The online courses in the Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Occupational Safety and Health are taught by leading Penn State faculty who have extensive experience teaching in online educational environments and real-world work experience.
Eric J. Bergstrom
Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, Penn State
M.Ed., Training and Development, Penn State
B.S., Human Resources Management, Penn State
Dr. Eric J. Bergstrom has taught undergraduate credit and noncredit business management courses, as well as graduate training and development and organizational development courses. He has facilitated leadership development programs for organizations across a variety of industries focused on strategic planning processes, continuous improvement processes, human resource development, and organization development. His practical and research interests include individual career development, leadership competency modeling and development, human resource development, and organizational process improvement. Learn more about Dr. Bergstrom.
Wesley E. Donahue
Ph.D., Workforce Education, Penn State
M.B.A., Clarion University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Penn State
Dr. Wesley E. Donahue is the coordinator of the online Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change and an instructor of related courses and programs. He is an experienced researcher, developer, and leadership consultant. He has extensive manufacturing, engineering, sales, and management experience, having started and operated businesses for more than 30 years. Dr. Donahue is a registered Professional Engineer, six-sigma black belt, and author of a host of education and training materials. Learn more about Dr. Donahue.
Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota
M.Ed., Industrial Technology, Bowling Green State University
B.S., Industrial Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. David Passmore is Distinguished Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development academic program at Penn State. He teaches graduate courses in data analysis, needs assessment for industrial trainers, and research methods. Learn more about Dr. Passmore.
Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A.B.A., Business, Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL (now the University of Illinois at Springfield)
M.A., English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A., English, Illinois State University, Bloomington
Dr. William J. Rothwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow, is professor of workplace learning and performance in the Workforce Education and Development Program, part of the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, on the Penn State University Park campus. As one of the founders of the MPS in ODC program, he had many years of experience in OD before becoming a faculty member in 1993. His research interests center around organization development, talent management, and succession planning. He is the author of 110 books and more than 200 articles. Learn more about Dr. Rothwell.