Bio

Saul Carliner is a Professor  of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, where he serves as Director of the Graduate Programs in Educational Technology and the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education. 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 provides strategic analysis, design, and evaluation services for organizations like Boston Scientific, Bronx Zoo, Equitas, Lakewood Media, Lowe’s, ST Microelectronics, PwC, Turkish Management Centre, and several government agencies.

Carliner is the author of over 200 publications, including 9 books, including the recent Career Anxiety (with Margaret Driscoll and Yvonne Thayer) and An Overview of Training and Development (with Margaret Driscoll), 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, SALTISE Innovator’s 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 awards for his books and articles.

In the community, Carliner is a past president of Agence Ometz, an agency providing community, employment, and immigration services to the Jewish community, past Vice-Chair of the Brookline (Massachusetts) Commission for the Arts, past Chair of the Friends of Fernbank Science Center and Natural History Museum in Atlanta, past Chair of the Rochester (Minnesota) Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Transit, and past board member 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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