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 diverse organizations in South Korea including business, non-profit, and academic sectors. My latest position was MBA Director/Visiting Professor at KAIST Business School.

I am teaching Foundations of Instructional Technology (R511), Needs Analysis and Assessment (R621), Learning in Organizations (R551), HRD Research and Practice (R685), and Application for Research Methods to IST Issues (R690).

My research interests include action learning in organizations, HRD, the interdisciplinary nature of instructional technology (IT), and women in leadership. 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: A cross-cultural analysis(Cho, Ghosh, Sun, & McLean, 2017) and Korean women in leadership (Cho & McLean, 2018) with Palgrave Macmillan. My peer-reviewed journal articles have been published in Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Career Development International, and British Journal of Educational Technology among many.

I serve as an associate editor of Human Resource Development Review and also serve on the editorial advisory board of Human Resource Development Quarterly, Action Learning: Research and Practice, and European Journal of Training and Development. I am a board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) (elected), Korea Action Learning Association (KALA), and Korean Society for Educational Technology (KSET).

I received my Ph.D. degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin.