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Younghee Kong, Ph.D.

Instructional Design

jessie.kong@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Kong holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education with a minor in Research Methodology and Statistics and a Master of Arts in Business Technology Education from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Turkish from Han-Kuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. Her work experience and research interests lay primarily in the area of human resource development, focusing on instructional systems design, web-based training, and training evaluation: bridging the gap between HRD theory and practice, applying adult learning theories to instructional systems design, facilitating web-based curriculum and course materials in a timely manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and techniques, assessing and evaluating training programs (specialization: financial benefit analysis), conducting performance analysis for individual and organizational performance improvement, and coordinating training programs to improve employees' job skills, work environment, and motivation. She has presented and published many research papers on the topics of instructional learning theories, effective teaching and learning for adult learners, the facilitation of Web-based training, training evaluation theory and practices, cost-effectiveness of training programs, hybrid learning, and competency-based education.

Education

2009
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Edu PAES
1999
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Physical Activity + Ed Service
1995
Hankuk University (South Korea)
Bachelor of Arts, English

Certifications

2015
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2009 - Present
Franklin University, Instructional Designer
2009 - 2009
Franklin University, Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Saunders, C., & Kong, Y. (2019, Oct. 18). Managing Your Dissertation. The Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, OH.
Kong, Y. (2016, Oct. 31). Hybrid Learning Design. 2016 Learning Showcase: A Day of Discovery, Columbus, Ohio.
Kong, Y. (2016, Oct. 31). Evaluation Principles and Implementation. Performance Evaluation in the 2016 Learning Showcase: A Day of Discovery, Columbus, Ohio.
Kong, Y. (2016, Jun. 30). Guidelines for Performance Evaluation. 2016 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.
Kong, Y., & Wood, R. (2016, Jun. 30). How to Design an Excellent Course. 2016 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Gardner, J., Koehler, N., Kong, Y., Wood, R., & N/A, N. (2015, Jun. 4). How to Design an Excellent Course. Columbus, Ohio.
Wood, R., Gardner, J., Koehler, N., & Kong, Y. (2015, Jun. 4). How to design an excellent course. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C., Kong, Y., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Jun. 13). Using Human Performance Technology in Instructional Design to Ensure Learning Performance. Franklin University 2014 Conference on Teaching & Learning, Columbus, OH.
Kong, Y. (2014, May. 31). Online Learning Activities based on Constructivist Approach. COPHA adjunct retreat.

Professional Service

2014
Member
Ohio Instructional Designer Association
2014
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Journal of Human Resource Development International
2013
Committee Member
Academic Appeals Officer
2013
Committee Member
Personnel Committe
2012
Committee Member
Doctor of Business Administration Initiative
2012
Committee Member
reFOCUS: Commercializing Intellectual Property
2011
Committee Member
Competency-based Education Committee
2011
Committee Member
IRB
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2019
2011
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Journal of Human Resource Development International
2009
Member
International Society for Performance Improvement
2009
Member
Ohio Learning Network
2008
Committee Member
Faculty Development Committee
2008
Committee Member
Instructional Design Group
2008
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Korean Academy of Human Resource Development in America
2003
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Academy of Human Resource Development