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Awards / Honors

School of Education professor recognized with lifetime achievement award

Jerry W. Gilley, professor in the School of Education, was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award as the Outstanding Human Resource Development Scholar 2008 by the Academy of Human Resource Development, or AHRD.

Scholarly productivity, influence

The award, presented in February during the AHRD annual conference, is given to an outstanding human resource development scholar who has demonstrated a continuing record of scholarly productivity and influence in the profession. Candidates for the award are nominated by another active member of AHRD.

Gilley, who chairs the Organizational Performance and Change program, was nominated based on his substantial contributions to human resource development. His contributions include co-authoring over 50 publications, original research and theoretical contributions, 48 book chapters and 8 referred conference papers.

Authored 20 books

Gilley has also authored 20 books including core texts that are currently being used in graduate human resource development programs throughout the United States. Gilley has contributed editorial leadership to several books written by other human resource development scholars as well.

He has worked with over 50 organizations, committees and groups at five different Universities including Iowa State University, Western Michigan University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Central Arkansas, in addition to Colorado State.

Gilley's efforts behind initial AHRD research grants

The first series of research grants awarded to AHRD members and emerging scholars wishing to find funding for their research projects was initiated thanks to Gilley’s efforts. These grants have supported the development of important research agendas for individuals towards the start of their careers.


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