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David Irving Severson

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • B.S. (Electrical Engineering), Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • M.B.A. (Organizational Behavior), University of Wisconsin
  • Ed.M. (Human Development and Psychology), Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ed.D. (Teaching and Learning), Harvard Graduate School of Education

Scholarly Interests

  • Adult learning and development in the workplace;
  • work-process improvement additionally informed by theories of adult learning and development;
  • qualitative research methods; leadership for change;
  • leadership development informed by theories of adult learning and development;
  • reflective practice in service to professional development;
  • management for adult development.

Selected Publications

Severson, D. I. (2006) Learning how to learn from each other: The educational possibilities of a company work improvement team. Doctoral dissertation. Cambridge, MA; Harvard Graduate School of Education.

ORLD 6903: Qualitative Rsch Mthd-Adult Ed

ORLD 6918: Adv Sem:Research in Adult Educ