DAVID M. KOPP

DAVID M. KOPP, PHD, CPLP

Professor and Associate Dean for Leadership & International Programs

PhD, Human Resource Development, Barry University
MBA, Management, University of Orlando
BS, Business Administration, University of Louisville
AAS, Production Management, University of Louisville
dkopp@barry.edu
(305) 899-3708

Dr. Kopp joined Barry University in 2002 and, in addition to academia, works with both profit and non-profit organizations focusing on leadership, strategic planning, organizational change and performance improvement. He is a sought after training professional and management consultant and has been a member of the Board of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). Dr. Kopp's textbook, Human Resource Development: Performance Through Learning, was published by Bridgepoint Education in 2014, and he is currently working on his second book surrounding the social history of training. Dr. Kopp is one of the few academics who holds the CPLP credential (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) with ATD. He was also Dr. Shaquille O’Neal’s doctoral advisor.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kopp, D.M. (2017) Famous and Infamous Workplace Training: A Social History of Training and Development. New York: Palgrave MacMillan (978-1-137-59752-6)

This book explores the social history of training and development and describes how ordinary training systems were linked to extraordinary events. Using instrumental case studies, the author explores the direct and indirect motives behind famous and infamous training systems of history such as the methods used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Beatles, those used by the Third Reich in training forced labor, and in the social guidance films of the 1950's, among others. This book links modern-day themes of corporate and community social responsibility and social justice to historical cases of workplace and community training; in addition, it offers a unique view of business history that students and scholars can relate to, and contributes to a more thorough and robust inquiry into critical human resource development, ethics in the workplace, and the nature of training adults, in general.

In short, Dr. Kopp explores how ordinary training systems were linked to extraordinary events and he asks the overarching question, Is training amoral?

Academic Books

Kopp, D.M. (2017) Famous and Infamous Workplace and Community Training: A Social History of Training and Development. New York: Palgrave MacMillan: ISBN 978-1-137-59752-6

Kopp. D.M. (2014). Human Resource Development: Performance Through Learning. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education. ISBN 10: 1621781739, 13: 978-1-62178-173-8.

Dr. Kopp's textbook, Human Resource Development: Performance Through Learning, was published by Bridgepoint Education in 2014, and his second book on the social history of training and development comes out this year, published by MacMillan Palgrave. Dr. Kopp is one of the few academics who holds the CPLP credential (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) with Association of Talent Development.

Academic Book Chapter – Peer Reviewed

Kopp, D. M. (2003). Linking differences in self-directed learning competency to dyadic conflict: An instrumental case study of the leadership dyad of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. In H. B., & Associates (Ed.). Current developments in e-learning & self-directed learning (56-74). Boynton Beach, FL: Motorola University. ISBN 1-56946-073-8

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

  • International
    • Kopp, D.M. & Nikolovska, I. (2010). “Relax, I remember the recession in the early 1980s…” Organizational Storytelling as a crisis management tool. Proceedings of The Challenges to Economic Theory and Policy in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis” at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. Skopje, Macedonia.
    • Kopp, D. (2010). Human Resource Development. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University and FON University. Skopje, Macedonia.
    • Nakov, L., Nikolovska, I., Kopp, D.M, Desiderio, K.P., (2010). The insights of Social and Transitional Justice- Towards a New Global Perspective for HRD. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe. Pecs, Hungary.
    • Kopp, D.M & Desiderio, K.P. (2009). Training's woeful countenance. Proceedings of the Sixth International Critical Management Studies Conference. Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, UK.
  • National
    • O'Neal, S, Kopp, D.M. (2014) Half-serious 70% of the time. 3rd North East Texas Humor Research Conference (NETHRC). Southern Methodist University Campus in Dallas, TX.
    • Kopp, D.M, Desiderio, K.P., McAtavey, J.M. (2010) When job aids attack: On the social history of dubious job aids. Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 20109 International Research Conference. Knoxville. TN.
    • Kopp, D.M & Desiderio, K.P. (2009) Training's woeful countenance. T. Chermak, J. Storberg-Walker, C. Carroll, (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2009 International Research Conference. Washington, D.C.