Sang Won Byun


Clinical Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 3130
Mon - Wed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Thurs: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Dr. Byun has 15 years of experience working as an HRD manager at several global companies, including SAMSUNG. He participated in the Samsung Aptitude Test (SSAT) development project to set up a new employee selection process and designed many training programs, including newcomer onboarding programs. As a consulting team leader at SHR, he managed diverse HR consulting projects, such as the establishment of talent development systems and led many research projects, including developing an occupational personality test.

Research Interests

His main research interests are ethical leadership development, workplace spirituality, human resource development, and organization development.

Selected Publications:

Rozanski, A., Ardichvili, A. & Byun, S. (2020). Ten years later: Changes in the meaning of work among Polish managers. European Journal of Training and Development. Doi: 10.1108/EJTD-01-2020-0010

Yoo, S., Jang, S., Byun, S., & Park, S. (2018). Exploring human resource development research themes: A keyword network analysis. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 30(2), 155-174. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21336

Joo, B. K., Byun, S., Jang, S., & Lee, I. (2018). Servant leadership, commitment, and participatory behaviors in Korean Catholic church. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 15(4), 325-348. doi: 10.1080/14766086.2018.1479654

Brendel, W., Hankerson, S., Byun, S., & Cunningham, B. (2016). Cultivating leadership dharma: Measuring the impact of regular mindfulness practice on creativity, resilience, tolerance for ambiguity, anxiety, and stress. Journal of Management Development, 35(8), 1056-1078. doi: 10.1108/JMD-09-2015-0127

Courses Taught

PSYC 327: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

HRD 601: Introduction to HR

HRD 627: Training and Development