Phillip Anderson Bishop Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Phillip Anderson Bishop

Professor Emeritus
University of Alabama, UGA, JMU

Phil taught 39 years in Higher Ed., chaired 52 Ph.D.s, published ~ 200 referred papers, gave over 400 presentations and has visited 62 countries. As an athlete, exercise scientist, and teacher he is fascinated with measurement and its application in teaching, research and life. He seeks ways to make Measurement and Evaluation more comprehensible and appealing. This text resulted from his interest, and efforts to help students appreciate and apply practical knowledge of M&E in daily life.

Biography

Phil grew up in the southern USA. Too poor for college, he earned his B.S. at the US Naval Academy. While serving in the Navy he earned his MS Ed. at James Madison University. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Georgia and taught for 32 years at the University of Alabama where he chaired 52 Ph.D.s, published almost 200 referred papers, and gave over 400 professional  presentations. He has traveled to over 60 countries, and spoken in many.

As an athlete, exercise scientist, and teacher he became fascinated with measurement and its application in teaching, research and everyday life. Over his career he continuously sought ways to improve his own measurement and its application. Likewise he constantly looked for ways to make Measurement and Evaluation more comprehensible and appealing to students. This text was the inevitable result of his interests, applications, and efforts to help students develop an appreciation and practical knowledge of this topic, which all of us apply, with varying degrees of skill, every day.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Major lines of Research:
    1) Recovery from training bouts in elite and recreational athletes and people older than 50.
    2) Physiology of Protective Clothing.

    Major accomplishments:
    1) Getting 5 children undergraduate degrees with NO debt,
    2) Popularizing the hazards of suspension trauma in work at heights,
    3) Creating a statistic to allow analysis of INDIVIDUAL responses to experimental treatments, because group means are not always most useful.

    Expertise in Measurement, Thermal Physiology, Suspension Trauma, Recovery from Physical Training, and Teaching.

Personal Interests

    Top personal interests include:
    Traveling the world with my wonderful spouse,
    Nature, all aspects,
    Learning to teach better,
    Reading non-fiction,
    Writing...

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 Featured Title - Measurement and Evaluation in PA 2e: Bishop - 1st Edition book cover