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Accolades and Adventures: News from OLL Students, Alumni, and Faculty

April 16, 2013 in Spring 2013

Congratulations December 2012 Graduates!

Awards for Graduates:

Undergraduate:

  • Raymond Graves, Christopher Frey Outstanding Military Learner Award
  • Michael Keibler, Workforce Leadership Community Engagement Award
  • Raylene Pollio, Malcolm S. Knowles Outstanding Student Award
  • Wendi Sachs, Professional Collegiality Award
  • Judy Shelton, Resilience Award

Graduate:

  • Elizabeth Krauss, R. Wayne Pace Award in Human Resource Education
  • Ruth Ann Moser, Graduate Dean’s Citation
  • Carrie Tilton, Human Resource Education Community Engagement Award

Student Accolades and Adventures

  • Dr. Meera Alagaraja presented the spring UofL-SHRM student chapter webinar entitled “Strategic HR:  Getting a seat at the executive table.”
  • Dr. Michael Anthony presented the fall UofL-SHRM student chapter webinar entitled “Diversity builds strong, resilient, and innovative organizations.”
  • Nana Arthur-Mensah (Ph.D. student) and Brad Shuck published a paper in New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development entitled “E-learning in developing countries: Implications for workforce training and development in Africa.”
  • Nana Arthur-Mensah (Ph.D. student) and Meera Alagaraja presented a research paper entitled “NHRD in Ghana: Exploring technical vocational education and training issues”   at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Elizabeth Aubrey (M.S., 2011) started the doctoral program in January.
  • Cara Dimattina (Ph.D. student), Meera Alagaraja, and James R. Stone, III., presented a research paper entitled “Building regional HRD strategy: A qualitative case study of a community college and industry partnership” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Lisa-Anne Ferris (Ph.D. student) and Meera Alagaraja presented a research paper entitled “Quality of patient care services: An organizational analysis” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Yvette Gentry (M.S. student) was a finalist for the position of Chief of Police for LMPD.
  • Chris Gerry (M.S. student) will serve as a Workforce Center Supervisor for the City of Anaheim, California’s Community Development Department, Workforce Development Division.  In his new role, he will supervise staff responsible for providing assigned Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program services and activities.
  • Nora Honken (Ph.D. student) and Brad Shuck published a review in Human Resource Development Quarterly entitled “Networking for people who hate to network: A field guide for introverts, the overwhelmed, and the underconnected.”
  • Patrick Levier (M.S. student) has been selected to serve as the Program Manager for Humana’s Values Integration effort. The intent of the program is to integrate the values of Humana’s leadership team into Humana’s culture and day-to-day operations.
  • Devon Twyford (Ph.D. student), Brad Shuck, and Meera Alagaraja presented a research paper entitled “Human resource development in small business: An application of Brethower’s performance principles to on the job training” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • With Dr. Rod Githens, Christine Wiggins-Romesburg (Ph.D. student) presented a Food ‘N Thought session entitled “Appreciative inquiry as a foundational approach to HRD??” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Cara Wilson (M.S. student), accepted a position as a Learning Consultant at Humana.

 

Alumni Accolades and Adventures

  • 2nd Lt. Jonathon Charney (B.S., 2012) became a commissioned officer in December.
  • Denise Cumberland (Ph.D., 2012) was first runner-up for the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award.
    • 2nd Lt. Christopher Davis (B.S., 2012) became a commissioned officer in December.
    • Dr. Rajashi Ghosh (Ph.D., 2009) received the Human Resource Development Review’s Article of the Year Award for her article entitled “Reverse mentoring:  A social exchange tool for keeping the boomers engaged and millennials committed.”
    • Dr. Kathleen Gosser (Ph.D., 2011) became the Dean of Breakthrough University at Yum!  Kathleen is an adjunct faculty member in the program.

 

Faculty and Staff Accolades and Adventures

  • The Master’s program in Panama launched in January.
  • Drs. Githens, Alagaraja, Bergman, and Herd gave a presentation entitled “Innovations in learning: Fostering leadership, learning, and performance” to senior HR leaders from the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, at the University of Louisville Professional Development Unit, Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Matt Bergman:

  • Received the 2012 NACADA Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising;
  • Appointed to the Urban Enterprise Association Board in New Albany, Indiana;
  • Nominated for the 2012 Union College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Roger Buskill:

  • Elected President of the Kentuckiana Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Dr. Ann Herd:

  • Designed and facilitated a workshop for University of Louisville faculty and staff in October 2012 entitled “WorkLife Balance”;
  • Received the UofL’s 2013 Top 4 Faculty Favorite of the Year award.

