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Dr. In Gu Kang

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Dr. In Gu Kang
Assistant Professor

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-2070


Educational Background:

Dr. In Gu Kang received his Ph.D. degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington, along with Inquiry Methodology as a doctoral minor. He also received both bachelor and master degrees in Educational Technology from Hanyang University in South Korea.

Professional Experience:

Dr. Kang is a faculty at Boise State University as well as an online learning analytic post-doctoral associate in the Center for Educational Innovation at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has built his professional work experiences in the fields of Educational Technology (ET), Human Performance Technology (HPT), and Human Resource Development (HRD). As an instructional designer, e-learning professional, and HRD consultant in the departments of e-learning and the HRD center in Korea Productivity Institute, a government-affiliated organization, he designed and developed a variety of online and off-line training programs, and consulted small and medium enterprises.

His research interests are in the HPT model testing and development, online learning (e.g., learning analytics, student engagement, and MOOC), and social network analysis.


Song, J. H., Lim, D. H., Kang, I.-G., & Kim, W. (2014). Team performance improvement and learning organization culture in the Korean business context: The mediating effect of employee engagement. The Learning Organization, 21, 290–309. doi: 10.1108/TLO-07-2012-0049.

Park, S., Kang, I.-G., Valencic, T. R., & Cho, Y. (2013). Why are we using action learning and in what contexts? Action Learning: Research and Practice, 10, 4–24. doi: 10.1080/14767333.2012.744299

Kang, I.-G., Song, J. H., & Kim, W. (2012). The mediating effect of team-level knowledge creation on organizational procedural justice and team performance improvement. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 25, 43–64. doi: 10.1002/piq.20103

Song, J. H., Kang, I.-G., Shin, Y. H., & Kim, H. K. (2012). The impact of an organization’s procedural justice and transformational leadership on employees’ citizenship behaviors in the Korean business context. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 19, 424–436. doi: 10.1177/1548051812446659 (SSCI Journal)

Cho, Y., Jo, S. J., Park, S., Kang, I.-G., & Chen, Z. (2011). The current state of human performance technology: A citation network analysis of Performance Improvement Quarterly, 1988-2010. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 24, 69–95. doi: 10.1002/piq.20103