Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education,
Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of
Illinios. Adjunct professor at RMIT University, Melbourne,
Australia, attached to the Globailsm Institute and Research
Director of the Knowledge Design Forum. more information...
My interests include investigating and understanding the social
dynamics of learning and working in organizations. Recently, I have
been studying the socialization and on-boarding experiences of
newly hired professionals, engineering and medical students;
specifically how they learn the cultural, social, and political
norms (i.e., the unwritten rules) of the organizations in which
they learn and work. Related to this I have conducted research with
the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education and the
Collaborative Research Lab at Stanford University. This work
entailed studying the experiences of engineering students as they
learned their profession in school. more information...
Professor Kuchinke's current research focuses on two areas: The
education and training of educators working in human resource
development settings in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
around the world as these professional lead learning initiatives to
foster organizational and individual growth and development.
Professor Kuchinke further explores the changing meaning of working
as technological, economic, political, and social forces bring
unprecedented rates of change to individuals, families,
organizations, and countries. more information...