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M. Lane Morris Receives Endowed Professorship
M. Lane Morris has been appointed the Skinner Professor in Management.
The professorship was made possible by an estate gift from the late Sarah E. Skinner of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Morris is a professor in the Department of Management and has served as a UT faculty member for twenty years. He is director of the Global Leadership Scholars undergraduate honors program in the College of Business Administration.
Prior to holding this role, Morris was head of the human resource development program and the graduate program director of human resource management.
Morris also has been very active in the broader academic community. He is the past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development and a member of several prominent editorial boards on management and human resources.
Morris’s research focuses on topics including employee work-life balance, the evaluation of performance-related training programs, and leadership development.
Ron Jacobs Hired as HRD Professor; Director of International Programs
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois—Ron Jacobs has been hired as professor in human resource development in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) for the College of Education at the University of Illinois. He has also been named director of International Programs Office for the college.
On May 15, 2011, Scott McClure graduated with his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
McClure's study was based on research by Dr. Reid Bates of LSU, along with Dr. Hsin-Chih Chen, published in the Human Resource Development Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 3, Fall 2005.
Steve Schmidt’s new book, Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, was recently published by Information Age Publishing (Charlotte, NC). The book contains over 50 case studies and classroom activities related to various aspects of adult education and HRD. Dr. Schmidt is an assistant professor of adult education at East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC.
Ronald Jacobs, professor of workforce development and education, The Ohio State University, appeared on the cover of HRD Magazine (October 2009), which is the leading HRD practitioner magazine in Korea. The magazine issue included asix-page interview based on the key-note speech that Ron gave at a September 2009 conference in Seoul sponsored by the Ministry of Labor. The conference theme focused on workplace learning and structured on-the-job training.
R. Wayne Pace, first president of the AHRD, placed second in singles lawn bowling and his team won first place in triples lawn bowling in the over-70 years category during the 2009 Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, played October 6-10, 2009. Dr. Pace is president of the St. George Lawn Bowls Club and is heading a fundraising campaign to raise $500,000 to construct a world-class synthetic surface lawn bowling center in St. George, Utah. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Although not a substitute for the excite of involvement in the AHRD, lawn bowling is a fun game.
Honorary Doctoral Degree in HRD to Professor Gary N. McLean
Professor Gary N. McLean has been working with faculties of the School of Human Resource Development (SHRD), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) since 1995. He has been our speaker, co-author with NIDA faculties, and HRD MS & PhD program advisor. Recently, he is a co-founder of the NIDA HROD Journal. Prof. McLean has not been working only with NIDA but also with other universities and many public organizations here in Thailand, such as Burapha University, Mahidol University, and Office of Civil Service Commission.