Ronald L. Jacobs is professor of human resource development and
director of international programs in the College of Education.
Ron’s current research topics of interest include formal learning
in the work setting, employee competence, and adapting HRD
practices to the societal level. Ron has written over 100 journal
articles and book chapters, and has authored or edited six books
that address a broad range of topics in the human resource
development field. Ron is particularly known for his research and
development work on structured on-the-job training (S-OJT), a
training approach that he first introduced to the HRD literature in
1987. more information...
Natasha Jankowski, Assistant Director of NILOA, has presented at
numerous national conferences and written various reports for
NILOA. Her main research interests include assessment and
evaluation, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based
storytelling. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the
University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration
from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois
State University. more information...