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Master of Human Resource Development

Masters in Human Resources DevelopmentOverview

The Master of Human Resource Development degree is designed for in-career professionals working in business, industry, government and non-profit organizations. In addition, there is an intercollegiate athletic leadership option for those who wish to advance their standing within the IAL profession. Taught by both practitioners and academicians, this unique program provides working professionals with an opportunity to earn an advanced degree from a highly respected institution that is at the forefront of the profession.

Clemson University students now have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students and youth at all levels of educational athletic programs. The University has approved the addition of a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership to the online MHRD degree program. (See Program of Study section below for details.)

The MHRD program consists of 36 semester credit hours of course work.

  • Students are admitted in the fall semester and are expected to complete the program in two years.
  • All courses are delivered online.
  • Admitted students must register for two courses each semester.
  • About the Program

    Introduction
    The Human Resource Development (HRD) field draws from systems design, psychology, education, sociology, organization development and management theory to improve human and organizational performance. The Master of Human Resource Development (MHRD) degree program at Clemson University prepares people to become strategic thinkers and problem solvers who can address a broad spectrum of performance issues within business, industry and the public sector. HRD specialists commonly help organizations and people to identify performance gaps and to deliver appropriate interventions that improve human performance in the workplace. Designed for in-career professionals, program participants come from many different fields and disciplines. Prior experience or course work in HRD is not required. However, work experience is highly preferred. The MHRD program is designed to meet the educational needs of practitioners, and for this reason, is taught by practitioner-scholars using the latest Internet technologies to create an interactive environment that meets the needs of busy professionals wanting to update their skills and abilities to improve human and organizational performance.

    Meeting Current and Future Needs
    21st century organizations are experiencing change as never witnessed before. The shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one that is based on the creation and application of knowledge has produced an unprecedented demand for employees who are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Today's employees must develop and implement effective solutions as problems are encountered. For this reason, one of the major goals of this program is to provide a framework that includes creative and critical problem-solving skills, and the appropriate use of emerging technologies, accompanied by an appreciation for diversity and ethics to develop highly valued and productive workplaces.

    Facts About the HRD Profession

    • According to the American Talent Development 2015 salary survey, the average HRD professional makes between $70,000 and $80,000 a year.
    • Based upon Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period 2008 to 2018, training and development specialists will be among the top 20 hottest career fields. Employment is projected to grow by 22 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations.
    • College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities.
    • Job specialties within the profession include:
      • Instructional Designer/Technologist
      • HRD/Training Specialist
      • Human Performance Improvement Consultant
      • E-Learning Specialist
      • HRD Generalist
      • Training Manager
      • Program Designer
      • Curriculum Designer/Developer
      • Training Facilitator
      • Program Evaluator
      • Organizational Development Consultant
      • Corporate Learning Specialist
      • Chief Learning Officer
  • Program of Study

    Built on a Solid Foundation
    The MHRD program was developed around the competencies identified by the International Society for Performance Improvement and the American Society for Training and Development as essential for effective leadership in the areas of human performance improvement. If admitted into the program, you must successfully complete a 36 semester-hour program composed of 12 required courses.

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    First Year — Fall
    HRD 8300 Talent Management (3 credits)
    HRD 8200 Human Performance Improvement (3 credits)

    First Year — Spring
    HRD 8470 Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
    HRD 8800 Research Concepts and Skills (3 credits)

    First Year — Summer
    HRD 8900 HPI Instrumentation (3 credits)
    HRD 8700 Consulting for Education and Industry (3 credits)

    Second Year — Fall
    HRD 8450 Needs Assessment for Education and Industry (3 credits)
    HRD 8600 Instructional Materials Development (3 credits)

    Second Year — Spring
    HRD 8490 Evaluation of Training and Development (3 credits)
    HRD 8250 Organizational Performance Improvement (3 credits)

    Second Year — Summer
    HRD 8820 Knowledge Mgt. for Improved Performance (3 credits)

    HRD 8970 Applied Research and Development (3 credits)

  • Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Option

    The intercollegiate athletic option was developed to provide a unique opportunity for individuals wanting to pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics. Based upon the curriculum, the AL option substitutes four courses that focus on ethics, psychology, leadership and administration. To complete this option, you must successfully complete a 36 semester-hour program comprised of 12 required courses.

