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...
Dr. Parson’s current research interests include educational
reform related to teacher education and social studies education
particularly related to issues of social justice and diversity. She
is also interested in collaborative research methodologies, urban
education, and action/teacher research and self-study. Recently Dr.
Parsons published a book with teachers from a mid-western urban
school which describes the ways in which learning successes happen
daily in a school that is labeled "failing" by its test scores. more information...