Kibum Kwon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Faculty
Higher Education and Learning Technology
Young Education North 104D
College Major
Year Graduated

Kibum Kwon, Ph.D., is an advocate for innovation. In the classroom, he finds novel ways to inspire his students as they gain skills for training others in various industries throughout the DFW metroplex. When Kibum takes a break from teaching and research, he gives back to his community through service and active membership in a variety of organizations including the Korean Academy of Human Resource Development in America where he serves as a board member.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development (Emphasis on Human Resource Development/Organization Development), The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA, 2017
  • M.A., Adult and Continuing Education, Korea University, 2013
  • B.A., Education, Korea University, 2006

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education and Learning Technology, A&M-Commerce, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Higher Education and Learning Technology, A&M-Commerce, 2017–2022
  • Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Organization, Learning, and Technology, A&M-Commerce, 2019–present
  • Instructional Designer, Penn State World Campus, 2017
  • Program Evaluator, Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), The Pennsylvania State University, College of Education, 2015–2017
  • Research Assistant, Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC), The Pennsylvania State University, College of Education, 2015–2016
  • Research Assistant, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy Analysis (CEEPA), The Pennsylvania State University, College of Education, 2013–2015

Honors and Awards

Professional Organizations

Research Interests

  • Human capital investment
  • Work engagement
  • Organization development
  • Longitudinal data analysis

Selected Publications

  • Kim, S., Kwon, K., & Wang, J. (2020). Impacts of job control on overtime and stress: Cases in the United States and South Korea. The International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Zaballero, A. (2020). Process consultation within and across cultures. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 56(3), 322-346. doi:10.1177/0021886319896359
  • Kwon, K., & Kim, T. (2019). An integrative literature review of employee engagement and innovative behavior: Revisiting the JD-R model. Human Resource Management Review, 30(2). doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100704
  • Kwon, K. (2019). The long-term effect of training and development investment on financial performance in Korean companies. International Journal of Manpower, 40(6), 1092-1109. doi:10.1108/ijm-10-2017-0286

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