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Outstanding HRD Scholar Award

The Outstanding HRD Scholar Award (formerly the HRD Scholar of the Year Award) is presented to an outstanding human resource development scholar who has demonstrated a continuing record of scholarly productivity and influence in the profession.

Chair, AAhad Osman-Gani

Award Criteria

  • Continuing and substantial contributions to research in HRD, evidenced by research articles and other scholarly publications
  • Substantial contributions to the advancement of research in the HRD profession, evidenced by research-related service to the profession as well as building research-related infrastructures
  • Significant contributions to the development of new knowledge in HRD evidenced by citations of published works

Nomination Process

  • Nominations may be made by any active AHRD member.
  • Nominations must include letters of recommendations by nominators justifying worthiness of the nomination along with a complete and updated vita/resume of the nominee.
  • Nominations must also include the full professional titles and addresses, phones, faxes and e-mails of both the nominee and the nominator.

Award Winners

2015

  • Alexandre Ardichvili, University of Minnesota

2014

  • Peter Kuchinke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2013

  • Tom Garavan, Edinburgh Napier Business School
  • Michael Marquardt, The George Washington University

2012

  • Laura Bierema, University of Georgia

2011

  • Andrea Ellinger, University of Texas at Tyler

2010

No Award Given

2009

  • AAhad M. Osman-Gani, IIUM University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008

  • Jerry W. Gilley, Colorado State University

2007

  • Baiyin Yang, Tsinghua University

2006

No Award Given

2005

No Award Given

2004

  • Reid Bates, Louisiana State University

2003

  • Todd J. Maurer, Georgia State University

2002

  • Wim J. Nijhof, University of Twente

2001

  • Elwood F. Holton, III, Louisiana State University

2000

  • Richard A. Swanson,University of Minnesota

1999

  • Darlene Russ-Eft, AchieveGlobal, Inc.

1998

  • Karen N. Watkins, University of Georgia

1997

  • Gary N. Mclean, University of Minnesota

1996

  • Victoria J. Marsick, Columbia University

1995

  • Ronald L. Jacobs, Ohio State University

1994

  • Fred Otte, Georgia State University

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