    First Year — Fall

    HRD 8300 Concepts of Human Resource Development (3 credits)
    HRD 8200 Human Performance Improvement (3 credits)

    First Year — Spring
    HRD 8470 Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
    HRD 8800 Research Concepts and Skills (3 credits)

    First Year — Summer
    AL 8620
    Psychological Issues in Collegiate Athletics (3 credits)
    HRD 8900 HPI Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Second Year — Fall
    AL 8490 Athletic Leadership Development (3 credits)
    HRD 8600 Instructional Materials Development (3 credits)

    Second Year — Spring
    AL 8640 Ethical Issues in Collegiate Athletic Administration (3 credits)
    HRD 8970 Applied Research and Development  (3 credits)

    Second Year — Summer
    AL 8610
    Athletic Leadership for Intercollegiate Administration (3 credits)
    HRD 8250 Organizational Performance Improvement (3 credits)

  • Course Descriptions

    HRD 8300 Concepts of Human Resource Development (3 credits)
    Theory and practice of contemporary applications of human resource development (HRD) programs; training and development functions; strategies for designing and developing programs; and application of methods, techniques and resources in the context of changing needs, technologies, demographics and economic circumstances that create the need for different skills and knowledge in the work force.

    HRD 8200 Human Performance Improvement (3 credits)
    HPI recognizes that not all performance problems in the workplace can or should be solved through training. For this reason, alternative strategies and techniques ranging from work redesign, organization development, reward systems, feedback systems, ergonomics and psychometrics have become powerful alternatives for improving performance in the workplace.

    HRD 8470 Instructional Systems Design (3 credits)
    Theory and practice of instructional systems design activities in human resource development (HRD) programs; identification, selection and organization of subject matter appropriate for competency-based training (CBT) programs: occupational analysis techniques; rationale statements, goals and objectives; related instructional materials; participant evaluation; and instructional scheduling.

    HRD 8900 HPI Instrumentation (3 credits)
    Introduction to commercially available instruments used to assess and evaluate human performance in the workplace. Students will develop critical judgment skills in order to determine the adequacy and use of instruments in modern organizations.

    HRD 8800 Research Concepts and Skills (3 credits)
    An introductory course in research designed to familiarize human performance improvement professionals with the nature of research and reporting processes and to help develop the necessary criteria to become critical and analytical consumers of published research.

    HRD 8700 Consulting for Education and Industry (3 credits)

    Theory and practice of external and internal consulting practices in human resource development programs; dynamics of professional helping relationship; methods and techniques for initiating and terminating consulting relationships; diagnosing client situations; evaluation of professional consulting relationships.

    HRD 8450 Needs Assessment for Education and Industry (3 credits)
    Theory and practice of needs assessment activities in human resource development (HRD) programs; importance of the process to the identification of content/curricula topics and the overall training environment; specific methodologies used in the needs assessment process; supportive components of various program planning systems.

    HRD 8600 Instructional Materials Development (3 credits)
    Development and application of instructional materials and laboratory activities for training programs in education and industry; reinforcement of instructional training concepts and materials development procedures that are applied across human resource development (HRD) programs.

    HRD 8490 Evaluation of Training and Development/HRD Programs (3 credits)
    Theory and practice of evaluation processes related to training and development in human resource development (HRD) programs; developing a results-oriented approach based on specific criteria or standards; designing instruments; determining program costs; and collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to ascertain return on investment.

    HRD 8970 Applied Research and Development (3 credits)
    Study of a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member. Students identify a special problem related to the human resource development (HRD) profession based on their personal interests, experiences, needs and goals. Prerequisites: Submission of a written proposal and prior approval of advisor.

    HRD 8250 Organizational Performance Improvement (3 credits)
    Organizational Performance Improvement provides concepts and skills employed by effective managers and change agents to promote and sustain productive organizations. Using the principles of industrial/organizational psychology, students will learn how to perform behavior analysis and management, how to determine criteria for performance appraisals, and how to establish leadership in the workplace.

