In-Gu Kang has been awarded the 1st Place Winner of the 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Dr. Kang’s dissertation is titled “Empirical testing of a human performance model: Understanding successes in federal agencies using second-order structural equation modeling.”
Dr. Kang’s study strives to offer a proven and comprehensive model that can address organizational needs and opportunities for improving performance and can be also used as a communication tool to build partnerships with clients. The findings of his study contribute to the advancement of both the body of research knowledge and to the practices supporting human behavior and successful organization performance. The research can be used to make a difference in educational settings, where there are a wide variety of human learning and performance problems that need to be addressed.
“The proven and tested HP model presents a good starting point of taking a systematic approach in solving these diverse learning and performance problems in educational settings,” Kang said.
Dr. Kang received a Ph.D. in the department of Instructional Systems Technology at the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington in July 2015. Dr. Kang is currently working as an online learning analytics in the Center for Educational Innovation at the University at Buffalo and will join as a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL) in the College of Engineering at Boise State University in July 2017.