Saul Carliner is a generalist in workplace learning and communication, with substantial tenures in both academia and industry in both fields. His teaching and research focus on the design of learning and communication materials for the workplace (especially in emerging genres and media), the management of groups that produce these materials, and related public policy choices. He also conducts research on teaching and learning in higher education.
He currently serves as Graduate ProgramDirector of the Educational Technology program in the Department of Educationand the Certificate in University Teaching through the School of GraduateStudies. He has previously served as Interim Chair of the Department ofEducation, Provost Fellow for e-Learning and Director of the Education DoctoralProgram.
Educaton and certification
PhD Instructional Technology. Georgia State University. Dissertation: “Every Object Tells a Story: A Grounded Model of Design for Object-Based Learning in Museums.
MAg Technical Communication. University of Minnesota.
BA Economics, Professional Writing, and Public Policy and Management, minor in Administration and Management Science. Carnegie Mellon University.
Certified Training and Development Professional, awarded by the Canadian Society for Training and Development.
Research interests and current projects
- Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on jobs and job-seeking
- Alternate credentials including certification and credentialing processes
- Informal learning processes and impacts
- Processes, technologies, job responsibilities, and job satisfaction of instructional designers and professional communicators
- Electronic performance support systems for faculty development in higher education
Applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Classroom Practice
SALTISE Conference 2019
Thirteen Suggestions for writing engaging and relevant questions
SALTISE Conference 2016
2021 SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award
SALTISE Conference 2021