Laura L. Bierema

LauraBMember of the Academy of Human Resource Development Foundation Board

Department of Lifelong Education, Administration & Policy
The University of Georgia
405 River's Crossing
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-6174 |

Dr. Laura L. Bierema is Professor of Human Resource and Organizational Development & Associate Dean, The University of Georgia. Author or co-author of 5 books, over 40 articles, and numerous book chapters, Laura’s scholarly interests include adult and organizational learning, critical HRD, women’s development, career development, coaching, and leadership. She was named Scholar of the Year by the Academy of Human Resource Development; awarded the Richard Swanson Research Excellence Award; received multiple AHRD “Cutting Edge”Awards; selected for The UGA College of Education Russell Yeaney Research Award; and received the Highly Commended Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Laura attended the 1993 meeting where AHRD was founded at ASTD in Atlanta and has been an active member ever since, serving on the board twice, most recently as Vice President of Research.

Why I Give
I have enjoyed the collegiality, support, leadership opportunities, and scholarly community of AHRD for over 20 years. It is a privilege and a duty to give back to the community that has given me so much. It is also a responsibility and honor to support scholars in their career development. As the foundation grows we will be able to fund doctoral student and emerging faculty research and awards. As a recipient of similar professional development opportunities and recognition, I understand how important it is to make them available for others. Contributing to the AHRD Foundation is investing in the future of the field, and I do it with pride. Developing strong scholars and academic programs is an excellent return on investment!

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