On the meaning of being a scholar of human resource development

Ronald L. Jacobs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The following article is an expanded version of the prepared remarks made by Ronald L. Jacobs at the time of his induction recently in the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Scholar Hall of Fame. Being inducted in the AHRD Scholar Hall of Fame is considered the highest level of recognition for individuals who have made significant and extended contributions to the human resource development field through their research. The induction ceremony is conducted during the Awards Ceremony at the AHRD Annual Conference; at that time, inductees offer brief comments of their own choosing. The remarks made by Jacobs were deemed of sufficient interest to the broader field that he was asked to expand them into the following article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1-E10
JournalHuman Resource Development Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023


  • critical reflection
  • decision making
  • professional development
  • research–practice gap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Dive into the research topics of 'On the meaning of being a scholar of human resource development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this