Dr. Brad Shuck:

  • Named to the Editorial Board of Advances in Developing Human Resources.

Faculty Presentations and Publications

Dr. Meera Alagaraja:

  • Presented a paper at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia entitled “A conceptual model for understanding lean strategy implementation”;
  • Presented with Cara DiMattina (Ph.D. student), and James Stone III, a paper entitled “Building regional HRD strategy: A qualitative case study of a community college and industry partnership” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Devon Twyford (Ph.D. student), and Brad Shuck, a paper entitled “Human resource development in small business: An application of Brethower’s performance principles to on-the-job training” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Lisa-Anne Ferris (Ph.D. student), a paper entitled “Quality of patient care services: An organizational analysis” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Nana Arthur-Mensah (Ph.D. student), a paper entitled “NHRD in Ghana: Exploring technical vocational education and training issue” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Pradeep Kotamraju, and Sehoon Kim, a paper entitled “The importance of VET in NHRD strategy: Review of literature” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Published a paper in Human Resource Development International entitled “National human resource development in practice: An interview with M. V. Subbiah”;
  • Published with J. Wang a paper in Human Resource Development Review entitled “Reflections on the invited response: Dominant themes in current NHRD research”;
  • Published with J. Wang a research paper in Human Resource Development Review entitled “Development of national human resource development strategy: Cases of India and China.”

Dr. Matt Bergman:

  • Presented a paper entitled “Recruit, retain, graduate: Increasing adult learner persistence to graduation” at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Rod Githens:

  • Led a Food ‘N Thought session with Christine Wiggins-Romesburg (Ph.D. student) at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia entitled “Appreciative inquiry as a foundational approach to HRD”;
  • Presented a research paper at the State Conference of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management Conference, Louisville, Kentucky entitled “Whoa, what just happened?! The connection between diversity and incivility”;
  • Presented workshops on strength-based organization change in a public event in Panama City, Panama and privately to Panama offices of Adidas and Caterpillar Corporation;
  • Published a research paper entitled “Approaches to diversity in educating for LGBTQ-friendly changes in a university” in Journal of Diversity in Higher Education;
  • Published a research paper entitled “Organization change and social organizing strategies: Employee-initiated organization development” in Human Resource Development Quarterly;
  • Published with Edgard Cornacchione, Oenardi Lawanto, and Scott Johnson, a research paper entitled “The role of student’s professional experience in online learning: Analysis of asynchronous participation” in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching;
  • Published with Steven Schmidt, Tonnete Rocco, and Martin Kormanik, an article in Human Resource Development Review entitled “Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people and human resource development: An examination of the literature”;
  • Published with Timothy Sauer, Fashaad Crawford, and Kristen Wilson, a research paper entitled “Online occupational education in community colleges: Prevalence, programming, and connection with workforce development needs” in the Journal of Career and Technical Education Research.

 

Dr. Ann Herd

  • Presented with Paula Kommor, Noell Rowan, and Paul Salmon, a paper entitled “Using appreciative inquiry and critical thinking processes to develop an interdisciplinary appreciative coaching academic program: An application of mirrored process and content” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Pradeep Kotamraju

  • Presented with Meera Alagaraja, and Sehoon Kim, a paper at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia entitled “The importance of VET in NHRD strategy: Review of literature”;
  • Published “The crosswalk validation project: Final report.” Louisville, Kentucky: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville;
  • Published “Using return on investment (ROI) and other related tools: Guidelines for measuring career and technical education (CTE) internal efficiency and external effectiveness.” Louisville, Kentucky: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville;
  • Published “Vocational education and training quality and evaluation: Its place in the U.S. community college,” in A. Barabasch & F. Rauner (Eds.), Work and education in America: The art of integration. New York: Springer Dordrecht;
  • Published with Kurt Gesinger, Hope Cottner, and Dean Folkers, “Using data for decision-making, accountability, and evaluation,” in The career pathways effect: Linking education and economic prosperity.  Waco Texas: CORD;
  • Published with Oscar Aliaga and James Stone, III, “A typology for understanding the career and technical education credit-taking experience of high school students.”  Louisville, Kentucky: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville.

Dr. Kevin Rose:

  • Presented a roundtable session at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference in November on Employee Resource Groups;
  • Presented a paper entitled “Organizational citizenship behaviors in higher education: Examining the relationship between behaviors and performance outcomes for India” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.”

