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Special Interest Groups

What is a 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.

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Click here to view SIG FAQs.

About the AHRD Listservs:

  • Listservs updated every two weeks, contact AHRD office to expedite access.
  • 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
  • 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 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: Katherine Rosenbusch

Click on the title for more information.

SIG Home: China HRD Research

SIG Home: Qualitative Inquiry

SIG Home: Quantitative Research Methods

  • Chair: John Turner

SIG Home: HRD Theory

  • Chair: Rose Baker

SIG Home: Faculty Learning & Development

  • Chair: Marie Valentin

SIG Home: India HRD

  • Chair: Sanghamitra Chaudhuri

SIG Home: Scholar-Practitioner

  • Co-Chairs: Sarah Minnis and Jason Moats

SIG Home: International HRD

  • Chair: Open

SIG Home: Virtual HRD

  • Chair: Rochell McWhorter

SIG Home: Korea HRD

  • Chair: Sehoon Kim

SIG Home: Workforce Diversity and Inclusion SIG

  • Co-Chair: Marilyn Y. Byrd
  • Co-Chair: Chelesea D. Lewellen

Chairs, please contact Sijia Fan to update SIG information.

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