning practice: Lessons from South Korea" (Cho & Bong, 2013) with Routledge and "Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership" (Cho, Ghosh, Sun, & McLean, 2017) and "Korean women in leadership" (Cho & McLean, 2018) with Palgrave Macmillan. My recent co-authored article titled "Assimilation and resistance: The token status of women leaders in South Korea" has been recognized as one of the best papers in the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division of the 2018 Academy of Management Conference.

I serve as an associate editor of the Human Resource Development Review (a SSCI journal) and also serve on the editorial advisory board of the Human Resource Development Quarterly (a SSCI journal), Action Learning: Research and Practice, and European Journal of Training and Development. I am a board member of the AHRD, Korea Action Learning Association (KALA), and Korean Association for Educational Technology (KSET). I received my Ph.D. degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin.