CV of Adrienne A. Isakovic, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, HRMP
Adrienne A. Isakovic, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, HRMP PO Box 127788
Abu Dhabi, UAE +971 50 338 4928 firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.adrienneisakovic.com LinkedIn: ae.linkedin.com/in/adiisakovic Twitter: @adiisakovic
Professional Excellence Summary
Currently serve as Professor in the Doctor of Management in Research and Executive MBA
programs at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Currently serve as Lead Faculty Member in the Masters of Human Resource Management
program at Walden University, USA.
Currently serve as Mentor (i.e., Dissertation chair) for 11 DBA students and as Dissertation
Committee member for 10 DBA students at Capella University, USA, and teach Quantitative
Research Methods to DBA students.
Served as Assistant Professor of Human Resources, focusing on teaching undergraduate and
graduate students majoring in HRM through blended learning, supervising a graduate learner
in the dissertation (thesis) process, and active sponsor and supervisor of student
presentations and papers at professional conferences.
The founding Manager tasked with creating HR units in Learning & Development and
Organizational Development in three organizations (to include two academic institutions).
Comprehensive experience in practitioner/managerial roles in Human Resources in the
United Arab Emirates in both private and government organizations, including as Acting
Director and Vice President, Office of Human Resources.
Extensive experience teaching in colleges and universities in the U.S.A., Saudi Arabia,
Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Consultancy experience in the higher education community in the MENA + India region.
Presented and published both in scholarly and practitioner venues.
Extensive university committee, administrative and service activities.
Winner of awards for Research, Global HR Leadership, Teaching Excellence, and University
Authored curriculum for and taught in face-to-face and online formats, including the creation
and development of eLearning modules and videos.
Consistently rated as excellent by both students and training participants (evaluations
available for review).
Conducted corporate training in both private and government sectors on topics including
leadership and management development, performance management, cross-cultural
adjustment, team building, and software packages.
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Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. 2010 (GPA 3.93) Dissertation Title: The academic expatriate in the United Arab Emirates: A new lens through
which to view expatriate sociocultural adjustment Committee: Dr. Mary Forseth Whitman, Chair Dr. Mark Mendenhall, Committee Member Dr. Cyd Strickland, Committee Member
M.S., Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. 2006 (GPA 3.91) M.S. Ed., Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A. 1997 (GPA 3.95) B.A., International Studies, summa cum laude, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, U.S.A. 1995 (GPA 3.92)
Asian Studies Certificate, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, U.S.A. 1995 (GPA 4.0)
Certificate of Completion, Basic Korean Language Course (47 weeks), Defense Language Institute,
Presidio of Monterey, CA, U.S.A. 1988 (GPA 4.0)
Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP), HR Certification Institute
KornFerry/Lominger Leadership Architect 101
KornFerry/Lominger Voices360 Feedback and Coaching
KornFerry/Lominger Interview Architect
Only certified administrator for the Global Competencies Inventory psychometric assessment
in the GCC, which measures global leadership competencies for managing differences and
Honors and Awards
ICDE Prize for Innovation and Best Practice under the theme of Impact for paper (co-authored with Allan McNaught) Supporting Learning Through the Use of Self-Reflection Blogs: A study of the experience of blended learning students in the UAE, Tianjin, China, October 2013
Selected as Best Practice Exemplar at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University for my use of learning reflection blogs with graduate students, Dubai, UAE, February 2013
Global HR Leadership Award, 20th World HRD Congress, Mumbai, India, February 2012
Regional HR Leadership Award, 10th Asia Pacific HRM Congress, Bangalore, India, September 2011
Award of Teaching Excellence, International Language Institute, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, May 2002
Award of Appreciation for Service, International Language Institute, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, May 2002
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Above and Beyond Service Recognition Award, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 2001
Exchange student at Nankai University, Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China, full scholarship from the University of South Florida, 1994.
Outstanding Graduating Senior, Department of Government and International Relations, University of South Florida, 1994.
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (invited as only junior-level student from College of Arts & Sciences), University of South Florida, 1993
Phi Kappa Phi Book Scholarship, 1993
College of Arts & Sciences Faculty/Staff Scholarship, University of South Florida, 1993
Sigma Iota Rho, Honor Society for International Studies, 1993
College of Arts & Sciences Honor Society, 1993
Continual Deans List ranking through undergraduate and graduate studies
Awarded: The road to performance for female expatriate service workers in the UAE. Internal grant, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, 5,000 AED, academic year 2012-2013. Principal Investigator.
Lead Faculty Member, Master in Human Resource Management Program, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. October 2014 present
o Mentor faculty on best practices for engagement and learning with students in the MHRM program
o Teach MHRM6110: Talent Management o Teach MHRM6330: Benefits and Compensation
Professor, Doctor of Research in Management (DRM) and EMBA Program, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2014 present
o Mentor (i.e. Dissertation Chair) for 6 DRM students specializing in HRM topics for research o Creating and teaching the following DRM online class modules:
o Foundations of Management Theory o Organization, Management and Learning Theory o Human Capital Management and Transformation Theory o Organization Culture, Performance and Reward Management o Talent Management Theory and Practice
o Teach EMBA modules on HRM, OB, Leadership, and Change Management
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DBA Mentor and Professor, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. January 2013 present
o Mentor (i.e. Dissertation Chair) for 6 DBA students majoring in Human Resource Management, or Leadership in the DBA program. Dissertations which have been successfully defended include:
o How Does National And Organizational Culture Affect Talent Retention At The Integration Stage Of An International Merger And Acquisition In Asian, European, And North American Regions?
o Marketing Matters: A Quantitative Study On Whether Online Universities' Use Of Different Marketing Messages In Advertising Can Affect Hiring Managers' Perceptions Of Online Degrees
o The Propensity To Pursue Executive Coaching: The Variables Of Self-Efficacy And Transformational Leadership
o Human Resource Office Grievance Procedures: Trust Versus Intent To Quit o Dissertation 2nd Committee Member for 10 DBA students majoring in Human Resource
Management in the DBA program o Professor for DB8050 Advanced (Quantitative) Research Methods class o SME: wrote curriculum for new DBA course DB8055 Research Design and Methodology o Professor for PHB8024 Advanced Research: Mixed-Methods Research Design class in
Spring Quarter 2013 for Ph.D. program o October 2013-present IRB Board Member and Reviewer
Assistant Professor of Human Resources, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, UAE, August 2012 January 2015.
o Supervised only Masters in HRM dissertation (Reflections on the Determinants of Voluntary Turnover Among Emirati Employees in the UAE Private Sector by Omayya Z. Kaplan)
o Supervised only HBMSU submission in the 2nd UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition (May 2014).
o Supervised one student paper and seven student poster presentations at the 2014 7th Quality Conference, Dubai, UAE (March 2014).
o Coordinator for M.Sc. degree in HRM o Courses taught:
Masters Level: Recruitment and Retention Training & Development Human Resource Management International Human Resource Management Dissertation I & II Bachelors Level: Introduction to Manag