YoungAh Park


School of Labor and Employment Relations

239 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820

Education & Experience

PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2012
MA, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green State University
BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

YoungAh Park joined LER in 2015 after teaching at Kansas State University. Before her academic career, she worked as an in-house trainer for employee development and training at Philip Morris and Unilever Korea.

Research Interests

Work-nonwork life and work-nonwork boundary management
Work stress and recovery
Workplace interpersonal mistreatment (incivility, sexual harassment, customer mistreatment)
Organizational and psychosocial factors in employee well-being, stress, and health behavior

Her research has been funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others.  She received Arnold O. Beckman Research Award at UIUC in 2020 and the Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Paper Award in the Organizational Behavior Division at the Academy of Management in 2015, along with her former doctoral students. They were placed as tenure-track assistant professors at the Management Department of the National University of Singapore (Dr. Sooyeol Kim, 2019) and San Jose State University (Dr. Lucy Headrick, 2021), as well as the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at George Mason University (Dr. Yijue Liang, 2022).  Media outlets featuring her team’s research work include, Illinois Public Media, APA Monitor on Psychology, Science Daily, Scientific American, The Careerist,, etc.  She enjoys working with students on research projects.

Editorial Work

Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 


LER 590EW Employee Stress, Well-Being, and Safety
LER 590GI Gender Issues in the Workplace

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