Seung-hyun (Caleb) Han


Caleb Seung-hyun Han is an Associate Professor of Learning, Leadership and Organization Development (Formerly, Human Resources and Organization Development, HROD) at the University of Georgia. Research work of Dr. Han uncovers and tests the mechanisms by which individuals learn and develop from others’ expertise and experiences at work. His primary focus is in individual-level learning within organizations by exploring how this learning is influenced by interpersonal relationships and interactions in organizations. A variety of methods including surveys, social network analysis, interviews, observations, and mixed methods of all help to better understand the processes and mechanisms of individual learning in organizations.


  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Capital
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Organization Learning


  •  Ph.D. in Human Resource Development, 2015
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  •  Master's in Human Resource and Industrial Relations, 2009
    Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota


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Awards and Accolades

Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching Award

University of Georgia, 2021

Cutting-edge Research Award

Academy of Human Resource Development, 2020

Cutting-edge Research Award

Academy of Human Resource Development, 2019

Cutting-edge Research Award

Academy of Human Resource Development, 2018

Early Scholarship Research Grant

College of Education, University of Georgia, 2017

Outstanding Dissertation Award (Finalist)

University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, 2016

Lee Mu Keun Dissertation Award

University of Illinois, 2015

Hardie Dissertation Research Grant

University of Illinois, 2014

William Chandler Bagley Award

University of Illinois, 2013

Caterpillar Excellence Award

University of Illinois, 2012