Posted by on August 3, 2015

Professor Laura Bierema

For our first in a series of podcasts Laurence interviewed Professor Laura Bierema
Laura Lee Bierema is Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of  Georgia  Prior to joining UGA, Dr. Bierema was Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University where she also worked in faculty development in the College of Human Medicine. Before her career in academia, Dr. Bierema held a variety of human resources management and executive positions in the automotive industry with AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell). Dr Bierema has published over 40 articles that have appeared in both research and professional publications. Dr. Bierema’s books include:


*Women’s Career Development across the Lifespan: Insights and Strategies for Women, Organizations, and Adult Educators
*Philosophy and Practice of Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change
*Critical Issues in Human Resource Development
*Implementing a Critical Approach to Organization Development
*Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
*An Introduction to Organization Development

Among her many honors Dr. Bierema is a Cyril O. Houle Scholar in Adult and Continuing Education and Lilly Fellow. She is the recipient of the Richard A. Swanson Excellence in Research Award, four Academy of Human Resource Development’s “Cutting Edge” Awards, for one of the 10 best papers presented at the annual conference, the Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2009, winner of the University of Georgia, 2012 College of Education Russell H. Yeany, Jr. Research Award,

We discussed a range of adult learning topics from what makes adult learning a special field, some of the leading research efforts and the issues related to the older learner.

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