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 business, non-profit, and academic sectors in Korea.
I teach Foundations of Instructional Technology (R511), Needs Analysis and Assessment (R621), Learning in Organizations (R551), and HRD Research and Practice (R563) as well as Research Methodology for IST doctoral students (R690).
My research interests include action learning in organizations, HRD, 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.
I serve as an associate editor of the Human Resource Development Review and also serve on the editorial advisory board of the Human Resource Development Quarterly, Action Learning: Research and Practice, and European Journal of Training and Development. I served as an elected board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development from 2016 to 2018 and serve on the 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.