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UT Tyler HRD Faculty Recognized by International Academy for Scholarly Research 


TYLER, Texas (March 12, 2024) – Dr. Yonjoo Cho and Dr. Andrea Ellinger, human resource  development faculty at The University of Texas at Tyler, were recognized by the Academy of Human  Resource Development. 

The international academy annually recognizes scholarly professionals who have made significant  contributions to the vision of leading the HRD profession through research. Both professors were  recognized at the 2024 annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. 

“We congratulate Dr. Cho and Dr. Ellinger for being recognized by the prestigious Academy of  Human Resource Development,” said Dr. Krist Swimberghe, dean of the Soules College of Business.  “Both are excellent representatives of our world-class HRD department and the college as a whole.” 

A UT Tyler professor of human resource development, Cho received the 2023 Outstanding HRD  Scholar Award in recognition of her continuing record of scholarly productivity and influence in the  profession. 


A UT Tyler professor emerita, Ellinger was inducted into the HRD Scholar Hall of Fame for 2023. This  honor recognizes her enduring contributions to the academy’s vision of leading the HRD profession  through research. She also received the 2023 Best Reviewer Award for her work on the Human  Resource Development Review journal. 

Cho joined the UT Tyler faculty in 2020. Her expertise includes action learning in organizations and  international HRD. She holds a doctorate in instructional technology from UT Austin. Ellinger retired  in 2019 after serving UT Tyler for 10 years. Her research agenda has been focused on managerial  coaching and learning organizations. She holds a doctorate in adult education with a minor in  human resource and organization development from the University of Georgia.  

Founded in 1993, AHRD is a global organization made up of, governed by and created for the HRD scholarly community of academics and reflective practitioners. For more information, visit  

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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