S "Pil"  Kang

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Organization, Information and Learning Sciences

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library 240
  • (505) 277-0164


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 change management in higher education, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in higher education, the foundations of human performance technology (HPT), social capital in engineering education, and instructional design.

Selected Publications

  • Byun, J., Kang, S. P., Law, V., Jeon, S., & Seo, Y (2020). Citizenship behavior and learner engagement in collaborative learning: Exploring dual mediation with emergent leadership and group cohesion. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 32(3) 402-417. (Acceptance rate: 11%).
  • Kang, S. P., Byun, J., Seo, Y., Law, V., & Ferris, K. (2020). Validating organizational citizenship behavior measure in the collaborative learning environment. Knowledge Management and Elearning: An International Journal, 12(3), 280-297. (Scopus Cite Score:0.97)
  • Kang, S. P., Chen, Y., Svihla, V., Gallup, A., Ferris, K., & Datye, A. (2020). Guiding change in higher education: An emergent, iterative application of Kotter’s Change Model.  Studies in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/03075079.2020.1741540 (SSCI impact factor: 2.854)
  • Han, S.-H., Oh, E. G., & Kang, S. P. (2020). The link between transformational leadership and work-related performance: Moderated-mediating roles of meaningfulness and job characteristics. Leadership and Organization Development Journal. Advance online publication. doi:10.1108/LODJ-04-2019-0181 (SSCI impact factor: 1.462)
  • Kang, S. P., & Molenda, M. M. (2018). How shall we define human performance technology? Performance Improvement Quarterly, 31(2). 189-212. doi:10.1002/piq.21276 (Scopus Cite Score: 0.65)
  • Kang, S. P. (2017). What do HPT consultants do for performance analysis? TechTrends, 61(1), 32-45.
  • Kang, S. P. (2015). Change management: Term confusion and new classifications. Performance Improvement, 54(3), 26-32. doi:10.1002/pfi.21466

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Ferris, K., Kang, S. P., Wilson-Fetrow, M., Svihla, V., Chi, E., Gomez, J., Chen, Y., Davis, S., Han, S. M., & Datye, A. K., (2021). Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Care in Chemical Engineering. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 128th Annual Conference and Exposition. Long Beach, CA.
  • Svihla, V., Kang, S. P., Chen, Y., Qiu, C., & James, J. O. (2020). A multidimensional approach to understanding the development of design knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Ferris, K., Svihla, V., & Kang, S. P. (2020). Organizational citizenship behavior and faculty mindset amidst professional development activities. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 127th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Miletic, M., Svihla, V., Gomez, J., Chi, E., Han, S. M., Hubka, C., Chen, Y., Kang, S. P., & Datye, A. (2019). Assessment of program-wide curricular change. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 126th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Tampa, FL.

Selected Grant

  • Co-principal Investigator, NSF (FY17-21, $1,999,957, EEC #1623105). IUSE/PFE:RED:FACETS: Formation of accomplished chemical engineers for transforming society. With PI Datye, SOE & Co-PIs Chi & Han, SOE, & Svihla, OILS.

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