Dr. Brad Shuck:

  • Gave a presentation with T. Candler, T Cardwell, R. Richardson, M. Rivard, and K. Zeilman, entitled “Compassionate organizations: How organizations can support a compassionate city campaign” at the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management, Louisville, Kentucky;
  • Presented research entitled “Employee engagement and the individual: What can we reasonably expect?” to the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council in London;
  • Presented research entitled “Engagement in the field of HRD: Implications for research and practice” at Drexel University, School of Education, Human Resource Development Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
  • Presented research entitled “Outcomes of employee engagement: An international perspective” to the Economic and Social Research Council at the Kent School of Business, Chatham, United Kingdom;
  • Presented research entitled “Instructional design in practice: Lessons from the field” at Indiana University, School of Education, Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Bloomington, Indiana;
  • Presented with Devon Twyford, Angie Shuck, and Thomas Reio, a paper entitled “Human resource development and employee engagement: Examining the connection between employee turnover intentions” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Devon Twyford, Brad Shuck, and Meera Alagaraja, a paper entitled “Human resource development in small business: An application of Brethower’s performance principles to on-the-job training” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Jesse Owen, a paper entitled “Beyond performance on the immediate work task: Exploring the kaleidoscope of employee engagement as a conceptual framework and implications for theory” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with K. K. Wollard a live international webcast entitled “Employee engagement and HRD: An update to linking theory and scholarship to practice” to the Academy of Human Resource Development, St. Paul, Minnesota;
  • Presented with Kim Nimon, and Drea Zigarmi, a paper entitled “Employee engagement and HRD: Philosophical underpinnings, measurement, and interventions” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Presented with Neal Chalofsky, John Dirkx, Patricia Boverie, Sunny Munn, and Peter Kuchinke, a paper at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia entitled “Reframing individual development and organizational change around meaning and purpose”;
  • Presented with Steve Maffei, Mary Lynn Lunn, and Andrea Ellinger, a paper entitled “Freedom of self-expression as an antecedent of employee engagement: A review of literature and development of a conceptual framework and research hypotheses” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Published with Ann Herd the most-read Human Resource Development Review article in 2012 entitled “Employee engagement and leadership: Exploring the convergence of two frameworks and implications for leadership development in HRD”.

Dr. James Stone, III:

  • Gave the keynote address at the Arizona CTE State conference and meeting with state education policy leaders entitled “College and Career Readiness for the 21st Century”;
  • Participated in the Brookings Institution Policy Roundtable Presentation and Panel Discussion “Strengthening educational and employment pathways to support competitive and inclusive metropolitan economies”;
  • Presented research entitled “College and Career Ready for the 21st Century: Making High School Matter” at the SREB/HSTW Staff Development Conference, New Orleans;
  • Presented research entitled “Developing scalable and rigorous CT curricula and transforming courses in existing CT pathways in high-wage, high-demand and high-skill fields to assure students have challenging and engaging learning experiences” at the SREB State Leader’s Forum, South Carolina;
  • Presented research entitled “HRD, AdEd, CTE: Shared history, shared future” at the University Council for Workforce and HR Education, OSU;
  • Presented research entitled “Maximizing the CTE context: Strengthening academic skills in career pathways” at the National Career Pathways Network national conference, Richmond, VA ;
  • Presented research entitled “Preparing the career & college ready student: Making high school matter” to the Ohio Valley Education Consortium;
  • Presented research entitled “The place of CTE within high-quality and comprehensive educational systems: Visions and principles” at the Center on Poverty, Inequality & Public Policy, Georgetown University;
  • Presented research entitled “What the research reveals about programs of study” at the National Career Clusters Institute;
  • Presented research to the Policy Advisory Committee entitled “Raise your hand Texas”;
  • Presented the keynote address entitled “Programs of study: Development and implementation” and follow-up workshop at Arizona CTE Leadership Teams;
  • Presented the keynote address entitled “Taking programs of study to the next level” at the Arizona (Regional Consortium);
  • Presented with Cara DiMattina, and Meera Alagaraja, a paper entitled “Building regional HRD strategy: A qualitative case study of a community college and industry partnership” at the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia;
  • Provided testimony to the Florida Legislative Task Force on Career & Technical Education on addressing the challenges to CTE resulting from new Florida school reform initiatives;
  • Published a chapter entitled “The Non-System of VET in the United States” in Rauner (Eds.), Reflections on TVET in the United States from a German and US perspective. Deutsche und US Amerikanische Einsichten zur Berufsbildung in den US. (pp. 231-250). New York: Springer Press;
  • Published an article in International Journal of Education Reform entitled “If programs of study are the solution, what is the problem?”;

Published with M. Lewis, College and Career Ready for the 21st Century: Making High School Matter, New York: Teacher’s College Press.