    HRD 8820 Knowledge Management for Improved Performance (3 credits)
    This course is an introduction to knowledge management and is designed to familiarize students with organizational competencies required to adapt and prosper in a chaotic global environment. The course focuses upon contemporary theory, research and application of knowledge management as a strategy for improving personal and organizational performance.

    AL 8490 Athletic Leadership Development (3 credits)
    Investigation of leadership principles and theories as they relate to collegiate athletic coaching and the effect they have on the performance of the collegiate academic athlete. Collegiate coaching responsibilities and requirements for various levels of appointment will be examined.

    AL 8610 Athletic Leadership for Intercollegiate Administration (3 credits)
    Investigate effective leadership principles and theories relative to the supervision and administrative responsibilities of intercollegiate athletics

    AL 8620 Psychological Issues in Collegiate Athletics
    (3 credits)
    Investigation and intervention of psychological issues athletes, coaches and administrators face at the collegiate level.

    AL 8640 Ethical Issues in Collegiate Athletic Administration (3 credits)
    Investigation of current ethical issues and the promotion of positive character development in collegiate athletic programs.

  • Schedule of Classes

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition
    Tuition is $630 per semester hour or $1,890 per course. Students take two courses per semester in order to complete the program within two years.

    Financial Aid
    Fellowships and assistantships are administered by the colleges or departments, and applicants should contact the department for more details. The Federal Stafford Loan is the only form of federal aid available to you through Clemson University’s Financial Aid Office.

  • Instruction Technologies

    Technology Required
    Students must have access to email, the Internet and have the ability to read a CD-ROM or DVD. In addition, students should have current versions of their computer's operating system, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Being an online program, students will be required to send and receive large files of information. Therefore, students need an up-to-date computer, microphone and speakers or headset with mic, and a DSL or other high-speed Internet connection. To be successful, students need to allocate sufficient time to participate in online classes and discussion groups and to complete all assignments as described in the syllabus for each course. All testing is conducted online. Because this is a graduate level program in HRD, students must be prepared to allocate six to eight hours a week for each course taken in order to be successful.

    Adobe Connect
    Adobe® Connect™ is a powerful and flexible online meeting and conferencing tool used by the MHRD program. Using Adobe® Connect™ students and faculty can share documents, PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings and other media.

    Blackboard
    Blackboard is Clemson's primary course development and documentation tool, used by colleges, universities and other learning organizations worldwide. Each MHRD course is designed to provide students with information and resources to be successful. Within each course developed in Blackboard, students will find a course syllabus, study questions, discussion questions, Internet links, tests and information about projects and papers.

    Canvas
    Canvas Guides is the online documentation site for students, instructors, instructional designers, parents and learning management system (LMS) admins. The lessons are continually updated online.

    Skillport and Other Online Tutorials
    As a MHRD student, you will have access to Skillport and other online tutorials at no additional cost. These additional learning resources include computer skills; business strategy and operations; finance, human resources and administration; management and leadership; professional effectiveness; and much more.

    Technical and Distance Education Support Services
    Online but not alone is one of our core values. Regardless of where you live or work, you have access to technical support services and expertise. Both online and telephone support is available.

  • Admission Requirements

    Interested students may apply to be admitted to MHRD cohort in the fall semester only. The MHRD application deadline is July 1. A complete application consists of:

