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2016 AHRD Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  

Cutting Edge Awards

  • Jason Moats, Chair

Community Policing: Using Needs Assessment to Gain Understanding Before Implementing
Eric Doane & Denise M. Cumberland, University of Louisville

Assessing Student Retention using Appreciative Inquiry: A Mixed Method Case Study
Elizabeth Abraham & Stephanie Pleasant, University of Minnesota

The Relationship Between Work Engagement and Organizational Commitment: Proposing Research Agendas Through a Review of Literature
Woocheol Kim, Jiyoung Kim, Hye Jung Woo, Junghyun Jo, Sang Hoon Park, Se Yung Lim, Korea University of Technology and Education & Jiwon Park, The Pennsylvania State University & Jung Woo Kim, HRD Service of Korea

Employment Lookism in Chinese Job-Hunting Television Show: A Media Content Analysis of Fei Ni Mo Shu
Yuanlu Niu, Tingting Liu, Cynthia Sims, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

A Longitudinal Canonical Correlation of Work-Family Balance and Work Satisfactory Outcomes
Sunhee Jang & Yunsoo Lee, Pennsylvania State University

A Longitudinal Examination of the Causes and Effects of Burnout Based on the Job Demands-Resources Model
Yunsoo Lee & Sunhee Jang, Pennsylvania State University

The Mediating Role of Emotional Resilience and Work Values on the Relationship between Perceptions of Workplace Incivility and Employee Well-being
David McGuire & Gillian Mauchline, Edinburgh Napier University, Marie-Line Germain, Western Carolina University, Indravidoushi Dusoye, University of Mauritus, Sudhir Saha, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A 7R Framework: A Tool to Discover and Resolve Ethical Issues in Organizational Changes in Thailand
Nopparat Phaopat, Chee Wai Mak & Thiri Kyaw, Graduate School of Human Resource Development, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; and Darlene Russ-Eft, Oregon State University

Organizational Knowledge and Its Component Parts
Coronda Ziegler & Susan A. Lynham, Colorado State University

Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year

  • Sewon Kim, Chair

Second Runner-Up:  William A. Kurtz Ph.D.  George Washington University
Dissertation Title:  Under the Balaclava: A Case Study Examining Habits within the Identity of Elite Counterterrorists
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ

First Runner-Up:  Nana K. Arthur-Mensah Ph.D.  University of Louisville  
Dissertation Title:  Developing the Future Workforce through Apprenticeships: A Case Study of an Industry-Education Partnership
Dissertation Advisor (Co-Chairs): Dr. James Stone and Dr. Meera Alagaraja\

Winner:  Deidre H. Carmichael, Ph.D.  University of Georgia  
Dissertation Title: Understanding Learning Transfer as a Journey of Individual Behavior Change: Stages, Transitions, and Influences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Wendy Ruona

R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award

  • Judy Sun, Chair

On the Nature of Human Resource Development
Monica M. Lee

Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award

  • Jon Werner, Chair  

Social Competence in Small Firms—Fostering Workplace Learning and Performance 27(3)
Thomas Lans, Frans Verhees, and Jos Veretegen 

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award

  • Jia Wang and Toby Egan, Co-Chairs

The Persistence of Working Poor Families in a Changing U.S. Job Market: An Integrative Review of the Literature
HRDR 2016 Volume 15, Issue 1

Richard J. Torraco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HRDR 2016 Best Reviewer of the Year

  • Jia Wang and Toby Egan, Co-Chairs

Russell Korte, Colorado State University

Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award

  • Carole Elliot, Chair

Team creativity versus team learning: Transcending conceptual boundaries to inspire future framework building. HRDI, Vol. 19 (1)
Anne Boon, Katrien Vangrieken and Filip Dochy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

ADHR Outstanding Issue Award

  • Marilyn Byrd, Chair

Current and Emerging Trends in Leadership Development: New Needs for New Leadership?
Issue Editors: Kristina Natt och Dag, Steven Manderscheid, and Alexandre Ardichvili  ; 18(3) 

Outstanding HRD Scholar Award

  • AAhad Osman-Gani, Chair

Tonette S. Rocco, Florida International University 

AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award

  • Sarah Minnis, Chair

Flipping the Corporate Training Classroom: Challenging the Norm in Legal Technology Training
Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris, Learning & Development Specialist II, Day Pitney LLP
Carrie E. Kirby, Learning & Development Manager, Day Pitney LLP
Robin S. Grenier, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; University of Connecticut

AHRD Service Award

  • Darren Short, Chair

Paul Roberts, The University of Texas at Tyler

Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award

  • Joshua C. Collins, Chair

Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University

Hall of Fame

Darlene Russ-Eft, Oregon State University

AHRD Board Member Service

  • Holly Hutchins (2011-2016), University of Houston
  • Jeff Allen (2014-2016), University of North Texas

Conference Program Committee

Conference Chair
Julie Gedro, Empire State College / State University of New York (SUNY)

Program Chair
Jason Moats, Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service

Proceedings Editor
Robert Yawson, Lender School of Business Quinnipiac University

Associate Proceedings Editor
Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

Track Chairs

  • Diane Chapman, North Carolina State University
  • Jie Ke, Jackson State University
  • Marilyn Byrd, University of Oklahoma
  • Joshua Collins, University of Minnesota
  • YeonSoo Kim, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Dae Seok Chai, Western Michigan University
  • Gertrude Hewapathirana, San Diego State University
  • Kori Whitener-Fellows, KWF Solutions, LLC
  • Sarah Minnis, Anthology Consulting, LLC
  • Catherine Kyeyune, Jackson State University
  • Barbara Eversole, Indiana State University
  • Meera Alagaraja, University of Louisville
  • Marie Line Germain, Western Carolina University-University of North Carolina
  • David Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Eunjung (Grace) Oh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Karen Johnson, University of North Texas
  • Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, University of Minnesota

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