For seventeen 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.
Russ Marion (Clemson University) is author of the books The Edge of Organization (1999) and Leadership in Education (2001); co-editor of the book Complexity Leadership; editor of a special issue of The Leadership Quarterly on leadership and complexity; and author of numerous articles on leadership, including one that was honored in 2001 as best paper of the year by The Leadership Quarterly and the Center for Creative Leadership. Marion has provided research/consultation services on innovation for Lockheed Aeronautics, Bank of America, Stryker Research and a number of hospitals. He co-organized workshops on complexity leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership and at George Washington University. Marion has presented on complexity leadership at the India Institute of Technology, the Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, in workshops on destructing complex movements at the U.S. Department of Defense and in a number of conference venues.
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 while working at a US 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 is a frequently presents her research.