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UT Tyler HRD Professor Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

March 6, 2013

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Dr. Andrea D. Ellinger has received the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Harold Doty, The University of Texas at Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

Ellinger is a professor of HRD within the UT Tyler Department Human Resource Development and Technology. The award was presented to Ellinger at the 2013 AHRD Conference in Arlington, Va. and recognizes outstanding scholars who have demonstrated a continuing record of scholarly productivity and influence in the profession.

“Dr. Ellinger is an excellent example of the high quality faculty in our HRD program. She is continuously involved with research, publishing, teaching and educating others about the human resource development field,” Doty said.

She holds a Ph.D. in adult education with a functional concentration in human resource and organization development from the University of Georgia.

Before coming to UT Tyler, Ellinger served on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

She has published in more than 30 refereed journal articles and written numerous book chapters. She has also presented her research at conferences around the world.

Among other awards and honors for her research, teaching and service, Ellinger has received the 1998 Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year, the 2009 Emerald Literati Award and the 2003 and 2005 Richard A. Swanson Excellence Award, presented by the AHRD.

Currently, she is editor of the journal, “Human Resource Development Quarterly,” the co-editor of a book series that addresses innovations in adult learning and a member of several editorial boards in the HRD field. 

AHRD is a global organization made up of, governed by and created for the human resource development scholarly community of academics and reflective practitioners. 

The academy was formed to encourage systematic study of HRD theories, processes and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

For more information, visit www.ahrd.org.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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