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Dr. Lisa Giacumo

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Lisa Giacumo, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
College of Engineering, ENGR 323
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-2070

Office: (208) 426-1377
Email: lisagiacumo@boisestate.edu

Download Dr. Giacumo’s full CV (last updated April 2019)

MarCC R&D Tech Group

The mission of the MarCC R&D Tech Group is to rigorously investigate performance, learning, and instructional, design interventions to support marginalized groups and ethical cross-cultural research, to merge research with evidence-based practice. We endeavor to support learning and development (L&D) professionals working in business (i.e, for profit and nonprofit), government, military, and nongovernmental, organizations to practice effective design of workplace learning interventions and performance systems, which meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and global workforce.

If you are interested in joining our lab group to pursue research in support of cross-cultural learning technology and design or if you are manager or practitioner and need support to improve your L&D function vist the MarCC R&D Tech Group website.

Educational Background:

Dr. Giacumo received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Technology from Arizona State University, her M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology and her B.A. in French Studies from SUNY University at Albany.

Teaching

Dr. Giacumo teaches:

  • OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning
  • OPWL 523 Rapid e-Learning
  • OPWL 551 Content Design for e-Learning
  • OPWL 523 Needs Assessment
  • OPWL 597 Mentoring programs in OPWL

Research Interests

My research interests are at the intersection of instructional design and performance improvement.
Specifically, they are focused on the following topics:

  • Global training design and performance support systems
  • Mentoring and coaching for workplace performance improvement
  • Competency development in instructional designers
  • Social and digital media in training and performance support systems
  • Instructional design for training and performance support systems
  • Blended, online, and e-learning in workplace learning
  • Micro credentialing and badges

Manuscripts in progress

Giacumo, L., & Savenye, W. (Under review, Educational Technology Research & Development). The Effects of asynchronous discussion board facilitation and rubric use in a blended learning environment.

Giacumo, L., Chen, J., & Seguinot Cruz, A. (Under review, Performance Improvement Quarterly). Evidence on the Use of Mentor Programs and Practices to Support Workplace Learning: A Systematic Multiple Studies Review.

Breman, J. & Giacumo, L. (Under review, Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology). Instructional design case: Cross cultural instructional design project for a global workplace learning and training context.

Giacumo, L., Griffith-Boyes, R., & Breman, J. (Under review, TechTrends). Humanitarian supply and logististics partner capacity building training modality preferences: A Multi-national needs analysis in the global south.

Peters, D. T. & Giacumo, L. A. (In press, Performance Improvement). A Systematic evaluation process: Soliciting client participation and working in a cross-cultural context.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Asino, T., Giacumo, L. A., Chen, V. (2017). Culture as a design “next”: Theoretical frameworks to guide new design, development, and research of learning environments. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S875-S885, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1353033

Giacumo, L., & Breman, J. (2016). Emerging evidence of the use of big data and learning analytics in workplace learning: A Systematic literature review. Quarterly Review of Distance Learning, 17(4), 21-28.

Giacumo, L. A., Savenye, W., & Smith, N. (2013). Facilitation prompts and rubrics on higher‐order thinking skill performance found in undergraduate asynchronous discussion boards. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(5), 774-794.

Editor-reviewed journal articles

Giacumo, L. A., Chyung, S. Y., Campbell, I. A., Bilkey, A., & Gibson, E. (2018). Educational and Environmental Support for Novice E‐Learning Developers. Performance Improvement, 57(5), 6-19.

The Faculty and Staff Members of the Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. (2016). Academic program profile: Boise State University’s Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. Performance Improvement, 55(4), 1-13.

Book Chapters

Asino, T. & Giacumo, L. (In press). Culture and global workplace learning. In Kenon, V., Palsole, S., Ong, R., & Duff, N. (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning, (pp. xx-xx). IGI.

Giacumo, L. A., Villachica, S., W., & Breman, J. (2018). Workplace Learning, Big Data, and Organizational Readiness: Where to start? In Ifenthaler D. (eds) Digital Workplace Learning (pp. 107-127). Springer: Cham, Switzerland.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

Miller, S., Catlin, L., Giacumo, L. (2016). Successes from a multi-disciplinary capstone project. ASEE PNW Section Conference Proceedings.

