Shahron  Williams van Rooij Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Shahron Williams van Rooij

Associate Professor
George Mason University

Dr. Williams van Rooij is Associate Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She also has more than 20 years experience in industry. She is co-editor of the book "Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective." Her first solo-authored book, "The Business Side of Learning Design and Technologies, " is available now.


I have a passion for Learning and Development fueled by more than 20 years of corporate experience that included management positions in learning technology solution development, software marketing, and market research in the financial and advertising industries. I hold a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and a minor in Software Systems Engineering from George mason University. I also hold a doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Quantitative Methods from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the Project Management professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Since transitioning to academia in 2007, I have published numerous articles in leading Learning and Development journals, contributed volumes and case books, and speak regularly at conferences and symposia.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research interests include workplace learning and development, project management, e-learning, and open source software for teaching and learning,

Personal Interests

    In my spare time, I am an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer. Both my home and my campus office are decorated with my photography. I've also won prizes for my photos at exhibitions sponsored by the Photographic Society of America.



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Catch Shahron Williams van Rooij at e-Learn Las Vegas 2018

By: Shahron Williams van Rooij
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Education

Dr. Williams van Rooij will be conducting the workshop e-Learning Project Management: Adding Value to Your Marketability at E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning on October 15, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

C-suite Views

By: Shahron Williams van Rooij
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

How does the C-suite view the role of the Learning and Development professional? Many of the ideas in The Business Side of Learning Design and Technologies will be examined through the lens of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in the Federal sector when Dr. Williams van Rooij discussed the management of the L&D operation in George Mason University's Executive and Professional Education program Chief Learning Officer Federal Government in spring 2018.