Shirley Caruso
Shirley
J.
Caruso
Ed.D.
HRD Program Liaison
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
773-938-6348
Expertise
Adult learning theories, consulting, marketing, instructional design, computer utilization, computer-based training, elearning, group dynamics.
Courses Taught
HRD 300 Principles and Practices in HRD
HRD 310 Instructional Techniques and Technology
HRD 313D Career and Life Planning: Political Savvy in the Workplace
HRD 315 Computer Utilization in HRD
HRD 321 Designing Instruction in HRD
HRD 325 WIP: Communication in HRD
HRD 415 Seminar in HRD
HRD 416 Practicum in HRD
Research Interests
Informal learning in the workplace
Education

Ed.D., Technology & Leadership, Boyer Graduate School of Education, William Howard Taft University 

M.A. Human Resource Development, Northeastern Illinois University

B.A. University Without Walls, Northeastern

Background

Shirley J. Caruso earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northeastern Illinois University. As an undergraduate, Shirley earned her Bachelor of Arts in the University Without Walls non-traditional degree program. The program incorporated many Human Resource Development (HRD) courses and helped Shirley reinforce her practical experiences in the field of HRD with theories and skills needed in today’s competitive workplace. Shirley continued her studies at Northeastern and earned a Master of Arts in HRD.

Upon graduating, she put her new talent into action by teaching as an adjunct professor in Northeastern’s HRD program, and opening WISE Training and Development Consultants (www.wisetraining.weebly.com), a Chicago-based Human Resource Development consultancy company that specializes in the design and development of customized training programs. Shirley also launched a website and is chief editor of www.EAdultEducation.org, a site that provides information on adult learning theories and research in relation to practice in the field of HRD.  Shirley has written over 200 articles on the implications of adult learning theories.

Shirley’s professional background includes over 15 years of experience in the practice of HRD.  She currently puts the HRD theories she writes about into practice by developing talented employees to help clients achieve real competitive advantages, designing and delivering highly effective training and development programs that enable participants to enhance their individual performance, supporting the learning goals of students by focusing on student learning outcomes, considering the needs and abilities of the students, becoming familiar with academic and social support, making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences, maintaining the academic integrity of Northeastern, and working in collaboration with faculty of all ranks and disciplines to promote educational innovation and the improvement of student learning.

Shirley also holds a variety of training and development affiliations and awards.  She is a member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (CCASTD) and Northeastern's HRD Student Association (https://www.facebook.com/groups/113122995372320/). She chaired the local site committee for the Midwest Research-to-Practice 2009 Conference in Adult, Continuing, Extension and Community Education and authored a paper entitled "Integrating Informal Workplace Learning Into The Workflow Through The Development Of Performance Support Tools" (http://wisetraining.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/8/5/11852861/integrating.pdf)  published in the Midwest Research-to-Practice 2009 Conference Proceedings.  In 2010, she received an Award of Merit in Recognition of Outstanding Research from Northeastern’s 18th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium.  In 2009, she was a Deb Colky Workplace Learning and Performance Award finalist and received Outstanding Service to the Community, Outstanding Piece of Academic Work, and Overall Integration of Conceptual and Experiential Competencies Awards from NEIU.   Shirley has also been recognized by Northeastern for her valuable contributions to the Graduate College Seminar Series.

In January 2014, Shirley was awarded a Ed.D scholarship from The Boyer Graduate School of Education at William Howard Taft University. She anticipates completion of her doctoral degree in May 2016.

University Center of Lake County
1200 University Center Drive
Main Campus LWH 2061
Grayslake, IL 60030-2614
United States

773-938-6348
Office Hours
Office Hours Summer 2015: By appointment on the main campus and the University Center Lake County.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Betsie Frank
Betsie
Frank
M.A.
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
(773) 442-5534
Courses Taught
HRD 202 Career and Life Planning I
HRD 301 Adult Teaching/Learning Process
HRD 320 Dynamics of Working with Groups and Individuals
HRD 325 WIP: Communication in HRD
HRD 329 Internship and Seminar in HRD
HRD 403 Presentation and Facilitation Strategies for HRD
HRD 405 Needs and Task Analysis in HRD
HRD 411 Consulting in HRD
HRD 415 Seminar in HRD
HRD 416 Practicum in HRD
HRD 418F Topical Seminar: Group Dynamics in HRD
Research Interests
How to foster lifelong learning attitudes while cultivating interpersonal, functional and cognitive skills that will add value to the changing performance needs of organizations. What will empower students globally to obtain and sustain rewarding Human Resource Development careers?
Education

M.A. Human Resource Development, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

B.A. Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Room LWH 3016
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

(773) 442-5534
Office Hours
Summer 2015 Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
El Centro
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Russell Wartalski
Russell
Wartalski
Assistant Professor
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
(773) 442-5504
Expertise
Adult learning theory, adult learners in formal and informal contexts, group dynamics, organizational communication, organization development, and career development.
Courses Taught
HRD 401: The Adult Learner I
HRD 329: Internship & Seminar in Human Resource Development
HRD 325: WIP - Communication in Human Resource Development
HRD 320: Dynamics of Working with Groups and Individuals
HRD 313: Political Savvy in the Workplace
HRD 310: Instructional Techniques and Technology
HRD 301: Adult Teaching/Learning Process
HRD 300: Principles and Practices of Human Resource Development
HRD 202: Career and Life Planning I
UWW 303: Independent Study - Various Topics
Research Interests
Adult learners in formal and informal learning contexts, training and development, organization development, curriculum development, leadership development, first-generation learners, and leadership in post-secondary contexts.
Education

Ed.D., Northern Illinois University 

LWH 4018
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5504
Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County