Faculty - Organization Development and Change Operational Excellence (Graduate Certificate)

The online courses in the Organization Development and Change Operational Excellence Graduate Certificate are taught by leading Penn State faculty who have extensive experience teaching in online educational environments and real-world work experience.

Eric J. Bergstrom

Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, Penn State
M.Ed., Training and Development, Penn State
B.S., Human Resources Management, Penn State

Dr. Eric J. Bergstrom has taught undergraduate credit and noncredit business management courses, as well as graduate training and development and organizational development courses. He has facilitated leadership development programs for organizations across a variety of industries focused on strategic planning processes, continuous improvement processes, human resource development, and organization development. His practical and research interests include individual career development, leadership competency modeling and development, human resource development, and organizational process improvement.

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Taesung Kim

Ph.D., Workforce Education and Developments, Penn State
M.S., Human Resource Development, Yonsei University
B.S., Education, Yonsei University

Dr. Taesung Kim is an instructor of organization development and change. He has extensive experience in the HR field, including tenure with KPMG as a director in Learning and Development Center. His research area includes organization development and change, strategic HRD, organizational behavior, and professional ethics.

Jennifer L. Myers

Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development (OD/HRD), Penn State
M.S., Criminal Justice, Boston University
B.S., Occupational Education, Human Services, Wayland Baptist University

Dr. Jennifer L. Myers is a practitioner in the field of HRD/OD in the public sector. She has also served as an instructor for the Professional Personnel Development Center at Penn State. Her current research interests are employee engagement, organization development, process improvement, and data analysis. Dr. Myers is the author of multiple publications focused on organization development, employee engagement, and health care. Her most recent publication (2017) is Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD Practitioner.

William Rothwell

Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A.B.A., Business, Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL (now the University of Illinois at Springfield)
M.A., English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A., English, Illinois State University, Bloomington

Dr. William J. Rothwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow, is professor of workplace learning and performance in the Workforce Education and Development Program, part of the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, on the Penn State University Park campus. As one of the founders of the MPS in ODC program, he had many years of experience in OD before becoming a faculty member in 1993. His research interests center around organization development, talent management, and succession planning. He is the author of 110 books and more than 200 articles.

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Jeffrey L. Spearly

Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, Penn State
M.S., Vocational Industrial Education, Penn State
B.S., Accounting, Penn State

Dr. Jeffrey L. Spearly is senior director of Learning and Development for Penn State Executive Programs, and a senior instructor in the Smeal College of Business. He is responsible for all aspects of Penn State Executive Programs' world-renowned programs, including client development, client needs assessments, and program design, delivery, and evaluation. Dr. Spearly works with clients to design learning and performance processes that address OD needs, issues, and challenges facing their organization.