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Oliver S. Crocco, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

290 Charles E. Coates Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: olivercrocco@lsu.edu

Phone: (225) 578-5751

 

Biographical Summary

Dr. Oliver “Ozzie” Crocco is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University (LSU). He is also the Program Coordinator of the Learning Experience Design and Innovation Bachelor of Science degree program. Previously, Dr. Crocco was a Lecturer of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Lecturer and Head of International Campus Life at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. During four years living and working in Thailand, Dr. Crocco collaboratively developed a certificate program in organizational development offered to community-based organization workers in Myanmar and along the Thai-Myanmar border. Dr. Crocco’s research focuses on leadership and human resource development (HRD) in Southeast Asia, adult development, learning experience design, and enhancing global mindset in university and work contexts. His recent book publication, Developing Human Resources in Southeast Asia, explores the dynamic regional HRD ecosystem in Southeast Asia. He currently serves as a Board Member on the Academy of Human Resource Development Board of Directors and on the editorial boards of Human Resource Development Review, Advances in Developing Human Resources, and Industrial and Commercial Training.

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Theology, Whitworth University, 2008

Master's Degree: Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University, 2012

EdD: Human and Organizational Learning, The George Washington University, 2018

Selected Publications

Crocco, O. S. (2021). Developing human resources in Southeast Asia: A holistic framework for the ASEAN Community. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79697-6 

Crocco, O. S., & Grenier, R. S. (2021). Not all those who wander are lost: Critically reflective research for a new HRD landscape. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 23(1), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422320973425

Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L., & Tkachenko, O. (2021). Vietnam and regional human resource development in ASEAN. In H. T. Tran, T. T. Phuong, H. T. M. Van, & G. N. McLean (Eds.), Human resource development in Vietnam: Research and practice. Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51533-1_4 

Crocco, O. S., & Tkachenko, O. (2020). Regional human resource development: The case of Southeast Asia and ASEAN. [Published online ahead of print.] Human Resource Development International. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1858261

Cseh, M., & Crocco, O. S. (2020). Globalizing HRD academic practice: Developing a global mindset for teaching and research. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 22(1), 51- 71. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422319886288

Crocco, O. S. (2020). Getting the first academic job. In K. Townsend, M. N. K. Saunders, R. Loudoun, & E. Morrison (Eds.), How to keep your doctorate on track (pp. 410-419). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788975636.00064

Wu, Y., & Crocco, O. S. (2019). Critical reflection in leadership development. Industrial and Commercial Training, 51(7/8), 409-420. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-03-2019-0022

Cseh, M., Crocco, O. S., & Safarli, C. (2019). Teaching for globalization: Implications for knowledge management in organizations. In M. Fedeli & L Bierema (Eds.), Connecting adult learning and knowledge management (pp. 105-118). Switzerland: Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29872-2_6

Crocco, O. S. (2018). Thai higher education: Privatization and massification. In G. Fry (Ed.), Education in Thailand: An old elephant in search of a new mahout (pp. 223-255). New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7857-6_9

Crocco, O. S., Cseh, M., & Hemmapattawe, D. (2017). Corporate universities and corporation- university partnerships in Thailand: Complementing education in learning, leadership, and change. Journal of International and Comparative Education, 6(1), 17-31. https://doi.org/10.14425/JICE.2017.6.1.1732

Crocco, O. S., & Bunwirat, N. (2014). English in ASEAN: Key effects. International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, 22(2), 22-27. 

Selected Conference Papers

Tkachenko, T., Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L. A., & Jonathan, V. (2021). Regional human resource development: A critical realist case study. [Refereed Full Paper] Academy of Human Resource Development 28th International Research Conference in the Americas. Online.

McLean, G. N., Nguyen, L. A., Crocco, O. S., & Van, H. (2021). Human resource development in Vietnam: A panel discussion on contextualization. [Non-Refereed Panel Session] Academy of Human Resource Development 28th International Research Conference in the Americas. Online.

Crocco, O. S. (2020). Educating the Southeast Asian workforce: Higher education in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. [Refereed Full Paper] Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas. February 25-29, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Crocco, O. S., & Bachman, J. (2020). Mixed methods research in human resource development: Applications, advantages, and potential [Refereed Poster]. Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas. February 25-29, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Crocco, O. S., & Field, A. (2020). Adult development and human resource development: Applications of the subject-object interview [Refereed Poster]. Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas. February 25-29, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L., & Tkachenko, O. (2019). Regional human resource development: ASEAN and Vietnam. [Refereed Full Paper] The 18th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development. November 5-8, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Crocco, O. S., & Gibbons, E. (2019). U.S. military veteran transition to the Thai workforce: The role of human resource development. [Refereed Working Paper] The 18th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development. November 5-8, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Crocco, O. S., & Cseh, M. (2019). Learning, development, and change in a community-based enterprise in Myanmar: Implications for human resource development. [Refereed Full Paper] Academy of Human Resource Development 26th International Research Conference in the Americas. February 13-16, Louisville, KY, USA.

Cseh, M. Bartlett, K., Crocco, O. S., McLean, G., Russ-Eft, D., & Wang, J. (2019). Preparing HRD professionals for the global workplace: A holistic learning and development approach. [Non-Refereed Panel Session] Academy of Human Resource Development 26th International Research Conference in the Americas. February 13-16, Louisville, KY, USA. 

Current Research Areas

  • Human Resource Development in Southeast Asia and ASEAN
  • Enhancing cultural competence in university and work contexts
  • Adult development
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Learning and organization development and change (ODC) in community-based organizations

Curriculum Vitae