Dr. William J. Rothwell

  William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell and Associates, Inc. He is also a Professor of Learning and Performance in the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. In that capacity, he heads up a top-ranked graduate program in learning and performance. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including 127 books. Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had 20 years of work experience as a Training and Organization Development Director in government and in business. As a consultant he has worked with over 50 multinational corporations.

 

His recent books include Organization Development (OD) Interventions: Executing Effective Organizational Change (2021, in press), Winning the Talent Wars Through Neurodiversity (Francis and Taylor, 2021 in press), Virtual Coaching to Improve Group Relationships: Process Consultation Reimagined (2020, in press), the Essential HR Guide for Small Business and Startups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020), Increasing Learning & Development’s Impact through Accreditation: How to Drive-Up Training Quality, Employee Satisfaction, and ROI in Workplace Learning and Development(Palgrave, 2020),  Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Improving Human Performance, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018), Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation (CRC Press, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD practitioner (CRC Press, 2017), Community College Leaders on Workforce Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), Organization Development in Practice (ODNetwork, 2016), Mastering the Instructional Design Process, 5th ed. (Wiley, 2016), Practicing Organization Development, 4th ed. (Wiley, 2015), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (AMACOM, 2015), The Competency Toolkit, 2 vols., 2nd ed. (HRD Press, 2015), Beyond Training and Development, 3rd ed. (HRD Press, 2015), The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (McGraw-Hill, 2015), Organization Development Fundamentals (ATD, 2015).

He can be reached by email at WJRothwell@yahoo.com or by phone at 814-863-2581. He is at 310B Keller Building,University Park, PA 16803.