Faculty & Staff
Karen Wilson Scott, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Department Chair & Professor of Human Resource Development
Phone: (208)282-4519 - Office: 617 Garrison Hall, Pocatello Mail Stop 8081
Phone: (208)282-7967 - Office: 322 Tingey Administrative Building, Idaho Falls Mail Stop 8150
Bio - Karen Wilson Scott serves as Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance in the College of Education at Idaho State University. Dr. Scott combines 28 years of organizational learning, decision-analysis, and program planning in industry with her teaching in higher education. Her expertise is in adult teaching and learning, focusing on learner-centered teaching and self-directed learning. She serves as emeritus editor of The Qualitative Report and as a reviewer on other editorial review boards. Her research centers on learner-centered teaching and self-directed learning with an emphasis on congruous autonomy.
David Coffland, Ph.D.
Brenda Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Robin Lindbeck, Ph.D.
Bio - Robin Lindbeck is an assistant professor in the Organization Leadership & Performance program. Dr. Lindbeck brings over 20 years of leadership experience in HRD, leadership, and performance improvement in global and national organizations. Her research focus includes individual and organizational performance improvement, leadership development, and the use of technology to support adult learning.
Robert W. Lion, Ph.D.
Bio - Dr. Lion is an assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance. He is a successful and highly respected visionary leader with significant administration and management experience. Dr. Lion is an outcome oriented, entrepreneurial minded professional with over 10 years of significant hands-on and theoretical work in leadership, management, and organizational development. Dr. Lion is currently a consulting editor with Performance Improvement Quarterly and teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. His current research focuses on individual and organizational performance, and management accountability and decision-making.
Dotty Sammons, Ph.D.
Administrative Assistant I
Office: 625 Garrison Hall, Mail Stop 8081