Faculty

Learn from HR Leaders

Faculty members of the Human Resources Management program are accomplished professionals and academics, representing the best in research, thought leadership and business practice.

"The best thing about the Human Resources Management program is the diversity of experience that both students and instructors bring to it," said Chris Ortiz, from the Class of '11. "Courses are challenging and engaging. I learned valuable information in every class."

The diverse staff consists of Fortune 500 experts in the field, international legal experts on workplace laws and regulations, and those with specialized knowledge on a range of human resources topics: human capital management, global HR, diversity and inclusion management, performance programs, change management, compensation and benefits, organizational development, crisis management – to name a few.

"Our faculty drives students to understand human resources management as a catalyst for adding value to businesses and organizations," said Dr. Christopher Metzler, Senior Associate Dean of Applied Management Degrees at The School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University.

Faculty fieldwork and accomplishments include authorships of academic books, white papers and articles, and award-winning thought leadership to help define best-in-class HR practices. Many are also called on as leading consultants of business, executive coaches and presenters at major HR conferences and business seminars throughout the world.

 

Grounded in Ethics and Passion

As part of a Jesuit, student-centered research university, our faculty is dedicated to providing students with a professional education grounded in business ethics and, through human resources management, finding solutions that benefit humankind as well as companies.

"Regardless of their academic and professional backgrounds, all of our faculty members share a common trait – a passion for developing skilled practitioners in the field," Dr. Metzler said.

 

What Students Are Saying About Our World-Class Faculty

"The professors support students beyond the classroom. The faculty is available for advice on situations in the workplace as well as assistance with career decisions. They are truly invested in student success."

- Chandni Patel ('12)


"The high caliber of the professors has contributed significantly to my growth and development as an HR professional. By grounding academics with the real world experiences of the faculty, I've received the best of both worlds. The ability to navigate between the two enhances my skill set and improves my value in my profession."

- Mark Venner ('12)


"You will be trained by world-class faculty on cutting-edge topics in a rapidly evolving field."

- Harkamal Singh (’10)


"The faculty is made up of working professionals in the HR field. Their instruction is always accurate and up-to-date."

- Masharn Austin ('13)


"The ability to have a meaningful dialogue with other knowledgeable HR professionals, including faculty and students – is priceless."

- Miriam Medhanie (’12)

 
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Anne K. Aden
Photo of Anne K. Aden Anne is an organization development consultant who helps her clients become clear about what they want to achieve and generate the energy and commitment to get there. She has worked with Federal, corporate, and small business clients for almost twenty ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-505 Introduction to Organizational Development

Marcelline Babicz
Photo of Marcelline Babicz Marcelline Babicz is an international organization effectiveness practitioner whose global focus and cultural expertise define her practice. Ms. Babicz specializes in multicultural organization change efforts, particularly with organizations that are challenged by the effects of culture, whether from the ethnic ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-502 Research Process and Methodology
MPHR-696 Foundations of HR
MPHR-817 HR in the International Context

Nadine Burnside
Photo of Nadine Burnside Dr. Nadine Burnside is an organizational effectiveness and human resources practitioner. She has over 25 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources and Organizational Development. She has held progressively responsible positions including managing organizational performance, talent management, position ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-801 Managing Complex Systems Change

Rebecca Choi
Photo of Rebecca Choi Becky Choi is the founder of groupforward, LLC, and has been helping organizations and leaders understand and leverage their individual and group dynamics since 1991. Since 2001, groupforward, LLC has been helping organizations build efficient, productive, high performing teams, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-505 Introduction to Organizational Development

Charles Cisney
Charles T. Cisney is an International Human Resources professional with demonstrated expertise and who specializes in international compensation & benefits, crisis management, management and leadership training as well as strategic human resources management.

In his 10 years of professional experience, Charles ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-704 Global Compensation and Benefits

Nicholas Clements
Photo of Nicholas Clements Nicholas Clements is an experienced human capital and organizational effectiveness consultant. He provides consulting services to federal and commercial clients, and offers guidance and support in regard to their talent and organizational dilemmas. Throughout his career, he has supported a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-501 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MPHR-723 Creating and Maintaining High-Performance Organizations
MPHR-805 Consulting Skills in Human Capital
MPHR-817 HR in the International Context

Wanda Cumberlander
Wanda A. Cumberlander is an organizational effectiveness and management consultant. She specializes in change management, transition management, diversity consulting and training, organizational development, strategic planning, leadership development, group facilitation, executive coaching, and career development.

As a manager and as a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-502 Research Process and Methodology
MPHR-809 MPS HR Capstone

John Gill
John W. Gill brings 30-plus years of Human Resource experience, over 20 of which have been at the executive management level with U.S. domestic and international-based parent companies.


John has been with Rolls-Royce plc since 2001. His most recent ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-802 Strategic Thinking in HR

Savaria B. Harris
Photo of Savaria B. Harris Savaria Harris is a business litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a nationally ranked law firm identified by the Wall Street Journal as the world's most valuable firm and by American Lawyer as one of the top ten litigation ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-700 Workplace Ethics

Jian Hua
Photo of Jian Hua Jian Hua is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing, Legal Studies, and Information Systems at the School of Business and Public Administration, the University of the District of Columbia. His research interests include information security and cyber internal ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-723 Creating and Maintaining High-Performance Organizations

Nicole Isaac
Photo of Nicole Isaac Nicole Isaac, a noted legislative strategist, presently serves as a Principal at theGROUP, and manages technology, fiscal and foreign policy clients for the strategic consulting and political intelligence firm. Nicole was previously a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-705 Multinational Business Policy and Geopolitics
MPHR-800 Global Labor and Employment Law

Nicole A. Johnson
Dr. Johnson is the Associate Chief Human Capital Officer for Human Capital Strategic Management at the Department of the Treasury.

In her current role, she leads, conceptualizes and implements human resources strategies at the corporate level designed to build and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-700 Workplace Ethics

Christopher J. Metzler
Photo of Christopher J. Metzler Christopher J. Metzler, PhD is Associate Dean of Human Resources for the Masters of Professional Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was on the faculty at Cornell University’s ILR School where ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-696 Foundations of HR
MPHR-808 Doha Immersion Program

Edgar H. Noumair
Photo of Edgar H. Noumair Edgar Noumair, Ph.D. is a Practitioner Scholar, a subject expert in Higher Education Management, Organizational Behavior and Operations Management. He is currently the CEO of the Noumair Foundation an International Think Tank Entity, and the Millennium Group a Management ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-502 Research Process and Methodology
MPHR-700 Workplace Ethics
MPHR-707 Creating and Sustaining a Climate of Inclusion
MPHR-810 Diversity and Inclusion in the International Context

Eric Olesen
Eric Olesen is a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and leads their Workforce Analytics function. Mr. Olesen has over 15 years in the fields of Applied Statistics and Predictive Analytics in the areas of Human Capital, Quantitative Market Research ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-725 Human Capital Analytics

Sharon Pinnock
Photo of Sharon Pinnock Sukari Pinnock is an Organization Development practitioner, specializing in Team Building, Leadership Development, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Work, and Leadership Coaching. She is also a member of the teaching team for the Masters of Organization Development program at the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-699 Theories of Diversity and Inclusion
MPHR-803 Strategic Diagnosis and Planning in Diversity and Inclusion

John Sigmon
Photo of John Sigmon John Sigmon is a recognized leader and change agent with a track record of dedicated Federal and private sector experience. With more than 25 years of senior leadership experience he has developed a consistent record of successful achievement in complex ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHR-719 Strategic Human Capital Development

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