Giacumo, L. & Conley, Q. (2015). E-Learning authoring tools: How do e-learning developers gain competency using and selecting appropriate multimedia development tools. 38th Annual Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association Meeting and Exhibition.

Giacumo, L., & Savenye, W. (2013). The Effects of explicit guidance in an undergraduate asynchronous discussion. Annual Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association Meeting and Exhibition.

Giacumo, L., Kisicki, T., & Bostick, B. (2011). A Student engagement case study. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 34th Annual Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Vol. 1. (pp. 78-85).

Kisicki, T., Bostick, B., & Giacumo, L. (2011). Engaging students 140 characters at a time. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 1367-1371). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Williams, M.K., Wetzel, K., Foulger, T., Kisicki, T. & Giacumo, L. (2011). Explicitly addressing tpack in preservice teacher curriculum. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011. (pp. 4429-4434). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Giacumo, L., Steeby, A., & Savvides, P. (2010). Making instructional design accessible in recessionary times: Lessons learned from partnership-based design and development. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 33rd Annual Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Vol. 2. (pp. 108-113).

Giacumo, L., Savenye, W., & Sausville, G. (2010). 21st Century community college teaching strategies and medieval history: A Design and development project. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 33rd Annual Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Vol. 2. (pp. 104-107).

Smith, N., Savenye, W., & Giacumo, L. (2010). Effectiveness of mediated communication formats for learning and student interaction in a distance learning course. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 33rd Annual Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Vol. 1. (pp. 217-229)

Invited Presentations

Giacumo L. A., & Breman, J. (2018, October). Designing for a global audience: Cultural considerations in instructional design. Presentation for TLD Cast, Virtual.

Giacumo, L. & Villachica, S. (2018, January). Big data and performance consulting: What’s our role? Presentation for BOEING ISPI Chapter / Community of excellence, Virtual.

Proulx, C.,Giacumo, L., Berg, E., Jeter, K., Davis, S., Mumford, J., Barish, D. (2017, July). Tomorrow’s world: The Future of learning and development. Panel discussant for Inside NGO, Washington D.C., USA.

Giacumo, L., McCoy, C., Yeatts, L., Schuck, J., Crane, E. (2017, June). Rapid e-learning: An Introduction for designers specializing in workplace learning and performance. Presentation for Association of Educational Communications and Technology Organizational Training and Performance Division and the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Department of the College of Engineering, Boise State University, Virtual.

Giacumo, L. (2017, May). Big data and the future for performance improvement. Panel discussant for the International Society of Performance Improvement, Montreal, Canada.

Giacumo, L. & Villachica, S. (2017, February). What does Big Data have to do with human performance improvement? Presentation for Bay Area / BSU Chapter of ISPI webinar, USA.

Giacumo, L. (2016, September). Big data, analytics, and strategy to promote learning in NGOs. Presentation for LINGOS Global Learning Forum, Seattle, WA, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Peavy, R. (2016, March). Instructional design work in iNGOs. Presentation for Bay Area / BSU Chapter of ISPI webinar, USA.

Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations

Villachica, S. W., Giacumo, L. A., & Stieha, V. (2018, November). Exploring the outcomes of career coaching and internships on graduate student job placement and promotion. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dombrowski, R. & Giacumo, L. A. (2018, April). Designing eLearning for cross-cultural workplace needs. Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Seattle, WA, USA.

Giacumo, L. A., Watkins, R., & Gu, G. (2018, April). Performance improvement and HR relevance in the Data Age. Roundtable presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Seattle, WA, USA.

Goff, K. & Giacumo, L. A. (2018, April). Transfer to Performance: Deliver Valued Results! Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Seattle, WA, USA.

Johnson, S. & Giacumo, L. A. (2018, April). Manage cognitive load to increase training transfer. Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Seattle, WA, USA.

Villachica, S. W. & Giacumo, L. A. (2018, April). Working Together: PI Employers, Academics, & Students. Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Seattle, WA, USA.

Villachica, S., Giacumo, L., & Breman, J. (2017, November). Big Data Readiness in Organizations: A Co-construction Process to Inform the Next Steps. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Villachica, S., Giacumo, L., Breman, J., & Persichitte, K. (2017, November). A Panel Discussion of Assessment, Instructional Design, and Bloom’s Taxonomy: Exploring ID Practice in Educational and Workplace Settings. Panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Asino, T., Young, P., Spector, M. Kowch, E., Tracey, M., Giacumo, L., Bass-Flimmons, E. (2017, November). Leading Learning for Change: A Precious Partnership Across Cultures. Presidential panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Chen, J., Giacumo, L. & Seguinot Cruz, A. (2017, November). Mentoring, workplace learning, and performance improvement: Evidence, evaluation, and research methods updates from a multiple studies review. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Villachica, S., Breman, J. Pera, S. (2017, September). Determining big data readiness in organizations: A Client co-construction strategy for success. Presentation for Europe, Middle East, and Africa International Society for Performance Improvement, Bologna, Italy.

Giacumo, L. & Villachica, S. (2017, May). Big data: Hype, Promise, and PI Applications. Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement, Montreal, Canada.

Wareham, J. & Giacumo, L. (2017, May). Death by PowerPoint: Reversing the curse. Presentation for the International Society for Performance Improvement annual conference, Montreal, Canada.

Asino, T., Giacumo, L., & Chen, V. (2016, April). Culture as Design for “next.” Presentation for the European Academy of Design, Design for Next annual conference, Rome, Italy.

Giacumo, L., & Asino, T. (2016, November). Instructional designers, culture, and ID practices in international non governmental organizations. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Breman, J. (2016, November). Big data, learning analytics, and performance improvement: Emerging evidence. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Harris, C., Bechtold, S., Giacumo, L. Schneider, E. (2016, November). Shaping your career in instructional science. Panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Giacumo, L., Breman, J., & Villachica, S. (2016, November). Big Data and analytics for big wins: Environmental cues, readiness indicators, and select analytics applications for improving workplace performance. Poster at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Villachica, S., Conley, Q., Giacumo, L., Persichitte, K. & Sabo, K. (2016, November). A Panel Discussion of Instructional Design for Education and the Workplace: Cousins, But Not Twins. Panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Villachica, S. (2016, September). Big data meets performance improvement: Separating promise from hype. Presentation for Europe, Middle East, and Africa International Society for Performance Improvement, Bonn, Germany.

Catlin, L., Giacumo, L., & Miller, S. (2016, April). Successes and Lessons from a Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project. Presentation for the Pacific Northwest Division of the American Association of Engineering Education, Boise, ID, USA.

Villachica, S., Landrum, R., & Giacumo, L. (2016, April). The Skills Summit: Creating a (Semi-) Permanent Venue to Decrease Graduates’ Time to Competence in the Workplace. Presentation for the Pacific Northwest Division of the American Association of Engineering Education, Boise, ID, USA.

Giacumo, L. (2015, November). Blogs in blackboard: One instructional design strategy to support iterative learning in an online or blended learning course. Presentation at the Annual Digital Ecosystems Conference, Boise, ID, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Breman, J. (2015, November). Cross-cultural, global training programs: Tips and techniques to produce standardized training materials that work in a variety of cultural contexts. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Conley, Q. (2015, November). E-Learning authoring tools: How do e-learning developers gain competency using and selecting appropriate multimedia development tools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Breman, J. (2015, October). The Gift that keeps giving: Eleven ways to extend the reach of capacity building projects for sector wide performance improvement. Presentation at the annual LINGOs Global Learning Forum, Little Rock, AK, USA.

Giacumo, L. (2015, October). Blogs in Blackboard: One instructional design strategy to support iterative, project based learning in an online or blended learning course. Presentation at the Putting the Tech in Teach, 2nd annual Digital Ecosystem Conference, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA.

Conley, Q., Giacumo, L., & Sabo, K. (2014, November). Authoring tool shootout: The Big bands and best practices for choosing the right e-learning development tools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Breman, J. & Giacumo, L. (2014, November). Badges in workforce education: The case of certification of humanitarian logistics in Oxfam. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Wright, K., Giacumo, L., & Savenye, W. (2013, October). The Use of a holistic or analytic rubric in a self and peer evaluations. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Giacumo, L., & Savenye, W. (2013, April). The Effects of explicit guidance in an undergraduate asynchronous discussion. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Giacumo, L., Savenye, W., Smith, N., & Su, Y. (2011, April). The Effects of facilitation and rubrics on critical thinking performance in asynchronous discussions. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of SLOAN-C Blended Learning Conference, Oak Brook, IL, USA.

