Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2730

Educational Leadership
Pawley Hall, Room 480D
(248) 370-3070
fax: (248) 370-4605

Human Resource Development
Pawley Hall, Room 475E
(248) 370-4109
fax: (248) 370-4095

Chang-kyu Kwon

Dr. Chang-kyu Kwon is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. He is a diversity and inclusion expert specializing in disability issues across various settings, including corporations, higher education institutions, and community-based agencies. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on theorizing "whole-person inclusion" through which all organizational members can feel comfortable expressing their identities, and thereby aims to enhance the work and career experiences of people with disabilities along with those of other marginalized people. He is currently serving as a member of the Oakland University Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, leading an initiative in partnerships with industries that seeks to develop the careers of students with disabilities. He has also recently consulted with NFL Media to improve the accessibility of its services to people who are blind or visually impaired. Dr. Kwon’s research has appeared in leading academic journals in the field, such as Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development Review, and has been recognized by the Academy of Human Resource Development through its 2019 Cutting Edge Award. 

  • Ph.D., Learning, Leadership & Organization Development, University of Georgia, 2019
  • M.A., Organizational Behavior & Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University, 2015
  • B.A., Education, Korea University, 2013
Courses Taught
  • HRD 3100 – Introduction to HRD
  • HRD 3230 – Fundamentals of Human Interaction
  • HRD 3530 – Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
  • HRD 4950 – Internship in HRD 
Areas of Interest
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Adult Learning and Leadership
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Workforce and Career Development