Human Resource Development

Yonjoo Cho

Yonjoo Cho

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Human Resource Development
Building: COB 315.21
Phone: 903.566.7260


Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995
M.A. in Sociology, Yonsei University, South Korea, 1986
B.S. in Education, Yonsei University, South Korea, 1983


Dr. Yonjoo Cho is an associate professor of Human Resource Development and Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development Review. Previously, she was an associate professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University (2008-2020). Before joining academia, she worked in profit, non-profit, and academic sectors in South Korea. Her latest position was MBA Director/Visiting Professor of the KAIST Business School.


Dr. Cho’s research interests include: action learning in organizations, international HRD, and women in leadership. She has published three books including: 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 et al., 2017) and Korean Women in Leadership (Cho & McLean, 2018) with Palgrave Macmillan.


Dr. Cho has been recognized with the 2011 AHRD Cutting Edge Award, 2014 UFHRD’s Best International Paper Award, and 2014 Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award, was a finalist in the same excellence award in 2017, and was selected as one of the best proceedings papers in the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division in 2018.

Dr. Cho has served as an associate editor of Human Resource Development Review (2017-2020) and an elect board member of the AHRD (2016-2018) and serves on the editorial board of Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development International, European Journal of Training and Development, and Action Learning: Research and Practice. She also serves with the Korea Action Learning Association and Korean Association for Educational Technology.

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