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Jacobs, Ronald

Ronald Jacobs


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...
Johnston-Parsons, Marilyn

Marilyn Johnston-Parsons


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...