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John Park

Assistant Research Professor


  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Leadership Development

213L Hammond Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development




  • Other, Electrical Engineering, Korean Army Telecommunication Engineering Institution, 1997
  • CERT, Radiology, American College of Medical Technology, 2003
  • CERT, International Trade, Golden West College, 2004
  • BA, Human Resources Management, California State College at Long Beach, 2009
  • MS, Educational Technology, California State University at Long Beach, 2010
  • MA, Program evaluation/Quantitative Methods, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
  • Ph D, Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2016


Journal Articles

  • Jongho Park, 2021, "Engineering students’ concepts of humanitarian engineering and their identity development as humanitarian engineers", Sustainability, 13
  • John Jongho Park, 2020, "Remote Engineering Education Under COVID-19 Pandemic Environment", Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 5, (1), pp. 160-166
  • John Jongho Park and Diane L Schallert, 2020, "Reciprocity Between One’s Emerging Professional Identity and Envisionment of a Possible Future Self in Real and Imagined Communities of Practice"
  • John Jongho Park and Diane D Schallert, 2018, "Talking, reading, and writing like an educational psychologist: the role of discourse practices in graduate students’ professional identity development.", Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
  • John Jongho Park, Yvonne Y Chung and Eric S Hald, 2018, "Academic socialization plays a critical role in professional identity development of Asian international STEM graduate students in the United States", The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
  • John Jongho Park, Jen J Freeman, Diane L Schallert and Megan M Steinhardt, 2017, "How emotions contribute to graduate students’ psychological responses during their online Curriculum Vitae: Park 4 application for human subject research approval"
  • John Jongho Park, Nathan Hyungsok Choe, Diane L Schallert and Alex K Forbis, 2017, "The chemical engineering research laboratory as context for graduate students' training: the role of lab structure and cultural climate in collaborative work", Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
  • John Jongho Park, Pheobe Long, Nathan Hyungsok Choe and Diane L Schallert, 2017, "The contribution of self-compassion and compassion to others to students’ emotions and project commitment when experiencing conflict in group projects.", International Journal of Educational Research
  • John Jongho Park, J.L. Freeman, D.L. Schallert and D Heo, 2013, "Emotion and cognition when challenged by an online application"
  • John Jongho Park, Meg Handley and Dena Lang, , "Engineering Leadership Development: Contribution of Professional Skills to Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Leadership Self-efficacy", International Journal of Educational Methodology, 8, (1), pp. 69-80
  • Jongho Park, Sunyoung Park, Nathan Choe and Diane L Schallert, , "When groups experience conflict: intersection among undergraduate' individual and group motivational goals, project commitment, and emotions", Educational psychology
  • Aileen A Huang-Saad, Nathaile N Duval-Couetil and Jongho Park, , "Technology and talent: capturing the role of universities in regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.", Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Emerald Literati Award, Emerald Publishing, May 2019 - May 2019


Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, PhD committee member, The United Nations University, June 2021
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, External Reviewer, The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), May 2021
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Faculty Mentor, TBD, The United Nations University, May 2021
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Instructor, KEEN Faculty Development, The KEEN foundation, August 2020 - July 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Contributor, IBSTPI Scholar, INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF STANDARDS FOR TRAINING, PERFORMANCE AND INSTRUCTION, October 2020
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Consultant, Research, The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), January 2020



The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952