Ronald L. Jacobs, Ph.D. – University of Illinois (USA)
Understanding Knowledge Work: New Challenge for Schools and Organizations
Ronald L. Jacobs, Ph.D. is professor of human resource development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ron has written over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and has authored or edited six books that address a range of topics in human resource and workforce development. In 1994, Ron received the instructional technology research award from the American Society for Training and Development. In 1995, the Academy of Human Resource Development honored Ron for his scholarly contributions to the human resource development field. From 1998-2001, Ron served as editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly. In 2013, Ron was inducted in the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame for his scholarly contributions to workplace learning and performance. Since 1980, Ron has been responsible for the graduate training of over 300 HRD professionals. More than 30 of his Ph.D. graduates now teach HRD and HRM-related subjects in universities globally. Ron has been an invited professor at numerous international universities, including the University of Utrecht, National Taiwan Normal University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Huazhong University in Wuhan, China. Ron has extensive consulting experience in global organizations and government agencies. Ron’s work on structured on-the-job training (S-OJT) has influenced national policy makers in Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia.