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Special Interest Groups

What is a SIG?


An AHRD SIG:

  • May be organized around an area to which AHRD members are making or are likely to make scholarly contributions.
  • Provides disciplinary "home bases" for members with specific scholarly and/or professional interests.
  • Encourages scholarship, dissemination of information, and fellowship among persons of similar academic and/or professional interests.
  • Can offer a range of service activities, including educational sessions and social events, newsletters, web pages, professional development opportunities, and recognition programs.

Related Documents:

Click here to view SIG FAQs.

About the AHRD Listservs:

  • The AHRD Listservs are updated monthly.
  • Access SIG groups in your profile. Found in "Groups."
  • If you want to change your SIG groups or sign up for a SIG when you are not joining or renewing, please email the office at office@ahrd.org.
  • Our listserv host may not recognize and may not forward messages to email addresses ending in aol, hotmail, comcast, and yahoo.
  • Our listserv is only able to have one email address associated with your profile. The email address associated with your AHRD.org profile will be the email address used to update the listservs.
  • You must be a subscriber to the listserv in order to send or receive emails from that listserv.
  • You must use the exact email address you are subscribed with to send a message.
  • When replying to a listserv message, select "Reply" to reply only to the message sender or "Reply All" to reply to the entire listserv.

List of AHRD SIGs


Board Liaison: Jessica Li

Click on the title for more information.

SIG Home: China HRD Research

  • Chair: Judy Sun

SIG Home: Qualitative Inquiry

  • Denise Cumberland

SIG Home: Critical HRD & Social Justice Perspectives

  • Chair: Joshua Collins

SIG Home: Quantitative Research Methods

  • Chair: John Turner

SIG Home: HRD Theory

  • Chair: Rose Baker
  • Co-Vice Chair: David Passmore
  • Co-Vice Chair: Michael Kroth

SIG Home: Faculty Learning & Development

  • Chair: Katie Rosenbusch

SIG Home: India HRD

  • Co-Chair: Sanghamitra Chaudhuri
  • Co-Chair: Yogita Abichandani

SIG Home: Scholar-Practitioner

  • Chair: Pamela K. Barnes

SIG Home: International HRD

  • Chair: Khalil Dirani

SIG Home: Virtual HRD

  • Co-Chair: Liz Bennett
  • Co-Chair: Rochell McWhorter

SIG Home: Korea HRD

  • Chair: Heeyoung Han

SIG Home: Workforce Diversity and Inclusion SIG Steering Committee 2018-2019

  • Co-Chair: Marilyn Y. Byrd
  • Co-Chair: Angela Titi-Amayah
  • Academic Member at Large: Rod Githens
  • Academic Member at Large: Thomas Golden
  • Academic Member at Large: Chaunda Scott
  • Student Member at Large: Nathan Victoria

SIG Home: Leadership

  • Chair: Kristina Natt och Dag

Chairs, please contact Sijia Fan to update SIG information.


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