Saul Carliner is Interim Chair and Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, where his research and teaching focus on the design of materials for learning and communication, the management of groups who produce these materials, and the transfer of research to practice.

Also an industry consultant, he serves as Research Director for Lakewood Media and has provided strategic analysis, design, and evaluation services for organizations like the Bronx Zoo, Equitas, Lowe’s, ST Microelectronics, Turkish Management Centre, and several government agencies.

Carliner is the author of over 200 publications, including 9 books, including the best selling Training Design Basics and award-winning Informal Learning Basics (both published by ATD Press).He has also published over 50 peer reviewed articles and over 150 book chapters, professional articles, and proceedings chapters.

He has received the Kenneth Rainey Award for Excellence in Technical Communication Research from the Society for Technical Communication, Concordia University Alumni Teaching Award, Jay Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication  from the Society for Technical Communication, and is a member of the Concordia University Provost’s Circle of Distinction. He has also received numerous publications awards for his books and articles.

In the community, Carliner serves as president of Agence Ometz, an agency providing community, employment, and immigration services to the Jewish community. He has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Brookline (Massachusetts) Commission for the Arts, Chair of the Friends of Fernbank Science Center and Natural History Museum in Atlanta, Chair of the Rochester (Minnesota) Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Transit, and on the boards of several theaters.

He is a Certified Training and Development Professional, Fellow and chair of the Certification Steering Committee for the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development), past editor of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and a Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.

He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota, and Georgia State University.

Link to full CV.

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