Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
356 Education Building
356 Education Building (mail code 708)
Champaign (UIUC Campus Mail), IL 61820
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
Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2022
Cutting Edge Award, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2019
Kwon’s research reimagines the meaning of equity and inclusion in new forms of learning organizations in times of uncertainty and complexity and explores what it means to bring one’s whole self and its implications for people with minoritized identities in such a context. He also researches ableism and the inclusion of people with disabilities in education and the workplace. Overall, he seeks to create an ecosystem of disability inclusion where disability, education, rehabilitation, and business communities unite to work across their agendas and boundaries for sustainable employment of people with disabilities.
Kwon, C. K. (Accepted/In press). Resistance from the margin: An autoethnographic account of academic ableism. Human Resource Development Quarterly. link >
Kwon, C. K., Guadalupe, S. S., Archer, M., & Groomes, D. A. (Accepted/In press). Understanding Career Development Pathways of College Students With Disabilities Using Crip Theory and the Theory of Whole Self. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. link >
Kwon, C. K. (Accepted/In press). Why HRD needs to do more in relation to disability: recommendations and future directions. Human Resource Development International. link >
Kwon, C. K. (2022). A Deliberately Developmental Organization: A New Organizational Space for Inclusion. In The Palgrave Handbook of Learning for Transformation (pp. 347-362). Springer. link >
Kwon, C. K., & Nicolaides, A. (2022). A new organizational space for inclusion through the evolutionary wholeness praxis. In The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Human Resource Development (pp. 149-165). Springer. link >
Kwon, C. K., & Archer, M. (2022). Conceptualizing the Marginalization Experiences of People with Disabilities in Organizations Using an Ableism Lens. Human Resource Development Review, 21(3), 324-351. Advance online publication. link >
Kwon, C. K., & An, S. (2022). Roads to Success: The Career Attainment Experiences of Lawyers With Visual Impairments in South Korea. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 24(1), 6-25. link >
Kwon, C. K. (2021). Resisting ableism in deliberately developmental organizations: A discursive analysis of the identity work of employees with disabilities. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 32(2), 179-196. link >
Kwon, C. K., Han, S. H., & Nicolaides, A. (2021). The Transformative Learning Outcomes and Processes Survey: A Validation Study in the Workplace Context. Journal of Transformative Education, 19(4), 459-471. link >
Kwon, C. K., Han, S. H., & Nicolaides, A. (2020). The impact of psychological safety on transformative learning in the workplace: a quantitative study. Journal of Workplace Learning, 32(7), 533-547. link >
Kwon, C. K. (2019). Career Development of People With Disabilities: Self-Determination as a Skill Set or a Mind-Set? Adult Learning, 30(2), 78-83. link >
Kwon, C. K., & Nicolaides, A. (2019). Reconceptualizing Social Movement Learning in HRD: An Evolutionary Perspective. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 21(2), 267-279. link >
Kwon, C. (2018). Book review: Reinventing organizations: A guide to creating organizations inspired by the next stage of human consciousness. Management Learning, 49(5), 628-630. link >
Kwon, C. K., & Nicolaides, A. (2017). Managing Diversity Through Triple-Loop Learning: A Call for Paradigm Shift. Human Resource Development Review, 16(1), 85-99. link >
Kwon, C. K. (2017). Work Transitions Narrative. Work, 58(2), 95-97. link >
Kwon teaches in the areas of diversity and inclusion, adult learning and leadership, and organization development and change. He is passionate about preparing the next generation of leaders who can effectively and compassionately respond to complex diversity challenges and create an inclusive workplace culture for all.
EPOL 470: Principles of Human Resource Education (EPOL 470) Study of the basic concepts and practices of education for and about work: its philosophical foundations and historical development, mission and goals, structure and function, curricular areas of emphasis, learner audiences served and settings in which programs are conducted, and issues and trends affecting program change.
EPOL 474: Diversity in the Workplace (EPOL 474) Examines the ways in which "diversity" is conceived, defined and enacted within a range of workplace environments. This course provides a foundation to help students understand and develop the cross-cultural competence necessary to work and lead effectively in today?s global workforce. This course is designed to provide evidence-based insights, as well as proven individual, interpersonal, organization-level strategies to harness the power of diversity and inclusion in teams, organizations, markets, and societies.
HRD 400: Principles of Human Resource Education (HRD 400) Study of the basic concepts and practices of education for and about work: its philosophical foundations and historical development, mission and goals, structure and function, curricular areas of emphasis, learner audiences served and settings in which programs are conducted, and issues and trends affecting program change. Same as EPOL 470. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.