    • Online application - Select Human Resource Development program
    • Unofficial Transcripts are required from prior institutions from which a Baccalaureate Degree was awarded and from which transfer credit is desired. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted
    • Personal Statement detailing your interest in this program and your career plans
    • Resume’
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.  Information regarding the test can be obtained from Educational Testing Service
    • GRE Waiver: Applicants to the MHRD program may request a waiver of the GRE if you meet the following requirements:
      • You have significant progressive work experience in the field of MHRD (5 or more years);
      • A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better on prior coursework;
      • And one (1) of the three requirements below:
        1. Graduate exams that are older than 5 years (GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogy, etc.)
        2. Professional certification (SHRM, CPT, Six Sigma, CPCU, etc.)
        3. A Master’s Degree.
    • To submit a GRE waiver request you must meet requirements (a), (b), AND (c) above, and Write a “Request for Waiver of the GRE requirement,” explaining why you are seeking the waiver and what criteria you have met to allow for the waiver. This request should describe the relative strength of your verbal and quantitative skills and provide objective evidence to attest to these competencies. The written request and supporting documentation should be uploaded into your Application for Admission.
    • Once you have uploaded all of the appropriate documents, including your written request into the MHRD application, the MHRD admissions committee will evaluate the waiver request. Decisions on the waiver are made on a case by case basis. It should be noted that applying for the GRE waiver is no guarantee that it will be granted.The GRE score or the approved waiver are only one component of the MHRD application and do not constitute acceptance or denial into the program.
  • MHRD Announcements for the 2016-17 School Year

    There are several announcements concerning the Masters in Human Resource Development (MHRD) Program which we would like to share and include: faculty changes; new fellowship, development and grant fund opportunities; comprehensive exam alternatives and curriculum changes; and, International Society for Performance and Improvement (ISPI) free and discounted membership availability.

    Faculty Changes

    There are several faculty changes. It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of one of our esteemed colleagues.

    • Russ Marion, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, officially retired from the College of Education this Spring. We will miss Dr. Marion’s many contributions to the MHRD program.

    Please join me in welcoming:

    • Scholar in Residence, Claretha Hughes, Ph.D., Associate Professor from the University of Arkansas. MHRD students will be able to work with Dr. Hughes on research opportunities as appropriate.
    • Two new adjunct professors for first year students: Charlotte Chase, Ph.D. and Scott Frasard, Ph.D.

    More information about Dr. Hughes, Dr. Chase and Dr. Frasard will be communicated in early fall. Faculty that will be continuing with the program for the 2016-2017 academic year are: Jon Christiansen, Ph.D., Phil McGee, Ph.D. and Cynthia Sims, Ph.D.

    New Fellowships, Development and Grant Fund Opportunities

    Joseph E. Crosland, Jr. Memorial Student Assistance Endowment in Human Resource Development

    MHRD students have the opportunity to receive fellowship, development funds and grant opportunities. Students are eligible to apply for all three opportunities. We will begin by describing the fellowship.

    An endowment was established in memory of Joseph E. Crosland, Jr. class of 1968. Students in the Masters of Human Resource Development are eligible to receive $1,000 fellowships. Two awards will be offered annually that will be applied toward tuition.  Preference will be given to the graduate students who demonstrate leadership and scholarship in the field of Technology and Human Resource Development by presenting relevant projects and/ or research at regional, national or international conferences (e.g., Association for Talent (ATD), International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI), and Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)).  Students are invited to apply for this fellowship. It is expected that reward recipients will need to meet this criteria:

    • be in good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the MHRD program
    • receive recommendations by two faculty, and
    • preferred but not required, provide an acceptance letter to present at an approved conference
    • preference will be given to students who are not receiving other financial assistance e.g., tuition reimbursement

    Students will need to apply by November 15 for the spring Semester and March 15 for the summer or fall semester. Fellowship award recipients will be announced in December and April as appropriate. Awards will be applied in the next semester.

    HRD Student Development Funds

    Development funds are available for students in the MHRD program. These funds would be distributed via Financial Aid. Approximately $900 is available annually. To encourage completion of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), $300 will be awarded to help defray the CPT application cost for second year MHRD students. Three awards of $300 will be provided annually. The three award winners will be selected by the faculty by December 1. Awards will be distributed for the spring semester.

    Student award criteria are as follows:

    • be in good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the MHRD program and have completed four or more MHRD courses,
    • a GPA of 3.5 or better,
    • A GS-2 Form must be on file and validated by the Graduate School,
    • meet the ISPI’s CPT eligibility requirements,
    • provide a draft of the completed CPT application, and
    • submit the application to be considered for HRD Student Development funds by November 15.

