Literature reviews and data collection methods as the basis for diagnosing organizational learning and performance issues.
Admission to the Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change specialization or written consent of instructor.
James Folkestad is a professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar (UDTS) at Colorado State University (CSU) and a faculty member within the Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (OLPC) Program in the School of Education.
He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) from Texas A&M in 1996. He is dedicated to the scientific investigation of how technology can be used to enhance learning, training, and innovative practice. His research has included the use of rapid visualization and prototyping technology to accelerate learning, collaboration, and production in both the manufacturing and construction fields. He is currently working on U-Behavior™ a HI-OD learning and teaching method that applies learning analytics to empower self-directed learners. His work also includes the use of serious games (educational video games) and to impact the strength and persistence of training and learning for the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA). In addition, he is the Director of the Center for the Analytics for Learning and Teaching (C-ALT) a University Center dedicated to advancing the use of analytics to drive teaching and learning innovation.
James continues to consult with organizations on the use of technology for training and the potential use of electronic data and analytics for increasing the strength and persistence of training effects. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed research articles and his research has appeared in scholarly publications such as Advances in Developing Human Resources, Journal of Science Education and Technology, and Simulation and Gaming
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Susan A. Lynham, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynham is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University and Chair of the Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (OLPC) Program Area in the School of Education.
She earned her M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of St. Catherine, Minnesota. Her M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Resource Development are from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated in 2000. Susan has over 20 years practical experience in human resource development (HRD), with a special passion for organization development (OD), and has consulted and presented nationally and internationally in these areas. She has also taught at a number of academic institutions during her career, including the University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, and Texas A&M University.
Susan focuses her teaching and research expertise in the areas of responsible leadership, scenario planning based leadership development, national human resource development, constructivist inquiry, and theory development in applied disciplines. She is an engaged member of the HRD scholarly community, both locally and abroad. As such she has served as an elected board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Human Resource Development journal Advances in Developing Human Resources, and serves on the editorial board of a number of core journals in the field.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Lynham enjoys regular visits to her home country—for purposes of both pleasure and work! The diversity of her background enables her to study and practice her field across a spectrum of national cultures, and contexts of complexity.