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AUTHOR PROFILE: Earl Harewood | Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University/School of Higher Education
Current Position and Past Experience
Earl Harewood currently lectures for Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University/School of Higher Education. He performs the same role for the Australian Institute of Business/School of Higher Education.

From 2006-2010, Harewood was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Indiana Wesleyan University. During this time, he also served as a Vocational Assessment Counselor at the University of Minnesota and an Organizational Development and Clinical Psychology Intern for the Quality Improvement Team at the Gateway Foundation.

Harewood will be presenting “Research and Teaching Collaborations with Colleagues in Underrepresented Nations” at the Academy of Management conference in August 2012. Additionally, his paper "Anthropology of Leadership: Across the indigenous cultural divides of Armenia, Fuji and Trinidad" was accepted for presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference in Denver out of 550+ submitted proposals.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Harewood earned his MBA in Organizational Change and Development from Regent University in 2003. He earned an MS in Organizational Counseling in 2008 from The Johns Hopkins University and is expected to earn his PhD, focusing on Human Resource Development, in 2012 from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Member of Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association Executive Committee. Will sit on one of the boards for the HETL Review - an internationally respected journal for scholarship in teaching and learning in higher education.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Harewood was part of the volunteered staff at Fortune Society helping former offenders reacclimatize to work and life in New York City. He has also volunteered with The Soup Kitchen in Lower Manhattan, New York providing hot meals to homeless persons as well as participating in various homeless community outreaches in New York City. Harewood served a reviewer for the International Leadership Association International Conference and he mentors and coaches young professionals and students.

STORIES BY: Earl Harewood | Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University/School of Higher Education

How Smaller Institutions Can Succeed in a Commoditized Marketplace

There is no better time in the history of higher education than now. It is a time where smaller higher education institutions can develop their own unique brand within this competitively transforming environment where higher education is treated as a commodity to be sold to the higher bidder. The unknowns…

Measure It, Improve It, Grow It: Higher Education and Corporate Partnerships

How do/should higher education institutions measure success in corporate partnerships? Kogan and Hanney (2000) are quoted in Csizmadia, Enders and Westerheijden (2007) as saying that “quality in higher education, how to enhance it and how to evaluate it, has… been placed high on the contemporary agenda in higher education” (p.…

Shaping Higher Education to Better Suit the Professional Development Market

Rae, Martin, Ancliff and Hannon (2012) conducted a study on behalf of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England to examine enterprise education in 2010. The finding revealed “connections in institutional strategies between enterprise education, incubation/new venture support, graduate employability, innovation and academic enterprise. It reveals ‘hotspots’ and gaps in…

Is Mass-Tailoring the Future of Corporate Programming in Higher Education?

Human beings have some fundamental needs regardless of their station in life, incidence of birth, educational preparedness, culture, socialization, political and other affiliations, psychosocial positioning and so on. All these needs require attention in tailoring learning for a corporate audience. A person has: A need for acceptance; A need for…

When They Partner, Can It Work? Higher Education and Corporate Partnerships

In some circles partnership is considered “a leaky ship” because, more often than not, things always seem to go awry in them. But when I think of a partnership, I think of a marriage, a merger, a business arrangement, joint venture, nations coming together, consortiums and many other kinds of…

Reacting to Change is Vital For Higher Education’s Continued Relevance

Many workplace challenges—and other challenges—we have today will persist as learners are ill-prepared to deal with them. To change this trajectory higher education institutions will have to become more student-friendly and flexible in the way in which they do business, remembering that their number one constituent group is learners who…

Reacting To Change: A 20-Point Plan for Higher Education’s Continued Relevance

How much flexibility exists within higher education institutions to react to change and alter organizational models? In art, primary colors are mixed together to get secondary colors and even secondary colors are combined sometimes experimentally, to see what new colors will develop. Further, artists sometime start out trying to put…

Developing Cross-Cultural Mindedness

Global workers are only able to function in diverse environments if they have developed cross-cultural minded knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Cross-cultural minded KSAs espouses the idea that workers understand the importance of their own cultural heritage, the meaning they ascribe to these narratives and how they use their culture…

Great Leaders Change Results: Learning from the Past to Change the Future of Learning