    College of Education Travel Grants

    Graduate students in the College of Education can receive travel grants of $200 in state and $350 out of state to present at a conference. For more information, please access: http://www.clemson.edu/education/academics/students/index.html

    MHRD Program Changes

    ISPI’s CPT an Alternative for the MHRD Comprehensive Exam

    Clemson’s MHRD program was recently benchmarked against the professional standards of the ISPI. The first year curriculum was revised to align with ISPI standards. The second year’s curriculum will be updated over the next two years. Consistent with the MHRD’s focus on ISPI standards, second year students are encouraged to apply for ISPI’s Certified Performance Technologist. Achievement of the CPT will provide graduates with an objective, peer reviewed certification that is internationally recognized.

    Clemson has negotiated a significantly reduced rate of $595 for MHRD students (normal cost is $1,195 for non ISI members). The application cost is the student’s responsibility. Students who successfully complete the CPT application, would fulfill the Comprehensive Exam criteria and receive a grade of pass.

    Many of the projects from MHRD courses may be suitable to submit to fulfill CPT requirements. Second year students would need to review their portfolio of projects and determine by December of 2016 (or the seventh course for those following a nonstandard sequence) whether they intend to pursue the CPT alternative to the comprehensive exam. Students would work on their application for the CPT during the spring and summer semesters of their second year in HRD 8250 Organizational Performance Improvement and HRD 8970 Applied Research and Development.

    A special webinar will be offered each fall which will describe the CPT process. For more information on the CPT access: https://www.ispi.org/ISPI/Credentials/CPT_Certification/Apply_for_CPT/ISPI/Credentials/CRT_Cert/Apply_for_CPT.aspx?hkey=ec23ab7e-41ac-488b-b8ff-a38136844512

    Re-sequence of Second Year Curriculum
    For second year students, the following course sequence will be in effect for 2017.

    • MHRD 8250 Organizational Performance Improvement, offered in the spring and
    • MHRD 8970 Applied Research and Development, offered in the summer.

    The purpose of this change is to enable students to plan and design an organizational development project during the spring semester and implement it during the summer semester. Additionally, students who choose to work on their application for the CPT (Certified Performance Technologist) will be provided support for this process during these two classes.

    ISPI Memberships

    Limited Number of Free Student Membership and Discounted Membership Rates

    National Memberships

    Clemson purchased a Corporate Membership for ISPI for MHRD program in 2016. There are three complimentary memberships that were included with the Clemson’s membership. These memberships are available to current MHRD students who plan to attend and/or present at the ISPI conference in April 30-May 2, 2017 in Montreal, Canada or a regional chapter session. Students will be expected to provide a summary of what they learned and/or presented at the conference/ chapter and deliver a brief presentation to faculty and co-hort members. http://www.ispi.org/ISPI/Conference/Annual_Conference/Annual_Conference/Program.aspx?hkey=efd56919-915f-4e21-b47f-047ff6fabf0f

    To receive one of the three complimentary membership, students need to email to Dr. Sims (cmsims@clemson.edu) with ISPI Complimentary Membership in the subject line. Indicate whether you plan to present at a conference or chapter or attend the annual conference. Memberships will be distributed first come first serve.

    Current MHRD students also have the opportunity to join ISPI at the discounted rate of $160 (normally $195 Gold Level).

    Chapter Membership

    Presently there is no ISPI chapter in South Carolina. The closest chapters are in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. After reaching out to the virtual chapters we were invited to join the Tennessee chapter. There is no costs associated with being a member of this chapter at not costs. Information about the virtual chapter is attached: http://www.ispi-tn.org. We look forward to your participation.

  • Faculty

    Charlotte ChaseCharlotte Chase, Ph.D.
    Charlotte Chase, Ph.D. has a breadth of experience in organizational development, performance management, and training. She has worked in financial services, automotive suppliers, and telecommunications in the metropolitan Detroit area until moving to Arizona to establish a franchise operation in the print and marketing business. Additionally, she has taught training and performance improvement, organizational leadership, and dissertation research courses in seven online universities. She currently works for four online universities and recently served a year and half term as Interim Director of Certification for the International Society for Performance Improvement where she managed the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) process. She has been a CPT since 2003. Her professional memberships include ISPI and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE); her term as Treasurer of the Board begins in November, 2016. She has made frequent and consistent presentations at each of these association’s annual conferences. Chase resides in north central Arizona and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading in her spare time.

