Bridget N. O'Connor New York University, USA
Bridget N. O'Connor, is Professor of Higher Education and Business Education. She is particularly interested in adult learners and in the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace.
Professor O'Connor has published dozens of articles in Journal of Education for Business, Informing Science, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, and NABTE Review. She has also authored or coauthored numerous yearbook chapters for the NBEA Yearbook.
With colleagues from Australia and England, Professor O'Connor is an editor of the just-released Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning. She is also the co-author of several books, most recently Learning at Work: How to Support Individual and Organizational Learning (HRD Press. 2007), Training for Organizations 2nd edition (Cincinnati: South-Western Educational Publishing Co., 2002), and End-user Information Systems: Implementing Individual and Work Group Technologies 2nd edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002). These books are supplemented with CD-ROM and Web-based instructor's manuals.
She has been a leader in a variety of professional associations, including the SIG Workplace Learning of AERA, which she chaired in 2000-2001; the American Society for Training and Development; and the Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA). In addition to being its journal editor, she has been OSRA's president, chaired its two national curriculum projects, and served as vice president for publications.