Dr. Richard Herling

Assistant Professor
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.

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-735 Field Problem:Training & HRD
  • TRHRD-740 Leading the Learning Function

Work Experience

Academic: P-12

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

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

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)
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources (2009 - 2011)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Americas conference proceedings (2010)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Americas conference proceedings (2009)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Americas conference proceedings (2008)
  • Reviewer, Journal: Human Resource Development Quarterly (April 2007 - 2008)
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources (2001 - 2003)

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

    UW-Stout

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

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

Professional

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