Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon

Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon
Phone: 8148651876
Office Address:
310A Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Assistant Professor of Education

Department

Learning and Performance Systems

Programs

Workforce Education and Development

Biography

Hyung Joon Yoon, Ph.D., SPHR, CCSP, is Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State, he was Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Program Coordinator of the HRD Program at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, as well as Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University.

Dr. Yoon has experience in leadership development, career development, organization development, needs assessment, and evaluation of HRD/OD interventions. He worked for organizations, such as LG Display, Korea Leadership Center, the Korean Army, Penn State Management Development Programs and Services, and Penn State Career Services. While he held these positions, he served as an HRD practitioner, a career coach, and/or an OD consultant. He also facilitated Franklin Covey’s time management program, named “Focus,” in South Korea, China, Japan, and the U.S., achieving the Individual Greatness Award from Franklin Covey for the program’s measurable effectiveness.

Dr. Yoon’s scholarly work is focused on empowering individuals and organizations with human agency and hope.  He and his colleagues—Dr. Spencer Niles and Dr. Norman Amundson—developed the Hope-Action Model and the Hope-Action Inventory (HAI). They are being used in different countries as a framework and a tool to help individuals live fulfilling lives. The HAI has been translated to German, Korean, Hebrew, Greek, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian.  His team has received the International Innovation in Diversity Award in 2015 for the impact that the hope-centered career program made in an organization.

Dr. Yoon earned his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from the Pennsylvania State University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR), Lifelong Educator (2nd Grade in South Korea), Certified Career Services Provider, Career Development Facilitator Instructor, Career Development Facilitator Master Trainer, and Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult
Older Adult/Aging

Curriculum Areas

Workforce Ed

Human Resources and Work

Career Development
Human Resources Management
Organization Development
Workplace Training

Individual Difference

Collaboration
Identity
Learning Processes

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Measurement
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research

Organizational Management

Management & Leadership
Planning

Representative Publications

  • Clarke, A., Amundson, N., Niles, S. G., & Yoon, H. J. (in press). Action-oriented hope: An agent of change for internationally educated professionals. Journal of Employment Counseling.
  • Yoon, H. J., Ahn, S., & Kang, E. H. (2018). A job-seeking competency model for North Korean defectors who are college students in South Korea. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2018.1504879
  • Yoon, H. J., Hutchison, B., Maze, M., Pritchard, C., & Reiss, A. (Eds.). (2018). International practices of career services, credentials, and training. Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Maze, M., & Yoon, H. J. (2018). Introduction. In H. J. Yoon, B. Hutchison, M. Maze, C. Pritchard, & A. Reiss (Eds.), International practices of career services, credentials, and training (pp. 5–11). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Yoon, H. J., & Pyun, C.-H. (2018). The status of career development in South Korea: Qualifications for career practitioners. In H. J. Yoon, B. Hutchison, M. Maze, C. Pritchard, & A. Reiss (Eds.), International practices of career services, credentials, and training (pp. 137–159). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Yoon, H. J., & Hutchison, B. (2018). Syntheses and future directions for career services, credentials, and training. In H. J. Yoon, B. Hutchison, M. Maze, C. Pritchard, & A. Reiss (Eds.), International practices of career services, credentials, and training (pp. 219–240). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  • Ahn, S., & Yoon, H. J. (2018). Factors of the successful employment and career development of liberal arts graduates: The use of the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique (ECIT). The Journal of Career Education Research, 31(1), 153–173.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2018). Training needs assessment for an informal supervisory position: A case study of a manufacturing company in South Korea. Journal of Humanware1(1), 149–172.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2017a). Diagnostic models addressing environmental forces and organizational readiness. In W. J. Rothwell, L. M. Stopper, & J. L. Myers (Eds.), Assessment and diagnosis for organization development: Powerful tools and perspectives for the OD practitioner (pp. 55–78). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2017b). Diagnostic models following open systems. In W. J. Rothwell, L. M. Stopper, & J. L. Myers (Eds.), Assessment and diagnosis for organization development: Powerful tools and perspectives for the OD practitioner (2nd ed., pp. 29–53). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Yoon, H. J., Ahn, S., Gong, Y. J., Banyasz, A., & Breen, R. (2017). The world of ethics: Exploration of our horizons. Career Developments33(4), 16–17.
  • Yoon, H. J., In, H., Niles, S. G., Amundson, N. E., Smith, B. A., & Mills, L. (2015). The effects of hope on student engagement, academic performance, and vocational identity. The Canadian Journal of Career Development/Revue Canadienne de Développement de Carrière14(1), 34–45.
  • Smith, B. A., Mills, L., Amundson, N. E., Niles, S., Yoon, H. J., & In, H. (2014). What helps and hinders the hopefulness of post-secondary students who have experienced significant barriers. The Canadian Journal of Career Development/Revue Canadienne de Développement de Carrière13(2), 59–74.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2013, Winter). Career development is to answer “When I grow up, what will I be?” Australian Career Practitioner24(2), 13.
  • Yoon, H. J., Cho, Y., & Bong, H.-C. (2012). The impact of a dual-project action learning program: A case of a large IT manufacturing company in South Korea. Action Learning: Research and Practice9(3), 225–246. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2012.711237
  • Yoon, H. J., & Hutchison, B. (2012, June). Fostering human agency: Working with students in South Korea. Career Convergence. Retrieved from https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/59739/_PARENT/CC_layout_details/false
  • Niles, S. G., & Yoon, H. J. (2011a). Essential career flow competencies. In Spencer G. Niles, N. E. Amundson, & R. Neault (Eds.), Career flow: A hope-centered approach to career development (pp. 11–31). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Niles, S. G., & Yoon, H. J. (2011b). Mental health counselors and career counseling. In A. Palmo, W. Weikel, & D. Borsos (Eds.), Foundations of mental health counseling (4th ed., pp. 135–153). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.
  • Park, Y., Lee, J., & Yoon, H. J. (2011). Assessing the psychometric properties of the Protean Career Attitude Scale in Korean business context. The Journal of Training and Development22, 29–45.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2011). The development and validation of the assessment of human agency employing Albert Bandura’s human agency theory. The Pennsylvania State University, United States -- Pennsylvania.
  • Niles, S. G., Yoon, H. J., Balin, E., & Amundson, N. (2010). Zor zamanlarda umut odaklı kariyer gelişimi modelinin kullanılması [using a hope-centered model of career development in challenging times]. Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal34, 101–109.
  • Yoon, H. J., Song, J. H., Donahue, W. E., & Woodley, K. K. (2010). Leadership Competency Inventory:  A systematic process of developing and validating leadership competency scale. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4(3), 39–50.
  • Yoon, H. J. (2004). Relations between career anchor types and the Enneagram personality types [경력 닻 유형과 에니어그램 성격 유형의 관계]. Journal of Enneagram Studies1(2), 33–63.