Dr. Park teaches courses on design thinking, creativity, arts-based research and qualitative research methods in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.
Prior to McMaster, he led the redesign and management of the Studio Y Systems Leadership Fellowship at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto (2016-2017). The fellowship teaches high-performing young professionals how to use systems thinking, design thinking, leadership, diversity and entrepreneurship for making social and economic impact. He holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons.) degree from McMaster University. Dr. Park earned his masters degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with a focus on inquiry-based learning and complexity science. During his masters he was part of the team of instructors who took the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Course or Resource Design), as well as the national Alan Blizzard award for collaborative course development and contributions to teaching from the society for teaching and learning in higher education. Dr. Park completed his SSHRC-funded PhD in Curriculum Theory and Implementation at Simon Fraser University in 2014. He developed a passion during his studies for the humanistic, artistic, embodied and spiritual dimensions of education and leadership. He also has training and certificates in solution-focused coaching, mindfulness education, and creative problem solving. In 2012-2013, Dr. Park was a faculty member at Kwantlen University teaching about leadership, group dynamics, and personal growth in the Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts (IDEA) program.