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Sung "Pil" Kang

Assistant Professor
Organization, Information & Learning Sciences

Dr. Sung ‘Pil’ Kang earned his PhD degree in instructional systems technology (IST) with a minor in Management from Kelley School of Business from Indiana University at Bloomington. He had the privilege of working with global companies, Fortune 500 organizations, higher education institutes, and inter-governmental organizations including Bank of America, McDonalds, Samsung, LG, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). As an instructional designer and performance consultant, he has analyzed clients’ needs and designed and developed various solutions including instructional and non-instructional interventions. Through his work experiences, he successfully applied theoretical knowledge of ID and HPT for various learners.

His academic interests include workplace learning and performance improvement (WLPI), the foundations of human performance technology (HPT), the validation of HPT and ISD models and processes, HPT standards for public school, mobile learning, and instructional design.

Selected Publications

  • Kang, S. P. (2015). Change management: term confusion and clarification. Performance Improvement. 54(3), 26-32.
  • Kang, S. P. (2015). Introduction to “In Search of the Elusive ADDIE Model.” Performance Improvement. 54(2), 38-39.
  • Donovan, M., Benedicks, R., & Kang, P. (2012). Insight into Performance Improvement in Action- Inspiration from Mobile Apps. Performance Improvement. 51(10), 5–11.
  • Shao, Z. and Kang S.P. (2008). Human performance technology beyond cultural differences. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Education Journal. 4(1), 25-38.
  • Molenda, M., and Kang, S. P. (2004). Online journals in educational technology: Status and direction, Asia-Pacific Cybereducation Journal,1(1), 35-44.
  • Fang, F., Kang, S. P., and Liu, S., (2004). Measuring mindset change in the systemic transformation of a school district.  Paper in proceeding of the annual meeting of Association for Educational Communication and Technology. Chicago, IL.
  • Kale, U. and Kang, S.P. (2004). The Effects of Human-like Agent Character-based Supported Computer Settings on Students Learning from and Interaction with Computers. Paper in proceeding of the Instructional Systems Design Annual Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Selected Presentations

  • Kang, S.P., & Lee, D. (2010, April). A New look: CPT Standards systems view and partnering. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of International Society for Performance Improvement, San Francisco , CA.
  • Kang, S. P., & Kim, J. (2009, November). Human Performance Technology (HPT) for public school teachers: Based on HPT 10 standards. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Abaci, S., Farouk, S., Kang, S.P., & Simmonette, S. (2009, April). HPT case in the case competition. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of International Society for Performance Improvement, Orlando, FL.
  • Kang, S. P., & Pershing, J.A. (2009, April). The efficacy of the ISPI HPT model. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of International Society for Performance Improvement, Orlando, FL.
  • Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement Research & Development Team (2009, April). Special presentation:  A review and assessment of the ISPI certified performance technologist standards and certification processes. Symposium conducted at the Annual meeting of International Society for Performance Improvement, Orlando, FL.
  • Kang, S.P., & Fang, F. (2006, October).  Research on methods for measuring mindset change in the systemic transformation of a school district III.  In C.M. Reigeluth (Chair), District-wide systemic transformation in the Decatur School District: A progress report and research studies. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Dallas, TX.  
  • Kang, S. P., & Fang, F. (2005, April).  Research on methods for measuring mindset change in the systemic transformation of a school district II. Paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, CA.
  • Fang, F., Kang, S. & Liu, S. (2004, October).  Research on Methods for Measuring Mindset Change in the Systemic Transformation of a School District.  In C.M. Reigeluth (Chair), District-wide systemic transformation in the Decatur School District: A progress report and research studies. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago, IL.  
  • Molenda, M., Kang, S. P., & Chung, H.T. (2004, March). Asia-Pacific Cybereducation Journal. Paper presented at Instructional Systems Technology Annual Conference. Bloomington, IN.
  • Kang, S. P. & Molenda, M. (2004, March). Comparative Analysis of Online Journals in Educational Technology. Paper presented at Instructional Systems Technology Annual Conference. Bloomington, IN.
  • Lee, J., Kang, S.P., & Maeng, K.E. (2003, October). Case Study Based Usability Assessment of the PT Model: Redesign of the ISPI Model. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Selected Instructional Design and Performance Projects

  • McDonalds: McDonald's Restaurant Department Management (RDM) global curriculum and courses for restaurant managers in top 20 countries
  • Duke University Medical School: Duke Mobile Project- Design and development of mobile learning courses for physicians and healthcare professionals
  • Merrill Lynch: Curriculum and course development for 60-hour new investment system training curriculum for all Merrill Lynch financial advisors and support staff
  • Bank of America: Seller New Hire Curriculum Development – Design and development of training curriculum courses for new hire sellers
  • Asia Pacific Economy Cooperation (APEC) Cyber Education Cooperation: Design of APEC Learning Community (ALCom) for educators and students in APEC countries
Sung Kang

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 277-0164
Office: Zimmerman Library 236B
 

Research Interests

Human Performance Technologies
Instructional Design
Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement (WLPI)
HPT and ISD Model Validation
HPT Standards for Public School
Mobile Learning