Dr. Richard Herling

Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 263 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-5423
Email: herlingr@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Experienced employee training/development specialist and career management coach.

Teaching Interests: Training and development of the organization's leadership and workforce.

Research Interests: Development of workplace expertise. The contingent workforce.

Class Schedule

Spring 2015

Course Days Time Location
TRHRD-740 W 17:00 - 19:50 MICH185
TRHRD-740 Online
SMGT-340 Online
TRHRD-731 Online
INMGT-400 TWR 09:00 - 15:00 MICH292

Education

    • BS Industrial Technology Education
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI,
    • MBA New Venture Management
      University of St. Thomas
      St. Paul, MN,
    • Graduate studies Adult Vocational Education
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI,
    • Ph D Human Resource Development
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN,

Courses Taught

  • INMGT-400 Organizational Leadership
  • SMGT-340 Org Behavior & Sustainability
  • TRHRD-730 Systematic Training Design
  • TRHRD-731 Systematic Training Evaluation
  • TRHRD-735 Field Problem:Training & HRD
  • TRHRD-740 Leading the Learning Function

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Pittsburg State University
        Assistant Professor
        August 2008 - July 2013
      • Indiana
        Visiting Assistant Professor
        2007 - 2008
      • Winona State University
        Fixed-Term Assistant Professor
        January 2007 - May 2007
      • Winona State University
        Adjutant Instructor
        June 2006 - January 2007
      • University of Minnesota
        Adjutant Instructor
        January 1997 - June 2002

    Industry

      • United Building Centers
        Manager of Training and Employee Development
        February 2003 - October 2006
      • Consulting Psychologists, Inc.
        Staff Consultant-Employee Training & Development
        August 2000 - November 2001
      • Metsys Engineering Incorporated
        Senior Training Consultant, Business Unit Manager, and Training Project Coordinator
        September 1992 - August 2000
      • FSI International
        Product/Project/Design Engineer
        August 1984 - September 1992

    Academic - P-12

      • Rice Lake Public Schools
        Sr. High School Instructor
        August 1972 - June 1984

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • et al., Herling, R., Swanson, R. A., & Holton III, E. F. (2009). Operational definitions of expertise and competence. Foundationas of human resource development (2nd), 257-267, San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Communications, Inc. .
    • Herling, R., & Chermack, T. J. (2003). Bounded rationality and the implications for HRD. Examining Decision Making in Individuals and Organizations: Advances in Developing Human Resources , 5(4), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
    • et al., Herling, R., & Holton III, E. F. The Nature of Human Expertise . Foundations of Human Resource Development , San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Communications, Inc. .
    • Herling, R., et al., Herling, R., & Provo, J. (2000). Knowledge, competence, and expertise in organizations. Strategic Perspectives on Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise: Advances in Developing Human Resources (5), San Francisco, CA: Berret-Koehler Communications, Inc. .
    • Herling, R., Herling, R., & Provo, J. (2000). Operational definitions of expertise and competence. Strategic Perspectives on Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise: Advances in Developing Human Resources (5), San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Communications, Inc..

    Conference Proceeding

    • Herling, R., & Chermack, T. J. (2008). Employee perceptions of intended and unintended work experience outcomes in the on-the-job development of work expertise. , 2008 International Research Conference in the Americas.
    • Herling, R., & Kuchinke, K. P. (2000). An examination of the role of failure in the development of workplace expertise. , Baton Rouge, LA: 2000 AHRD conference proceedings.
    • Herling, R., & Torraco, R. J. (1998). Expertise: The development of an operational definition for human resource development. , Baton Rouge, LA: 1998 AHRD conference proceedings.
    • Herling, R. (1998). Training today’s packaging workers and supervisors: An intelligent approach. , Oakdale, IL: Plant Tech'98 conference proceedings.

    Dissertation

    • Herling, R. (Unpublished). Employee perceptions of intended and unintended work experience outcomes in the on-the-job development of work expertise (Dissertation). .

    Case Study

    • Herling, R., & et al. (2000). Case study research: Defined for application in the field of HRD. , St. Paul, University of Minnesota: Human Resource Development Research Center.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Herling, R. (September 17, 2013). Career Path Development Strategy for Professional and Management Workers. 3rd Training Symposium - Professional Training in Developing Human Capital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • Herling, R. (November 14, 2012). Summary of Research on Affects of Diversity Initiatives in the Workplace. Southeast Corner SHRM Chapter Meeting , Pittsburg, KS.

    Workshop

    • Herling, R. (September 17, 2013). Designing a Structured OJT Program for Developing Professionals. 3rd Training Symposium - Professional Training in Developing Human Capital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Paper

    • Herling, R. (2008). . AHRD Annual Conference, Panama City, FL.
    • Herling, R. (2000). An examination of the role of failure in the development of workplace expertise. AHRD Annual Conference, Raleigh-Durham, NC.
    • Herling, R. (1998). The development of an operational definition for human resource development. . AHRD Annual Conference, Oak Brook, IL.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Abu Dhabi Police, HR Dept. (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
      (April 2012 - September 2012)
    • AL-OMAR Manpower Services (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
      (April 2012 - August 2012)
    • Employee Training and Development
      (2001 - 2003)

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Conference

    • Americas conference proceedings (2013 - Present)
    • Americas conference proceedings (2010)
    • Americas conference proceedings (2009)
    • Americas conference proceedings (2008)

    Editorial Board Member

    • Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources (2009 - 2011)
    • Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources (2001 - 2003)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Human Resource Development Quarterly (April 2007 - 2008)

Professional Memberships

  • Southeast Kansas Corner SHRM Chapter
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Academy of Human Resource Development

Service

    Department / School

    • Council Member, Graduate Faculty Council (2009 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Academy of Human Resource Development (2009 - 2012)

    College

    • Group Member, Canvas Beta Test Group (2011 - Present)
    • Representative, College of Technology (2010 - Present)
    • Representative, College of Technology Dean and Chairs Council (2011 - 2012)
    • Representative, College of Technology (2011 - 2012)
    • Proctor , TWL Master Degrees comprehensive exams (2008 - 2011)

    University

      Pittsburg State University

      • Committee Member, College of Technology Excellence in Teaching Award Committee (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Protection of Human Research Subjects (2011 - Present)
      • Committee Chair, Search (2010 - Present)
      • Committee Member, TWL Department Curriculum Committee (2010 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, Student-Directed Human Resource Development Club (2008 - Present)
      • Assisting Representative/Recruiter, PSU Gratuate and Continuing Studies (2009 - 2012)
      • Committee Member, Faculty Sentate Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Subcommittee (2009 - 2010)

      UW Stout

      • Evaluator/Reviewer, PSU Distinguished Thesis Award (2010 - 2011)

    Professional

    • Board of Directors, South Kansas Corner (2010 - Present)