Human Resource Training and Development Faculty
- Dr. Karen Wilson Scott,
- Assistant Professor, Department Chair
- Phone: 282-7967
- Office: Garrison Hall 612 Stop 8081
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Scott brings to Human Resource Training and Development a background which includes 28 years in corporate communications and education at the Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Scott's teaching expertise in adult teaching and learning, focusing on learner-centered teaching and self-directed learning, combines her higher education background in adult education with her industry background in organizational learning.
In addition to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, Dr. Scott advises theses and dissertations and maintains an active research agenda, publishing and presenting papers nationally and internationally emphasizing: adult learning, autodidactic and self-directed learning, congruous autonomy, self-assessment, organizational learning communities, and qualitative research methods. She also teaches summer pre-service classes for professional-technical teachers through the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education. Dr. Scott serves as a managing editor of The Qualitative Report (a peer-reviewed international online journal), and on the editorial review boards of two other peer-reviewed journals, the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, and the Journal of Adult Education. She is an active member of the International Society of Self-Directed Learning, the American Society of Training and Development, the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, the Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, and other professional organizations in adult education.
- B.A. 1974, Linfield College
- M.Ed. 1999, University of Idaho
- Ph.D. 2002, University of Idaho
- Dr. Richard A. Johnson,
- Phone: 282-3512
- Office: Garrison Hall 613 Stop 8081
- Email: email@example.com
Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise are: administration, shared and servant leadership, emotional intelligence, program planning, development and evaluation, occupational analysis and course construction. Use of technology in program delivery, assessment of federal, state and local programs, and accreditation processes. His professional experiences include service as an Aide for Senator Larry Pressler in Washington D.C., which included work with the U.S. Office of Education. He worked as a State Administrator for State Board of Education in North Dakota, served as Dean of the College of Technology at Idaho State University, and worked in Engineering/Technology with Honeywell Inc. in research and development.
Over the years, he has held a number of offices in professional organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the American Technical Education Association. He has presented at national meetings, been invited to speak publicly to many local organizations, written articles for newspapers, co- authored a book on Gifted and Talented Students in Professional Technical Education, and served as an evaluator/consultant of professional technical education programs for federal, state, and local systems. He presently serves as a member on the Commission of Colleges for the Northwest Accreditation Association, the organization that accredits Universities in the Northwest Region of the U.S.
He teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes, and is involved in applying technology, distance learning, and Web CT learning in the H.R.D. profession. He is conducting research on leadership (shared and servant), the application of emotional intelligence in the workplace, and technology as it applies to effectively delivering instruction.
- B.S. 1972, M.A. 1976, University of South Dakota
- Ph.D. 1979, Colorado State University
- Dr. Rita C. McNeil,
- Associate Professor
- Phone: 282-3640
- Office: Garrison Hall 611 Stop 8081
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. McNeil 's major areas of interest are in workplace learning, adult learning methods, performance management systems, and corporate leadership training and development. As a practitioner and researcher, she has pursued a line of inquiry in adult workplace learning strategies and presents at regional, national and international research conferences.
Besides teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in adult learning methods and curriculum development, Rita guides student research projects focused on critical reflection in classroom practice. She serves as an organizational learning consultant in industry and as a co-editor for the Journal of Adult Education.
- B.GS. 1988, Athabasca University; Canada
- M.S. 1992, Montana State University
- Ed.D. 1997, Montana State University
- Robert E. Croker,
- Ed.D., Emeritus Professor
- Phone: 282-2884
- Office: Garrison Hall 611 Stop 8081
- Email: email@example.com
Dr. Croker's areas of expertise include learning styles, cognitive brain research and instructional methodology. He is certified in both learning styles and brain-based education and conducts numerous workshops each year for school districts and industry on developing whole-brain learning environments. He also presents regularly at local, regional and national conferences.
In addition to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, Dr. Croker advises theses and dissertations. He also teaches summer pre-service classes for professional-technical teachers through the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education. Additional activities include advising undergraduate students, consulting, mentoring new professional-technical teachers, working with professional development plans, and serving as department chair.
- B.S. 1979, Purdue University
- M.S. 1980, Indiana State University
- Ed.D. 1986, Washington State University
- Dr. Fowler Charles "Chuck" Humphrey,
- Emeritus Professor
Dr. Humphrey's areas of expertise are facilitating adult learning, especially Andragogy; history, sociology, and philosophy of adult education as well as program planning and evaluation. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service for 23 years as a county agent, rural sociologist, community development specialist, and director of agricultural communications. He has extensive knowledge of the land-grant university system. He has been at ISU since 1992.
He has made presentations at state, regional and national adult education conferences on the subject of distance learning, adults' preferences for teaching methods, community education, teaching styles, using TQM to define instructional quality, and the Nominal Group Technique. He has also authored extension bulletins about program planning and evaluation.
Since retiring in May 2007 Dr.Humphrey is spending his time traveling and teaching an occasional class for the department. He is a former officer in the US Army Reserve; retired since 2002.
- B.S. 1964, M.S 1969, North Dakota State University
- Ph. D., 1973, University of Wisconsin-Madison