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.
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 at the Management Department of National University of Singapore (Dr. Sooyeol Kim, 2019) and San Jose State University (Dr. Lucy Headrick, 2021) as tenure-track assistant professors. Media outlets featuring her team’s research work include Time.com, Illinois Public Media, APA Monitor on Psychology, Science Daily, Scientific American, The Careerist, PsyPost.org, and etc. She enjoys working with students, and her current Ph.D. students are Yijue Liang and Sohee Kim in LER.
Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology
Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Editorial Review Board Member, Human Relations
Editorial Review Board Member, Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice