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Bud Benscoter

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Bud Benscoter, Ph.D.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-2070


Educational Background:

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in French, with a minor in Political Science, from Grove City (PA) College. I also have a Master’s of Education and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from Penn State University.

Professional Experience:

Following twelve years of high school teaching, I enrolled at Penn State for my graduate work. Following graduation, I worked as a training consultant contracted to FEMA. I also worked as a Sales Trainer for Unisys Corporation before joining the Vanguard Group, a mutual fund company, where I served as a Training Manager and Organizational Development consultant. In 2002, I started by own firm, GMB Performance Group, specializing in performance consulting and training and development.

Since 1985, I have served as both an adjunct and full-time instructor for Penn State University, the Wharton School of Business, The Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), Wilmington (DE) University, North Carolina State University,George Mason University, Old Dominion University,Purdue University and (currently) Boise State University.

OPWL Classes Taught

OPWL 530 Evaluation


Co-authored chapter in Performance Engineering at Work,
Peter Dean, Editor, IBSTPI, 1994

Performance Technology & HRD: It’s Now Or Never Conference Proceeding, ISPI Conference, 1996

How to Identify and Analyze Problems in Your Organization
The 1997 McGraw-Hill Team & Organization Development Sourcebook
Mel Silberman, Editor, McGraw-Hill, 1997
The Consultant’s Toolkit
Mel Silberman, Editor, McGraw-Hill, 2001

A Performance Technology Approach to Improving Evaluation
(With Lucia Rohrer-Murphy and Leslie Miller)
Performance Improvement Journal
International Society for Performance Improvement, Sept. 1997

A Review of Tom Gilbert’s 20th Anniversary Tribute Edition
Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance
Performance Improvement Journal
International Society for Performance Improvement, July/August 1998

Is the Training Program of Any Value?
The 2005 ASTD Training & Performance Sourcebook
Mel Silberman, Editor, ASTD, 2005

The Path to Successful Teams
ETD Online, June 2010

Editor, Volume 3
Thematic Essays: The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management
Pfeiffer Publishing Co., 2012

Prepare for Impact
T&D Journal, August, 2013

Performance Consulting: Applying Performance Improvement in Human Resource Development
Wiley, 2013

Mastering the Instructional Design Process (5th Edition)
Wiley, 2015