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Human Resource Development and Technology

Rochell  McWhorter

Rochell  McWhorter

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Human Resource Development and Technology
Building: HPR 238
Email: rmcwhorter@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7330

Degrees

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

M.Ed., The University of Texas at Tyler

B.S., The University of Texas at Tyler

Teaching and Research Interests

Scenario Planning as the Development of Leadership Capability and Capacity
Virtual Human Resource Development 
Virtual Scenario Planning

Biography

Rochell McWhorter is currently an Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development at The University of Texas at Tyler. Her long-term research agenda includes the study of scenario planning as the development of leadership capability and capacity within virtual environments for the purpose of preparing organizations for times of uncertainty. Her passion for emerging technologies includes the study of virtual human resource development (VHRD) to discover its implications for research and practice in the field of HRD.

Selected Publications:

  • Fazarro, D.E., & McWhorter, R.R. (2011). Leveraging green computing for increased viability and sustainability. Journal of Technology Studies, 37(2).
  • McWhorter, R. R. (2010). Exploring the emergence of virtual human resource development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(6), 623-631.
  • Mancuso, D. S., Chlup, D. T., & McWhorter, R. R. (2010). Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(6), 681-699.
  • McWhorter, R. R., Lynham. S. A., & Porter, D. E. (2008). Scenario planning as the development of leadership capability and capacity. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10(2), 258-284.
  • McWhorter, R., & Diamond, M. (2007). How organizations work: Taking a holistic approach to enterprise health. Human Resource Development International, 10(2), 233-239.
  • Cowell, C., Hopkins, P. C., McWhorter, R., & Jorden, D. L. (2006). Alternative training models. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 8(4), 460-475.

Selected Presentations:

  • McWhorter, R. R., & Bennett, E. E. (2012). Facilitating transition from higher education to the workforce: A literature review of ePortfolios as virtual human rescource development. Acacdemy of Human Resource Development International Conference, Denver, Colorado. February 29-March 4, 2012. (Abstract)
  • McWhorter, R. R., & Lindhjem, K. A. (2012). Student preceptions of a virtual learning environment for nanotechnology safety training. Acacdemy of Human Resource Development International Conference, Denver, Colorado. February 29-March 4, 2012. (Research Roundtable)
  • Chermack, T. J., Lynham, S. A., Lincoln, Y. S., & McWhorter, R. R. (2011). Toward a social constructivist theory of scenario planning. Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference, Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois. February 23-26, 2011. This paper received a Cutting Edge Award.
  • McWhorter, R. R., & Bennett, E. E. (2011). Virtual HRD, technology and distance learning: A discussion of future trends in HRD practice and research. Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference, Schaumburg, Illinois, February 23-26, 2011.
  • McWhorter, R. R., Bennett, E. E., & Mancuso, D. S. (2010). Virtual Human Resource Development. American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October, 24-29, 2010.

 

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