Brian Vinona, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Human Resource Development Coordinator, MA in HRD Program
Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5595
Courses Taught
HRD 405: Needs and Task Analysis
HRD 400: HRD and the Organization
HRD 300: Principles and Practices of Human Resource Development
Research Interests
Internships, informal learning in the workplace, certifications

Ed.D. Northern Illinois University

M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

Vivona, B., Cloninger, K., & Grief, L. (2022). A qualitative study of the value, organizational supports, and barriers to specialty nursing certification. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, 28.100259

Wolfgram, M., Vivona, B., & Akram, T. (2021). On the intersectional amplification of barriers to college internships: A comparative case study analysis. Harvard Educational Review, 91(4), 457-481.

Iordan, D., Roth, G., Vivona, B. (2020). Becoming a nursing program graduate: Transitions and adaptations by Eastern European immigrant students of a Midwest community college. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 15(1), 72-76.

Miller, J., Vivona, B., & Roth, G. (2017). Work role transitions: Expert nurses to novice preceptors. European Journal of Training and Development, 41(6), 559-574.

Miller, J., Vivona, B. & Roth, G. (2016). Nursing preceptors and meaning making. The Qualitative Report, 21(11), 2014-2032.

Vivona, B.D. (2014). To laugh or not to laugh: Understandings of the appropriateness of Humour and joking in the workplace. European Journal of Humour Research, 2 (1), 1-18.

Vivona, B.D. (2014). Humor functions within crime scene investigations: Group dynamics, stress, and the negotiation of emotions. Police Quarterly, 17(2), 127-149.

Selected Exhibitions

Vivona, B. (2022, March). A qualitative look at the perceived value, barriers, and supports to certification. ABNS Spring Conference. Charleston, SC.

Wolfgram, M., Vang, M., Vivona, B., Arman, L., Deeb, R., Moua, P., Xiong, Y. (2021, July). Pathways learning sessions: Voices from the field. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Learning Week (Virtual).

Vivona, B. (2021, March). A Taste of Success: Higher Education, Spring Career Jump Start. SuccessWorks at the College of Letters and Science. UW-Madison (Virtual panel)

Akram, T., Wolfgram, M., & Vivona, B. (2020, March). On the intersectional amplification of barriers to college internships participation. UW-Madison Center for Educational Research 2020 Poster Fair. Madison, WI (Conference cancelled due to COVID).

Vivona, B.D. (2020, February). Graduate research colloquium panel member. The Academy of Human Resource Development 2020 AHRD International Conference in the Americas. Atlanta, GA.

Vivona, B.D. (2018, February). Theory to Practice: Considering Humor and Adult Education. The Academy of Human Resource Development 2018 AHRD Conference in the Americas. Richmond, VA.

Additional Information

Research grant

2020-Source: Competency and Credentialing Institute Research Foundation Project: A Qualitative Study of the Perceived Value of Nursing Certification

2022-present: Member, Commission of Workforce and Professional Development, AAACE

2020-present: Executive committee, The W Club, University of Wisconsin Letter Winners Association

2019-2025 (Second 3-year term). Board of Directors, American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)

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Office Hours
By appointment
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