Human Resource Development

Rochell McWhorter

Rochell McWhorter

Title: Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Human Resource Development
Department: Human Resource Development
Building: COB 315.15
Phone: 903.566.7330


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.Ed., The University of Texas at Tyler
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Tyler


Rochell McWhorter is currently an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Human Resource Development in the Soules College of Business 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. She utilizes various techniques in the classroom such as visual social media, infographics, digital badges, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence; and, she is a champion of service-learning.


Teaching and Research Interests
  • Scenario Planning as the Development of Leadership Capability and Capacity 
  • Virtual Human Resource Development 
  • Virtual Scenario Planning
  • Service-Learning

Curriculum Vita