Introducing Human Resource Development Review’s New Editor!

StorbergWalkerPhotoSept2014We’re pleased to welcome the new Editor of Human Resource Development Review Julia Storberg-Walker of the George Washington University! Dr. Storberg-Walker kindly provided us with some information on her background:

Julia Storberg-Walker is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. After spending 13 years in various roles at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Deloitte Consulting, she earned her PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Since that time she served at North Carolina State University, first as an Assistant then an Associate Professor in NC State’s College of Education.

She’s a recognized scholar of theory building research, and has published and presented globally on theoretical and conceptual development for applied disciplines. She adopts a critical lens and incorporates a variety of qualitative research strategies to her work. She is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Early Career Scholar Award (2011) from the Academy of Human Resource HRDR_72ppiRGB_powerpointDevelopment (AHRD), the Outstanding Extension Service Award Winner (2012) from NC State, and the Global Innovation Award for Excellence-Corporate Category (2013) from the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL). Julia is the current Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development Review, and has served in a variety of academic and professional leadership positions including Senior Vice President of the Academy of Human Resource Development; Faculty Chairperson of NC State’s College of Education, Co-Host of the 2014 Advancing Theories of Women and Leadership Colloquium, and the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group’s Executive Leadership Team.

While at NC State, she brought in over $1 million dollars in funded projects as PI or Co-PI, served on a number of University committees, and consulted with a diverse array of organizations including the Office of Violence Against Women, the JFK School of Special Warfare at Fort Bragg, and North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. Her current research is focused on the intersection between leadership, gender, and social entrepreneurship/social change. She is particularly interested in developing new leadership theories for women, and examining the role of social entrepreneurship on political engagement, sustainability, and enhancing social and economic equality.

Human Resource Development Review is a theory journal for scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. The journal publishes articles that make theoretical contributions to theory development, foundations of Human Resource Development, theory building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature, as well as addressing philosophies of Human Resource Development, historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of the field, and ethical foundations. The September issue of Human Resource Development Review can be read for free for the next 14 days and can be found by clicking here.

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