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OPWL Industry Advisory Board

The OPWL department partners with industry leaders to gain insight into workplace needs and trends and to offer the latest in instructional design, e-learning and performance improvement for the 21st century training and development professional.

Currently a group of 10 leaders from the industrial, government, and academic sectors are serving on the OPWL Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

OPWL Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson




Assistant Director/Clinical Professor
LEAD program, Boise State University

I have been fortunate to spend my career working in Organizational Development roles across various industries (Manufacturing, Finance, IT, Healthcare). Currently working at Ascension Health, supporting the transformation of its business model. I am an OPWL graduate, living in Boise with my wife, and we have two grown children.

Kathleen Langdon

Kathleen Whiteside

OPWL IAB Assistant Chair


Performance International

Accomplished, semi-retired consultant skilled in the analysis needed to identify performance problems. Based on analysis, prepares strategic solutions or organizations. Successful projects completed in defense, insurance, high tech, utilities and manufacturing. Specializing in the Language of Work ™ to reorganize departments and organizations and develop integrated HR Strategies.

Holly Burkett

Holly Burkett



Evaluation Works

Holly Burkett, PhD, CPT, SPHR is an accomplished consultant, coach, and change leader who is passionate about helping organizations grow resilient, sustainable performance capabilities. An Associate of the ROI Institute and a certified Stakeholder Centered Coach, she is an experienced business advisor to organizations like Apple and the NSA. Within ISPI, she was PIJ Editor for six years, contributed cases for HPT handbooks, earned the 2017 Award of Excellence for her book, “Learning for the Long Run, and was recognized as a Distinguished Dissertation recipient. As a designer, she wrote the curriculum for the HPT course in Drexel University’s HRD graduate studies program and also serves as adjunct faculty.

Scott Casad

Scott Casad



Program Manager, Talent Management

Scott Casad, CPT, PhD is a retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer with more than 20-years of leadership in the talent and learning field. His experiences range from instructional design to performance consulting to enterprise talent management. Scott holds a Doctorate from Old Dominion University in organizational learning and development.

Camille Dickson-DeaneCamille Dickson-Deane




Senior Lecturer – Higher Education Learning Design
University of Technology, Sydney

Dr. Camille Dickson-Deane is a Senior Lecturer Higher Education at the University of Technology, Sydney Australia.  She is a scholar-practitioner who demonstrates her expertise through design-research-evaluate iterative cycles. She researches online learning environments where pedagogical usability can affect designs and the individual differences which influence the designs and the interpretation of such in learning spaces need defining and elaborating. Dr. Dickson-Deane serves on two Q1 editorial boards Educational Technology Research and Development and Journal of Computing in Higher Education as well as serving in leadership positions with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). Most recently she was selected as one of the 2022 panelists to represent Australia on EDUCAUSE’s Horizon Report.

Shelley Gable

Shelley Gable



Director of Multimedia and Learning
WellBiz Brands

I’ve spent much of my career as an instructional strategist, leading the development of large-scale curricula and evaluating their business results. In recent leadership roles, I’ve had the opportunity to launch new, high-performing teams. In my current role, we’re building a new L&D function and working to transform the culture of learning for the company and its franchise brands.

Frank Nguyen

Frank Nguyen



Global Learning Executive

Dr. Frank Nguyen is a learning executive who specializes in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology. He has led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including AIG, Amazon, American Express, Intel and MicroAge and Sears. Frank has published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design and performance support. He is a recipient of the eLearning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards. His work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation and technology have been recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer. Frank has served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild and ISPI.

Clark Quinn




Executive Director

Clark Quinn, Ph.D. provides learning experience design strategy. An award-winning consultant, internationally known speaker, and author of five books, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking & learning with technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance. He works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson



Chief People Officer
Idaho Youth Ranch

Stephen Robertson, Ph.D. is an experienced talent and organizational development leader who is passionate about helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and those around them. Stephen has led full cycle talent development programs at Hewlett Packard and St. Luke’s Health System, and taught leadership courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Boise State University. Stephen has served as advisor on leadership and culture development for non-profit organizations including the Idaho State Bar’s Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and the Idaho Youth Ranch where he also serves on the board of directors and chairperson of its HR and Training and Development Committee.

Monika Tracey

Monica Tracey



Professor, Learning Design and Technology
Wayne State University

Monica W. Tracey is a Professor of Learning Design & Technology at Wayne State University. Her teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including developing designer professional identity, empathic design, designer reflection and designer decision-making. Tracey has worked for over 30 years in design and on numerous projects including designing internationally and across disciplines.