Ronald L. Jacobs

RonaldJEx-Officio Member of the Academy of Human Resource Development Foundation Board

Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
The University of Illinois
328 Education Building
Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-1436 | rljacobs@illinois.edu

Dr. Ronald L. Jacobs is Professor of human resource development and Director of International Programs at the University of Illinois. Author or co-author of 6 books, over 100 articles, and numerous book chapters, Ron’s scholarly interests include formal learning in the work setting, employee competence, and adapting HRD practices to the societal level. Ron is particularly known for his research and development work on structured on-the-job training (S-OJT), a training approach he first introduced to the HRD literature in 1987.  He currently serves as President of the Academy of Human Resource Development [2014-2015].  He was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2013.  He is professor emeritus at the Ohio State University.

Why I Give
I give because AHRD represents my primary professional community.  Supporting the AHRD Foundation is an investment in the future of both AHRD as an organization and the HRD field.  A strong, engaged AHRD Foundation supports the scholarship necessary to advance the field.  Most members today cannot remember a time when AHRD did not exist.  In fact, AHRD is a precious resource that benefits all of us, and it needs and deserves our support, both financial and non-financial.


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