Faculty Directory

We recognize that the reputation of the Organizational and Professional Development rests on the quality of our faculty. We employ high-caliber instructors to teach within the Organizational and Professional Development. Below are our faculty members.

Faculty:

Bruce Barnard

Ms Kelly Best

Dr. Thomas R. Hawkins

Dr. R. Lance Hogan

Diana Wyatt

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Bruce Barnard

Bruce BarnardMr. Barnard received a Master of Science degree in Technology, has a graduate certificate in Work Performance Improvement and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational and Professional Developmentfrom Eastern Illinois University.

He has over 30 years administrative and program development experience working in addictions, mental health, homelessness, and community corrections. Mr. Barnard previously served as the Director of Adult Recovery Services at the Mental Health Center of Champaign County and Associate Director for Champaign and Ford Counties at Prairie Center Health Systems. He presently works with organizations as a consultant focusing on strategic planning, organization development, performance improvement, and training systems.

OPD Courses:
OPD 4820 Change Strategies in Organizations
OPD 4860 Facilitating Learning and Project Groups 
OPD 4870 Coaching and Mentoring for Critical Thinking in the Workplace
OPD 4880 Productive Work Teams
OPD 4890 Accelerated Learning and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kelly Best

 

Kelly Best is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Masters degree in Business Administration and B.S. in Career and Technical Education. She is currently attending the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana pursuing a PhD in Human Resource Development. The HRD program specializes in individual and organizational performance within the framework of learning and development in the workplace. Before coming to Eastern, Kelly was the training manager for a software company in Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.

 

OPD Courses:
OPD 3020 Principles of Organizational and Professional Development
OPD 4830 Organizational Perspectives: Past, Present, and Future
OPD 4840 Training Program Development

 

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Dr. Thomas R. Hawkins

Thomas HawkinsDr. Thomas R. Hawkins completed his doctoral program in educational and organizational leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has completed Master of Arts degree programs at Harvard University and Indiana University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Hawkins is a certified facilitator for the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), LIFO, and is certified in E-Learning by the American Society for Training and Development. In 2003 he completed the certification program of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He has also participated in CTI's Leadership program.

Dr. Hawkins has over 30 years of experience as an educator, trainer, and consultant. He is the author of 18 books and several articles in the area of adult learning, leadership, group facilitation, and spirituality. He has worked with a wide range of organizations including the United Way of Effingham County, Mental Heath Center of Champaign County, the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Tarble Arts Center, the Columbia University Teacher's College AEGIS program, and the Illinois Municipal Treasurers' Institute.

OPD Courses:
OPD 4800 Strategies and Processes of Teaching and Training 
OPD 4815 Conflict in Organizations
OPD 4830 Organizational Perspectives: Past, Present and Future
OPD 4870 Coaching and Mentoring for Critical Thinking in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

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Dr. R. Lance Hogan

Lance HoganDr. Hogan is an Assistant Professor in the Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University. Hogan holds a PhD from Southern Illinois University, a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration specializing in Production/Operations Management from Southeast Missouri State University. 

Dr. Hogan has supplemented his educational development with work experience in support of companies including Federal Mogul (Production Supervisor), MOCAP, Inc. (Production Manager), DMS, Inc. (Operations Manager), and most recently as a Senior Manager for Return on Training Consulting Group. Lance has experience in the implementation of ISO/QS 9000 and has a strong background in quality management principles with an emphasis in human resource development. Research interests include topics such as: training and development, quality management, improvements through human performance, training transfer, self-directed teams, and ISO/QS 9000.

OPD Courses:
OPD 4825 Ethical Behavior in Organizations
OPD 4830 Organizational Perspectives: Past, Present and Future
OPD 4835 Supervision in Organizations
OPD 4840 Training Program Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Luke Steinke 

Dr. Luke Steinke is an Associate Professor in the Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University and currently coordinates the Organizational and Professional Development program at EIU. Dr. Steinke holds a PhD in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, a Master's degree in Training, Development, and Performance Improvement and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Michigan University, and AAS from Moraine Park Technical College. He also is a certified Develop A Curriculum (DACUM) facilitator and is certified in E-Learning and Analyzing Human Performance by the American Society for Training and Development.

Dr. Steinke has over 10 years of experience as an educator, trainer, and consultant. He is the author of several articles and presentations in the area of occupational training analysis and design, mentoring, learning styles, and measuring instructor and program quality. Additionally, Luke has served as a leader within Career and Technical Education as the board of directors and executive committee member with the Association for Career and Technical Education.

 

OPD Courses:
OPD 4840 – Training Program Development
OPD 4855 – Web-Based Training and Instruction
OPD 4430 – Research in Organizations

 

 

 

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Dr. Diana Wyatt

Dr. Diana WyattDiana Wyatt is an Assistant Professor in the Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University.  She completed her PhD at Capella University, majoring in Education with a Certificate of Online Instruction. Wyatt is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Masters of Science degree in Technology and B.S. in Career and Organizational Studies. In addition, she holds a Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor Certification.

Diana has over 25 years in education including positions as a college administrator, a career counselor, business instructor, and trainer. Her passion lies in individual, career, professional and workforce development. Wyatt is an advocate for the development of career and professional portfolios and promotes all manners of professional development activities.

OPD Courses:
OPD 1000 Portfolio Development
OPD 4810 Principles of Career Development
OPD 4830 Organizational Perspectives: Past, Present and Future
OPD 4835 Supervision in Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

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