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Oliver S. Crocco, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

290 Charles E. Coates Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: olivercrocco@lsu.edu

Phone: (225) 578-5751

 

Biographical Summary

Dr. Oliver “Ozzie” Crocco is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. Previously, Dr. Crocco was a Lecturer of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Lecturer and Head of International Campus Life at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. During four years living and working in Thailand, Dr. Crocco collaboratively developed a certificate program in organizational development offered to community-based organization workers in Myanmar and along the Thailand-Myanmar border. He has also delivered workshops, lectures, and conference presentations in a variety of countries, such as Ireland, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, and Vietnam. He serves as a Special Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and Academic Advisor for a new Master’s in International Human Development at Universiti Malaya. Dr. Crocco’s research focuses on leadership and human resource development (HRD) in Southeast Asia, adult development, learning experience design, and enhancing global mindset in university and work contexts. His recent book, Developing Human Resources in Southeast Asia, explores the regional HRD ecosystem in Southeast Asia. He currently serves as a Board Member on the Academy of Human Resource Development Board of Directors and on the editorial boards of Human Resource Development Review, Advances in Developing Human Resources, and Industrial and Commercial Training. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Theology, Whitworth University, 2008

Master's Degree: Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University, 2012

EdD: Human and Organizational Learning, The George Washington University, 2018

Selected Publications

Nguyen, L. A., Crocco, O. S., Tkachenko, O., & Jonathan, V. (2022). Crisis leadership during COVID-19: The response of ASEAN and EU regional leaders. Human Resource Development International, 25(3), 381–389.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2022.2071096

Crocco, O. S., & Somwung Pitiyanuwat. (2022). Higher education in Thailand. In L. P. Symaco & M. Hayden (Eds.), International Handbook on Education in South East Asia. Springer.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8136-3_23-1 

Tkachenko, O., Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L. A., & Jonathan, V. (2022). Regional human resource development in ASEAN: An institutional theory perspective. Human Resource Development Review, 21(2), 225–248.
https://doi.org/10.1177/15344843221083190  

Thomas, N., Baral, R., & Crocco, O. S. (2022). Gamification for HRD: Systematic review and future research directions. Human Resource Development Review, 21(2), 198–224.
https://doi.org/10.1177/15344843221074859

Crocco, O. S., & Tkachenko, O. (2022). Regional human resource development: The case of Southeast Asia and ASEAN. Human Resource Development International, 25(1), 40–58.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1858261

Crocco, O. S. (2021). Developing human resources in Southeast Asia: A holistic framework for the ASEAN Community. Palgrave Macmillan.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79697-6 

Crocco, O. S., & Grenier, R. S. (2021). Not all those who wander are lost: Critically reflective research for a new HRD landscape. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 23(1), 55-65.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422320973425

Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L., & Tkachenko, O. (2021). Vietnam and regional human resource development in ASEAN. In H. T. Tran, T. T. Phuong, H. T. M. Van, & G. N. McLean (Eds.), Human resource development in Vietnam: Research and practice. Switzerland: Springer Nature.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51533-1_4 

Crocco, O. S., & Tkachenko, O. (2020). Regional human resource development: The case of Southeast Asia and ASEAN. [Published online ahead of print.] Human Resource Development International.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1858261

Cseh, M., & Crocco, O. S. (2020). Globalizing HRD academic practice: Developing a global mindset for teaching and research. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 22(1), 51- 71.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422319886288

Crocco, O. S. (2020). Getting the first academic job. In K. Townsend, M. N. K. Saunders, R. Loudoun, & E. Morrison (Eds.), How to keep your doctorate on track (pp. 410-419). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788975636.00064

Selected Conference Papers

Crocco, O. S., & Alanzy, A. (2022, June 8–10). The Gulf Cooperation Council and regional human resource development: An institutional theory perspective. The 21st International Conference on Human Resource Development and Practice across Europe, Sheffield, England [presented virtually].

Crocco, O. S., & Hajjami, O. (2022, April 19–22). The role of training in regional integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Academy of Human Resource Development 29th International Research Conference in the Americas, Online.

Hajjami, O., & Crocco, O. S. (2022, April 19–22). Employee engagement in times of COVID-19: Factors and strategies. Academy of Human Resource Development 29th International Research Conference in the Americas, Online.

Crocco, O. S. (2021, November 16–18). The role of culture in ASEAN: Implications for regional human resource development. The Joint Virtual Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development in Asia and the Conference of the Asian Regional Association for Career Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jonathan, V., Tkachenko, O., & Crocco, O. S. (2021, November 16–18). Regional human resource development within ASEAN and Malaysia. The Joint Virtual Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development in Asia and the Conference of the Asian Regional Association for Career Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [presented virtually].

Nguyen, L. A., Crocco, O. S., Tkachenko, O., & Jonathan, V. (2021, November 2–6). Crisis leadership during COVID-19: The response of ASEAN and EU regional leaders. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Crocco, O. S. (2021, October 5–8). Setting the tone about human resource development in Southeast Asia: A discourse analysis of the speeches of ASEAN secretaries-general (2008–2021). The 70th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference, Miramar Beach, FL, United States. 

Tkachenko, O., Crocco, O. S., Nguyen, L. A., & Jonathan, V. (2021, February 17–19). Regional human resource development: A critical realist case study. Academy of Human Resource Development 28th International Research Conference in the Americas, Online.

McLean, G. N., Nguyen, L. A., Crocco, O. S., & Van, H. (2021, February 17–19). Human resource development in Vietnam: A panel discussion on contextualization. Academy of Human Resource Development 28th International Research Conference in the Americas, Online.

Crocco, O. S. (2020, February 25–29). Educating the Southeast Asian workforce: Higher education in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Crocco, O. S., & Bachman, J. (2020, February 25–29). Mixed methods research in human resource development: Applications, advantages, and potential. Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Crocco, O. S., & Field, A. (2020, February 25–29). Adult development and human resource development: Applications of the subject-object interview. Academy of Human Resource Development 27th International Research Conference in the Americas, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Current Research Areas

  • Human Resource Development in Southeast Asia and ASEAN
  • Enhancing cultural competence in university and work contexts
  • Adult development
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Learning and organization development and change (ODC) in community-based organizations
  • Human and Workforce Development

Curriculum Vitae