Victoria J. Marsick

DarleneRMember of the Academy of Human Resource Development Foundation Board

Department of Organization & Leadership
Columbia University
207 Zankel
New York, NY 10027
212-678-3754 | marsick@tc.columbia.edu

Dr. Victoria J. Marsick is Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership and Co-Director J.M. Huber Institute at Columbia University. Victoria J. Marsick is Professor of Adult Learning & Leadership at Columbia University, Teachers College. She holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.P.A. in International Public Administration from Syracuse University. She worked extensively in Asia and other countries with not-profit organizations, and directed staff development and training at UNICEF, prior to joining the faculty at Teachers College. Victoria co-directs (with Martha A. Gephart) the J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations, is a founding member of Partners for Learning and Leadership, and is faculty and coach in the Cahn Fellows Program at Teachers College for distinguished public school principals.

Dr. Marsick chaired the American Society for Training and Development Research Committee and has served on the board of AHRD. She was inducted into the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the HRD Scholar of the Year.

Victoria has written extensively on informal learning, action learning, team learning and organizational learning culture, often in collaboration with Judy O’Neil and Karen Watkins. Some of her publications include: Understanding action learning (with Judy O’Neil, 2007), Making learning count! Diagnosing the learning culture in organizations (with Karen Watkins, 2003), Advances in Developing Human Resources, 5(2).

Why I Give
I give because our field has very few sources of funding for research- and our junior scholars greatly need such funding to conduct the scholarship we need to advance practice in HRD. As Chair of the ASTD Research Committee, I worked to advance our scholarship and publication outlets and saw first hand the difference even small sums of money can make in launching a strong research initiative. I give because this organization has been a significant partner in my own growth and development, and the foundation enables me to give back to the Academy.


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