After attending Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate degree in public relations, Elizabeth Lazzaro began a career working in undergraduate admissions for both Mercer University and Savannah College of Art and Design.
My goal as an instructor is to pass on my expertise in human resource and organization development, program evaluation, research methods, and leading change. My research is focused on uncovering and testing the mechanisms by which individuals learn and develop from other’s expertise and experiences at work; it is helpful to transfer these mechanisms into teaching in the classroom and helping my students to flourish in this field.
A variety of methods including surveys, social network analysis, quasi-experiments, interviews, and observations help to better understand the processes and methods of individual learning in organizational settings. I teach these methods to my students.
Aside from my career as a professor, I have participated in research projects like optimization of laboratory learning supported by National Science Foundation and young global leadership development supported by the Ministry of Labor. I have consulted for corporations such as Hyundai Motors, POSCO, and Samsung. Additionally, I sit on the reviewer’s panel of the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development International, Public Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource, and Journal of Workplace Learning.
- DPhil Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A. Human Resources & Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota