- East Asian Studies Center
- Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ; M.A., Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Research Areas:
- International Human Resource Development; Organizational Development; Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Corporate Expatriates; Meaning of Work; Japanese Studies (culture, comparative literature, and movies)
Hye-Seung has been fortunate to have a number of personal cross-cultural experiences, and she truly appreciates the unique aspects of culture in East Asian countries. She taught Korean language and culture at universities in both Korea and the United States for eight years, and she enjoyed introducing students to East Asian culture through traditional activities, visual media, field trips, and social activities. Hye-Seung is also a successful globally envisioned practitioner with various experiences in cross-cultural businesses in the area of Human Resource Development. She performed managerial, administrative, and training duties across Korea and the United States and has considerable experience developing executive development programs. She worked for five years as the director of both general operations and executive programs at the Sangnam Institute of Management at Yonsei University, the premier provider for management education in Korea.
Her research background lies in the following categories: The international human resource development of expatriates of multinational corporations, the meaning of work in the context of diverse countries, leadership effectiveness, and professional development. She explored international human resource development practices, in particular, the development of Korean workers in global industry. Currently, She is working on a research project is entitled, “Perceived Managerial and Leadership Effectiveness in a National Defense Section within the Public Sector in South Korea.”
At East Asian Studies Center, currently, she is working as the Associate Director at the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) and at the same time as the Director of the National Consortium for Teaching about East Asia at Indiana University, Bloomington. Among my responsibilities are writing grant requests and grant reports and proposals for grant funding from the United States Department of Education and the Freeman Foundation; creating academic programs for professional development for faculty and undergraduate, graduate students and K-12 teachers; organizing academic events in multidisciplinary areas; and promoting community engagement in academic, professional, and cultural activities. She is actively engaged in professional development of K-12 teachers, graduate, and undergraduate students organizing and leading various seminars and workshops and developing their curriculum, for example, East Asia Webinars dealing with current issues of China, Japan, and Korea; the NCTA Summer Literature Workshop for K-12 teachers; and an East Asia Book Workshop inviting authors from around world through webinars to engage in discussion with students.