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Human Resource Development

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  • Shang Li (she/her/hers)

    Shang Li is a doctoral student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, with a concentration in Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also serves as an instructional design assistant at the eLearning Office in the Gies College of Business. Her research interests explore the influence of mobile learning on undergraduates' academic performance, learning motivation, and learning readiness.

    Advisor: Dr. Wenhao David Huang

    Expected Graduation: 2023

    Academic Background

    • Ph.D. student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership in Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • M.S., Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S., Business Administration, East China Normal University

    Linkedln: www.linkedin.com/in/shang(lisa-li-53844541 

  • Bethanie Couri, EdD (She/Her)

    Bethanie Couri is a doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Bethanie's research interest involves the increase millennial turnover rate. 

    Advisor: Dr. Jessica Li

    Expected Date of Graduation: May 2024

    Academic Background:

    MBA | Bradley University

    M.S. in Marketing | Bradley University

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanie-couri-mba-666b25b7/

  • Kristy Krisher, EdD

    Kristy is an online doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development. Her research areas of interest center around Career Development. She has worked in HR for eight years and has recently transitioned to a new role as the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Internship Development at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. 

    She is also a published author of three women's and new adult contemporary fiction novels.

    Academic Background:

    EdD, Student, Organization & Leadership, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

    M.P.A., Public Administration, the University of Illinois at Springfield

    B.A., Psychology, Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y.

    Post-Baccalaurette Certificate, Health Services Administration, Western Illinois University

    SHRM-SCP Senior certified human resources professional

    Expected graduation year: 2023

    Links:

    LinkedIn: Kristy Krisher, MPA, SHRM-SCP - Associate Director for Employer Relations and Internship Development - Monmouth College | LinkedIn 

    Website: https://kristyleeauthor.com