Russell F. Korte, Ph.D.

Russell Korte, OPC FacultyRussell Korte is an Associate Professor in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at Colorado State University. Before coming to Colorado, he was an Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development and a Fellow with the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Earlier, he was a research contractor for the Collaborative Research Lab at Stanford University and the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education at the University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in Work and Human Resource Education with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He also has an M.B.A. in marketing and a B.S. in education.

Korte’s previous work experiences include over 10 years in advertising serving as vice president of account planning for a medium-sized advertising agency. In this role he developed marketing and account strategies for numerous clients in a variety of industries. He also leads his own consulting agency specializing in strategic training and organizational performance improvement.

Korte’s research studies how professionals learn and work as they practice their professions—specifically how they navigate their education and how they transition into new jobs focusing on the social and political aspects of organizational and professional work. Much of this research focuses on engineers and medical students learning and working in offices, labs, clinics, and hospitals. Additional research interests include workplace learning and performance, socialization and onboarding, adult and professional education, along with related work in theory, philosophy, sociology, social psychology, and organization studies.