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Darlene Russ-Eft Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, USA

Darlene Russ-Eft, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Adult and Higher Education, College of  Education, Oregon State University (OSU).  She received her BA from the College of Wooster in psychology and her MA and PhD from University of Michigan in cognitive psychology.  She worked for international training companies as director of research before joining OSU, where she teaches doctoral and master’s courses to senior leaders and practitioners.  Her research focuses on issues related to leadership development and HRD program evaluation.  Her most recent book is titled Managing Social Science Research (2017, Wiley).  She is past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD); past board member of the American Evaluation Association; and past editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly.  In her previous role with international training companies and as a director for the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpiR), she has undertaken several studies examining global competencies related to HRD.  She has received several awards for her research, including the Times Mirror Editor of the Year Award, the ASTD (now ATD) Research Article Award, and the AHRD Scholar Award.  She was also inducted into the AHRD Hall of Fame.