    Jon ChristiansenJon Christiansen, Ph.D.
    Jon Christiansen is the Chief Intelligence Officer & Principal of Sparks Research, a full service marketing research and business intelligence firm based in the upstate of South Carolina. Jon’s company works with a variety of clients in 14 different industries, notably consumer banking, energy services, health insurance, telecommunications, and higher education. Noteworthy clients include: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Atmos Energy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and Windstream Communications. As a consultant in the field of higher education for more than a decade, Jon’s research expertise has informed critical decisions for colleges and universities, having consulted for more than 40 clients across the United States and Canada. Jon holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Clemson University as well as a certificate in Computational Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Jon has taught HRD courses in Research Concepts and Skills, Knowledge Management for Improved Performance, and Applied Research and Development. In concert with his teaching efforts, he is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-HCP). Jon is published in trade journals and academic journals, notably Quirk’s Marketing Research Review and The Leadership Quarterly, and has presented additional research at noteworthy academic and professional conferences: Academy of Management, the American Educational Research Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, the National Academic Advising Association, and the Noel-Levitz National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention.

    Scott FrasardScott R. Frasard, Ph.D.
    Scott has been an adult educator for more than two decades. He has worked in government, academic and corporate organizations, in local, national and international settings. Presently, Scott is the Sr. Director of Contact Center Training at Harte Hanks and also provides consulting work to organizations seeking to better their measurement evaluation strategies and processes. A published author, Scott holds a Ph.D. in adult education and a master of education with an emphasis in organizational development, both from the University of Georgia as well as a second master’s degree in evaluation and statistics from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Scott conducts applied research in the areas of alternative methods of evaluation training and cultural/contextual impacts on training and post-course survey ratings. He has presented papers at several national and international conferences such as The Academy of Human Resource Development, Adult Education Research Conference, and The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations. He serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness and reviews manuscript submissions for journals and conferences such as The Academy of Management and The American Evaluation Association. Frasard is an adult educator of 21 years, a scholar-practitioner, and consultant. His research explores alternative teacher effectiveness evaluation methods in multicultural and multinational contexts and teacher characteristic influences on learning outcomes. He is currently editing a book entitled, Handbook of Research on Training Evaluation in the Modern Workforce, showcasing exemplar evaluation works from multiple industries worldwide, to be published in 2017 by IGI Global.

    Phillip McGeePhilip McGee
    For 17 years, McGee was involved in the design and implementation of instructional and organizational systems within education, government, industry and business through his company, Instructional Designs Inc. In addition to the work he performed through Instructional Designs Inc., he also served as the Doctor of Business Administration Regional program director for the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, and as an adjunct professor of HRD for Webster University. McGee also pioneered the use of the Internet for training through his website, Free-Training.com, that provides free safety training to over two million users a month worldwide.

    Cynthia SimsCynthia M. Sims, Ph.D.
    Cynthia Sims is a practitioner scholar of human resource development. She has extensive expertise in learning leadership and strategy, operations, instructional design and distance learning, learning management systems, organizational development and human resources from working at a U.S. Fortune 100 company and winner of Training Magazine’s Top 125 award. Sims also worked at an international consulting firm. She recently joined Clemson after completing her doctorate in organizational leadership. Her research interest includes leadership as a gendered process, entrepreneurial leadership and the function of identity within the authentic leadership framework. She is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), ATD, SHRM, and ISPI where she frequently presents her research.

    Adjunct Faculty
    Being an online program, we are not limited to faculty who live near Clemson University. For this reason, we have assembled a national faculty of distinguished practitioner-scholars. Each is considered a leader in the HRD field, with many years of experience. This experience brings an added dimension to the program, ensuring that students not only learn the theory and concepts related to HRD, but how that knowledge is most effectively applied in the workplace.

  • Alumni Resources

    For MHRD alumni news, MHRD social media, MHRD graduate testimonials, job listings, job resources and MHRD-related meetings and conferences, please see our MHRD Alumni Resources Page.

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