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Jamie Callahan

Jamie Callahan, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor
Program Director of Human Resource Development
3401 Market St.
Room 374

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Adult Education and Organization Development
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management


Ed.D., George Washington University
M.A.L.S., Georgetown University
B.S., United States Air Force (USAF) Academy

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult learning
  • Training and development
  • Organization development
  • Leadership development
  • Critical Human Resource Development

Research Interests:

  • Leadership
  • Sociological explorations of emotions occurring in organizational contexts
  • Contextual issues confronting organizations, such as organizational learning, organizational culture, and communities of practice

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Clinical Professor
  • Texas A&M University, Department of Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
    Assistant and Associate Professor (Tenured)
  • Virginia Tech, Department of Human Development, Adult Learning, & Human Resource Development
    Assistant Professor
  • USAF


  • Claus, V. A., Sandlin, J. R., & Callahan, J. L. (2013). An examination of women in leadership positions (for profit and non-profit) within the European Union. Human Resource Development International, 16(3), 330-345.
  • Callahan, J. L. (2013). ‘Space, the final frontier’? Social movements as non-traditional organizing spaces for applying HRD. Human Resource Development International, 16(3), 298-312.
  • Hlavin, J. & Callahan, J. L. (2013).  Specialization Training Programs for Physician Assistants: Symbolic Violence in the Medical Field? Health Sociology Review, 22(2), 200-209.
  • Kim, J. & Callahan, J. L. (2013). Finding the intersection of the learning organization and learning transfer: The significance of leadership. European Journal of Training & Development, 37(2), 183-200.
  • Callahan, J. L. (2012). Managing the emotions of leadership: To have, to create….to manipulate? Invited book chapter for M. Lee (Ed.) HRD as WE know it: Speeches that have shaped and developed the field of HRD, pp. 234-246. New York: Routledge Publishers.    
  • Collins, J. C. & Callahan, J. L. (2012).  Risky business: Gay identity disclosure in a masculinized industry. Human Resource Development International, 15(4), 455-470.
  • Callahan, J.L. (2011). Incivility as an instrument of oppression: Exploring the role of power in constructions of civility. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13(1), 10-21.
  • Kissack, H. C., & Callahan, J. L. (2010). The reciprocal influence of organizational culture and training and development programs:  Building the case for a culture analysis within program planning Journal of European Industrial Training, 34(4), 365-380.
  • Callahan, J. L. (2009). Manifestations of power and control: Training as the catalyst for scandal at the United States Air Force Academy. Violence against Women, 15(10), 1149-1168.
  • Sandlin, J. A., & Callahan, J. L. (2009). Deviance, dissonance, and détournement: Culture jammers’ use of emotion in consumer resistance. Journal of Consumer Culture, 9(1), 79-115.
  • Callahan, J. L., & Sandlin, J. A. (2007). The tyranny of technology? A case study of the social arena of online course development. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 21(3/4), 5-15.
  • Callahan, J. L., & Tomaszewski, L. (2007). Navigating the good ol’ boys club: Women, marginality, and communities of practice in a military non-profit organization. Studies in Continuing Education, 29(3), 259-276.
  • Callahan, J. L., Whitener, J. K., & Sandlin, J. A. (2007). The art of creating leaders: Popular culture artifacts as pathways for development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9(2), 146-165.
  • Cardin, L., & Callahan, J. L. (2007). Creating leaders or loyalists: Conflicting identities in a leadership development programme. Human Resource Development International, 10(2), 169-186. (AHRD Monica Lee Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award.)
  • Callahan, J. L. (2006) Gendered emotion management and perceptions of affective culture in a military nonprofit organization. Advancing Women in Leadership, 21