Giacumo, L., Kisicki, T., & Bostick, B. (2011, October). Student engagement: 140 Characters at a time. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Kisicki, T., Bostick, B., & Giacumo, L. (2011, October). Engaging students 140 characters at a time. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of E-Learn, the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Manoa, HI, USA.

Foulger, T., Giacumo, L., Legacy, J. & Williams, M. K. (2011, March). Experience TPACK through the eyes of a preservice teacher: Learn how to teach the mini-teach project. Workshop session presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Integration of Technology in Education National Convention, Nashville, TN, USA.

Williams, M. K., Wetzel, K., Foulger, T., Kisicki, T., & Giacumo, L. (2011, March). Explicitly addressing tpack in preservice teacher curriculum. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Integration of Technology in Education National Convention, Nashville, TN, USA.

Giacumo, L., Steeby, A., & Savvides, P. (2010, October). Making instructional design accessible in recessionary times: Lessons learned developing high-quality, instructional design on a shoestring budget. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Giacumo, L., Savenye, W., & Sausville, G. (2010, October). 21st century community college teaching strategies and medieval history. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Kisicki, T., Giacumo, L., & Pilbeam, R. (2009, October). Do teachers enrolled in an online science course learn more when participating in discussion boards? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Louisville, KY, USA.

Giacumo, L. & Koshy, B. (2008, January). Educational technology certificate programs @ ASU. Exhibition session conducted at the annual meeting of the Microcomputers in Education Conference, Tempe, AZ, USA.

McCarthy, C., & Giacumo, L. (2006, April). Creating a faculty development strategic plan (revised). Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the League of Innovations National Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

McCarthy, C., Vannier, V., & Giacumo, L. (2005, June). Creating a faculty development strategic plan. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the SUNY State-wide Conference for Instructional Technology, Binghamton, NY, USA.

Other Presentations

Giacumo, L., Carter, T., Alexander, S., & Allen, D. (2016, April). Professional Pathways: Fresh Out and Flying High. Webinar presentation hosted by the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Department, College of Engineering, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA.

Student directed research presentations

Ambriz, S., (2017, August). Mentoring underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: What have we learned? Presentation for the LSAMP Undergraduate Student Research Project Showcase, Boise State University, Boise, ID. Faculty sponsor: Dr. Lisa A. Giacumo.

DeSapio, J. (2017, March). Transformational learning: A Literature review of contemporary criticism and a path forward. Poster presentation for the Graduate Student Showcase, Boise State University, Virtual. Faculty sponsor: Dr. Lisa A. Giacumo.

Johnson, S. (2017, March). Redesigning SACR Process Training. Poster presentation for the Graduate Student Showcase, Boise State University, Virtual. Faculty sponsor: Dr. Lisa A. Giacumo.

Shamsy, J. (2017, May). Virtual teams and OPWL coursework: Tips from my master’s program team project experiences. Faculty sponsor: Dr. Lisa A. Giacumo.

Grants Awarded

  • Arizona State University, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation – Travel Grant (2012, October). $500.00 for travel expenses to Louisville, KT for AECT, including multiple presentations of current research.
  • Arizona State University, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation – Travel Grant (2011, October). $500.00 for travel expenses to Jacksonville, FL for AECT, including multiple presentations of current research.
  • Arizona State University, Graduate College – Travel Grant (2010, October). $500.00 for travel expenses to Anaheim, CA for AECT, including multiple presentations of current research.
  • Arizona State University, Graduate Student Organization – Jump Start Grant (2010, May). $500.00 for technology expenses to support an independent research project leading to dissertation work.
  • Arizona State University, Division of Psychology in Education – Travel Grant (2007, October). $500.00 for travel expenses to Anaheim, CA for AECT.
  • Hudson Valley Community College, Academic Affairs – New Course Development Grant (2004, May). $500.00 for a pre-service teacher educational technology course design and development.

Awards and Honors

  • Elon University’s Research Seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, Invited participant, 2019-2021.
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Design and Development Board Associate Fellow, 2013-2014.
  • Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Learn Lab Intensive Training, Invited participant, 2009.
  • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellow, 2008-2009.
  • Certificate of Completion for Teaching and Learning Workshop, Hudson Valley Community College, 2006.