Jules K. Beck

Jules K. Beck

Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development

College of Education and Health Professions

(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

Phone: 479-575-2054

Fax: (479) 575-3319

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  • Organization Development
  • Community Development
  • International HRD
  • Adult Education, Distance Education
  • Sales and Customer Service Training
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Adult Education
  • Introduction to HRD
  • Communications in HRD
  • Facilitating Learning in the Workplace
  • Adult Learner 
  • Adult Learner: The Later Years
  • Ph.D.,    University of Minnesota, Human Resource Development, 2002
  • M.S.W., University of Minnesota, Community Organization and Casework, 1972
  • B.A.,      University of Minnesota, Philosophy and Mathematics, 1967

(For full listing see attached CV above)

  • Kacirek, K. & Beck, J. K. (2012). Challenges in international consulting: A leadership case study, Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling, and Training, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, Chapter 53, pp. 726-745.
  • Smith, M. & Beck, J.K. (2012). Students’ Perceptions of Master’s Level Online Learning: A Phenomenological Study. Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings, Int’l Conference of the Americas, Denver, CO

2004-Present   Assistant Professor in Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1998-2004       Instructor in Human Resource Development, Business and Industry Education, & Adult Education, Department of Work, Community, and Family Education, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
1993-1999       Associate Director for Chemical Health and Education, Development (1993-4); Rule 25 Chemical Use Assessor (1998-9), Hispanos en Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1998-1999       Bilingual Interviewer, Wilder Research Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota
1996-1997       Director of Communications, 3rd Dimension Systems, Brooklyn Center, MN
1994-1998       Consultant, McGladrey-Pullen Nat’l Information Technology Group, St. Paul, MN
1989-Present   President, Gambit Publications, Inc., St. Louis Park, MN and Fayetteville, AR; contracted organization development, technical and creative writing services
1972-1982       Project Administrator, Minneapolis Public Schools, WIPOG/HIPOG School-Community Involvement Programs, Northside Community Crime Prevention
1969-1970       Teacher, South Dakota Independent District No. 38, South Shore, So. Dakota.; chemistry, Spanish, US history, world history
1967-1969       Teacher, primary school, fourth-sixth grades, Community Developer; Potosí, Bolivia  

  • 2005                ACLU of Minnesota – Service as Board Member/Leader 
  • 1996–2004      Who’s Who in the Midwest
  • 1995; 1997      City of St. Louis Park -- Service for Human Rights; Betterment of City  
  • 1979; 1982      City of Minneapolis -- Contributions to City and Residents
  • 1982                Fourth Precinct Police Citizens Advisory Council -- Service to Northside
  • 1980                US Department of Commerce -- Service to US during 1980 Census
  • 1980                Northside Agencies, Inc. -- Contributions to Human Services on Northside
  • 1975                State of Minnesota Department of Education -- Commendation
  • 1975                National Association of State Advisory Council Chairman -- Development of Outstanding Innovative Practices in Education
  • 1972                Appointed US Department of Rehabilitation Fellow
  • 1969                Presidential -- Service to US as Peace Corps Volunteer