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In Gu Kang, Ph.D.

In Gu Kang

Assistant Professor

(208) 426-4583




Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University Bloomington (Inquiry Methodology as a doctoral minor)
  • M.A. in Educational Technology, Hanyang University
  • B.A. in Educational Technology, Hanyang University

Professional Experience

Dr. Kang 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.


  • OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
  • OPWL 530 Evaluation
  • OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
  • OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning
  • OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
  • OPWL 537 Instructional Design
  • OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement

Scholarly Activities

Visit Dr. Kang’s ScholarWorks