Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Associate Professor Lisa Giacumo will be a summer fellow at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute as part of the Office of Naval Research’s Summer Faculty Research Program.
The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute develops multidisciplinary, student-centered, Human Relations education, training, and research to effectively train the next generation of military human resources experts with a focus on preventing problematic behaviors and developing people-centered leadership.
Giacumo has a master’s of science in curriculum development and instructional technology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Ph.D. in educational technology from Arizona State University.
She has worked internationally as an instructional designer, trainer, and manager for businesses, universities, nonprofits, and non-government organizations. Her focus on strategic innovations in learning and development as well as improving organizational systems led her to consult for mid-sized to large businesses across the globe, to improve learning and development functions, strategies, and organizational performance.
Giacumo joined the College of Engineering in the fall of 2015 when she became a faculty member of the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning department. She currently leads the Marginalized and Cross-Cultural Research and Design Learning Tech Group that leads organizational performance improvement and workplace learning research centered around social responsibility, equity, and inclusion.
She was recently awarded the Exceptional Service Award from the Association of Educational Communication and Technology’s Culture, Technology and Learning division at their annual conference in November.
Giacumo’s research focuses on the use of instructional design and digital tools for marginalized populations, global workplace learning, e-learning, and performance improvement. Her fellowship will begin prior to her two-semester sabbatical in which she plans to write a practical textbook about a unique and culturally-responsive approach to performance-based education and training analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
-By Jamie Fink