Globalization is about creating new and exciting learning paradigms given the many ill-defined things globalization presents. It has brought many things to the fore that have lingered for many years but never really getting the attention they needed. And because of the blatant disregard to some of these issues, the…

Open Exchange: Engaging Justly For Global Positioning And Fit

Co-written with Tori-Ann Haywood. It is true that learning can and does take place anywhere, in any space and sometimes in foreign countries, too. This is also becoming more and more prevalent with work assignments, as learners can expect to work locally or as part of a global team or…

Static Instruction Is Just That – Static

Learners have the capacity to learn a myriad of things by the instructional design and instructional strategies but these must be stimulating and engaging, as well. Today’s learners are exposed to many avenues to learn many things from their environment  so they are no longer coming to the learning environment…

Learning Is For Life, Liberty And Happiness

Great nations became great, not only because of the nation’s natural resources or leadership, but because they knew how to leverage learning to create industries, wealth, liberty, parity, and improve the lives of their citizens. The United States is a fine example of this with the establishment of the Land…

Theories Are Just That – Theories

Theories are just that, theories; they guide learning and instructional design but never define learning or instructional design. They can only become operationalized in context since it is only in context that the merits and demerits of the theory can be tested for suitability to elucidate a particular subject matter,…

When Bosses Behave Badly: Workers Must Speak

When leaders “speak badly”; I wonder if the economic and opportunity cost of this kind of behavior is every considered? Kind words can go a long way and it really doesn’t cost that much to use or say them. As a matter of fact, kind words can be motivating and…

Modeling Integrity: Leading Character And Human Resources Development Strategy

As children we learn primarily from the behaviors we see modeled around us. This does not end as we become adults. Not every behavior displayed was consistent for every space or for every circumstance and for the most part we were presented with alternative behaviors as we attended primary school.…

Education For Nation Building: Exporting Standards of Excellence And Standards For Excellence

In a time where globalization is creating all kind of opportunities and challenges around the world it is important for leaders in higher education, government and elsewhere to do something meaningful to safeguard the gains made in developing and underdeveloped nations. Doing nothing places many of these nations on a…

Are Learning Style Inventories Useful In Teaching?

Learning styles inventories are tricky in that they do not give information about the only way individuals learn but provide some base information about the predominant way an individual learns. What that means is that other ways of learning can be enhanced or developed by the environment, brain exercises and…

Fundamental Support Services Every Higher Education Institution Must Have

In addition to creating challenging and congruent learning opportunities, it is important for higher education leaders to create a supportive learning environment to help learners acclimate, connect with others and as well as access well-matched student support services to help them complete their studies. Given this, at minimum supportive services…

Changing Learning Outcomes: Global Strategies for Students’ Retention

In today’s fast paced global environment, teaching and learning can take place at any time and in any space. This is response to the demand for new knowledge, skills and abilities created by the evolutionary economies, sociopolitical undulation and the globalization phenomenon. Thus, that “learners are enrolling for programs en…

Learning At A Distance: Pluses And Minuses Of Distance Education

I think distance education has evolved over the years. It has been researched and refined many times over to the point that it becoming a more acceptable mode of disseminating and blending learning. One thing for certain is that it has gotten better and more acceptable among a larger customer-base.…

A Paradigm Shift: Teaching Adults As Children And Children As Adults

I believe that there are noted differences between andragogy and pedagogy, because they both are shaped entirely by different assumptions about the learner. I make this assertion because the techniques and strategies employed by proponents of both these theories are geared toward promoting learning within a predefined context and targeted…

The New Recruit: Standards For Engagement

One issue that stands out for me is standards for engagement. There are some companies that have gotten it right and others who need to be more intentional in developing congruent standards for engagement. The companies who have gotten it rights seem to know what’s at stake and have may…

Learning In A Lesser Developed Nation: Some Motivational Considerations

Sometimes the things that may motivate one person may have absolutely no motivational value to another. I think the things that tend to motivate citizens of more developed nations, many time, are beyond the basic necessities required to live. The average citizen can access a wealth of information, opportunities, functional…

Overcoming The Engagement Hurdle

It is difficult to say which might be the biggest hurdle in getting stakeholder to engage in their learning in meaningful ways because it may be different from context to context and individual to individual. You see everyone bring everything about them to the learning environment and some of these…

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