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About Theresa


Ph.D., Program of Human Resource Development,

Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership,

(Human Resource Development), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.

Areas of expertise: HRM and HRD-International Business, Organization Management/Development, Training and Development, Global Career Development

Dissertation title: “The Relationship between a Sense of Community and Family Factors and Expatriate Adjustment”

M.A., Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures,

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S. 

Area of focus: Japanese Studies (culture, comparative literature, and cinema)  

B.A., Department of Korean Language and Literature,

Sogang University, Seoul, Korea 
Major: Korean Languages and Literature, Minor: Communication


East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington, Associate Director & Indiana University National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Director,
January 2012 to Present

The American University Meets Pacific Century (AUPC) Project, University of Illinois, Department of Anthropology, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. U.S., Visiting Research Associate,

August 2011 to 2012

Journal, Human Resource Development International, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, U.S., Editorial Assistant,

September 2006 to August 2009​

Sangnam Institute of Management at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, (Initial) Director, General Operations & Executive Programs

April 2000 to June 2005

​Coordinated advanced executive programs for large private companies in Korea, including:

  • Hyundai Motors Group, marketing program​
  • Kookmin Bank, MBA program

  • Kookmin Bank, refresher program

  • KorAm Bank, MBA program

  • Korean Telecom, MBA program 

  • Kumho, MBA program

  • Samsung Everland, e-MBA 

  • Samsung Security, executive program 

  • Shinhan Bank, branch manager program

  • Coordinated international joint program, the Executive MBA Program at the University of Washington and Yonsei University​​


​The Institute of Language Research and Education in the International Study Center at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 1996 to 2000, 

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  • Freeman Book Award Committee (Reviewer): 2019-Present

  • Executive Committee Board, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington, 2012- Present

  • Steering committee of the Asian-Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council (APAFSC), 2015 to present

  • Board, Bloomington Classical Guitar Society (BCGS), 2018-present

  • Executive Committee Board, Korean Academy of HRD in America, 2012- Present

  • Faculty Advisor of the registered student organizations, Indiana University Bloomington Korean Student Association and Lambda Alpha Phi (LAP, only Asian-American fraternity at IU campus), and Di:verse, 2015-Present

  • President, Korean Graduate Student Group, Department of Human Resource Education, University of Illinois, August 2010-August 2011

  • Reviewer, for the journal, Human Resource Development International, 2009

  • Reviewer, Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, February 2010       

  • Founder and President, Guitar Salon, a registered student organization and classical guitar club, University of Illinois, August 2007-August 2011

  • Founder and Teacher, Guitar Lovers, a non-profit Urbana-Champaign classical guitar group, May 2007-August 2011



  • Association of Asian Studies, 2013-Present

  • National Council of Social Studies, 2013-Present

  • National Art Education Association, 2016-Present

  • Academy of Human Resource Development, 2006-2016

  • National Council for the Social Studies, 2012-2017

  • Korea Personnel Improvement Associate, January 2001-Spring 2005

  • Toastmasters International, 2010-2011


  • Currently enrolled in the Non-Profit Management Graduate Online Certificate program offered by Paul H. O’Neill, School of Public and Environmental Affair, Indiana University Bloomington

  • MBTI Instructor (middle level) (acquired certification) 2005

  • 5th Women’s Enterprise Leadership Course, Ihwa Women’s University, Seoul, Korea (acquired certification), August-December 2004

  • Carnegie CEO Leadership Course (acquired certification), Seoul, Korea, August-November 2003

  • Training of Korean Instructor for foreign students (acquired certification), Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, July 1996

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