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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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

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
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-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

This instructor has taught:
MPHR-700 Workplace Ethics

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

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

Eric Olesen

This instructor has taught:
MPHR-725 Human Capital Analytics

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