William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR is the President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and a Professor in the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including over 80 books.
Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, Dr. Rothwell had 20 years of work experience as a Training Director and HR professional in government and in business. He has also worked as a consultant for more than 40 multinational corporations--including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012, he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award and is inducted as the 2013 CPLP Fellow Program Honoree. His recent books include Becoming An Effective Mentoring Leader: Proven Strategies for Building Excellence in Your Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2013), Talent Management: A Step-by-Step Action-Oriented Approach Based on Best Practice (HRD Press, 2012), the edited three-volume Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management (Wiley/Pfeiffer, 2012), Lean But Agile: Rethink Workforce Planning and Gain a True Competitive Advantage (AMACOM, 2012), Invaluable Knowledge: Securing Your Company’s Technical Expertise-Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent, Transferring Technical Knowledge, Engaging High Performers (AMACOM, 2011), Competency-Based Training Basics (ASTD Press, 2010), Effective Succession Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within, 4th ed. (AMACOM, 2010), Practicing Organization Development, 3rd ed. (Pfeiffer, 2009), The Manager’s Guide to Maximizing Employee Potential: Quick and Easy Ways to Build Talent Every Day (AMACOM, 2009), Basics of Adult Learning (ASTD, 2009), HR Transformation (Davies-Black, 2008) and Working Longer (AMACOM, 2008).
Dr. Rothwell can be reached by email at info@RothwellAndAssociates.com or by phone at 1-855-4-Rothwell.
Aileen G. Zaballero, MS, CPLP
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and a dual title Ph.D. candidate of Workforce Education and Development (WFED) and Comparative International Education (CIED) at The Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) since 2009. She specializes in the areas of Human Resource Development (HRD), Organization Development (OD), Team Dynamics, and Performance Consulting. Aileen’s research includes the exploration of global leadership competencies within diverse cultural settings and the developmental perspectives as they apply to human learning. In addition, she is investigating a collaborative decision-making process among diverse healthcare professionals with the intent to support executive leadership development programs. Aileen has recently published three chapters in Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society. In addition, she was a co-editor/chapter co-author for The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management: Volume II and is currently developing a model for succession planning intelligence (SPQ) due to be published by spring of 2014. Aileen worked as a facilitator/trainer for Penn State, Repario, Corporate Training Pros, and Adventure Associates. Clients include: Aristocrat, Bayer, Bank of America, City of Las Vegas, Colgate-Palmolive, DaVita, Dupine, Dunn and Bradstreet, Liz Claiborne, and Profilian Development Resources Ltd.
Jong Gyu Park, MBA
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and a Ph.D. candidate of Workforce Education and Development (WFED) program at The Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in the areas of Human Resource Management (HRM), Human Resource Development (HRD), Organization Development (OD), and Performance Consulting. Prior to working at Rothwell & Associates, Jong Gyu was a management consultant at Deloitte and Talent & Rewards Group of Towers Watson where he managed and administered some of the largest HR consulting initiatives. He earned both his BA in Business Administration and MBA at the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea. Jong Gyu is also a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Business Administration with emphasis on Management & Organization at SKKU School of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Bora Kwon, MS
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and a Ph.D. candidate of Workforce Education and Development (WFED) program at The Pennsylvania State University. She specializes in the areas of Change Management, Organizational Culture, and Compensation and Benefit (C&B). Prior to working at Rothwell & Associates, she was a management consultant and compensation specialist at Talent & Rewards Group of Towers Watson where she supported and administered various projects including employee engagement, assessment center, recruiting and selection, total rewards survey and employee assistance program (EAP).
Maureen Connelly Jones, MS
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and a Ph.D. candidate of Workforce Education and Development (WFED) program at The Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Organization Development (OD) and Human Resource Development (HRD). Her background includes project management, talent management, recruitment, professional development, and leadership development within the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She currently holds a faculty position in higher education that encompassed talent assessment among other educational functions. Maureen's past work includes competency development and needs assessments that helped organizations focus their goals and provide evidenced based outcomes. Her research interests includes upper echelon leadership competencies, succession planning, talent assessment and management to assist organizations to recruit, develop and maintain the best talent. Maureen is currently examining leadership competencies of healthcare CEOs when leading through crisis in an effort to identify competencies that will assist board search committees and external search firms to identify best-fit candidates. Maureen published a chapter in the recently published book: Talent Management: A Step by Step Action Oriented Guide Based on Best Practices and is currently developing a model for succession planning intelligence (SPQ) due to be published by spring of 2014.
Steven M. Welch, MS
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates specializing in Talent Management, Succession Planning, Competency Modeling, and Performance Consulting. Steve is a Ph.D. candidate in Workforce Education & Development with an emphasis on Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organization Development (OD) at The Pennsylvania State
University. His research includes effective leadership competencies in the private and public sectors. In addition, he is investigating delivery of effective online leadership development training competencies to support online leader and leadership development programs. Steve has recently published on the difference between Training and Organization Development, Leadership Competencies in the public sector, and presented at national conferences on the best practices of federal human recourse management, organizational diagnosis on the retention and satisfaction of employees in the private sector, and perception and preferences of online training delivery. Steve works as an Adjunct Professor teaching classes on Strategic Human Resource Development, Behavioral Analysis of Organizations, and Business Competencies. He has 20 years of experience in growing businesses in the Mid –Atlantic region through team building, strategic management, and employee development.
Chad (Chungil) Chae, MS
, is a Consultant of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and Ph.D. candidate of Workforce Education and Development (WFED) program at The Pennsylvania State University. His background includes: project management, associate product manager, market researcher, and a consultant specializing in training and development. Chad’s work experience has been in the medical device industry and Human Resource Development (HRD) consulting. He specializes in the area of team dynamics, learning intervention, evaluation process, and human performance technology. As an information technology (IT) focused associate, Chad takes the role of Rothwell & Associate’s internal IT consultant for data analysis, data visualization, system integration, and audits.