College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

"Phont of"Linda Hite

OLS Chair, Professor

  • Office Hours:

                  Monday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

                  Tuesday 11:30 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

                  Thursday 11:30 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

                  Others by appointment


  • Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., 1983: Counseling & personnel services
    Concentrations: Organizational development; psychology
  • Ed.S. Kent State University, Kent, OH., 1976: Counseling & personnel services
    Emphasis: Organizational development
  • M.Ed. Kent State University, Kent, OH., 1976: Counseling
    Emphasis: Individual and career development
  • B.A. Mount Union College, Alliance, OH., 1974: English
    Minors: Education and psychology

Research Interests

Workforce diversity, career development, and work experiences of under represented employees.

Selected Publications

  • McDonald, K. S. & Hite, L. M. (2016). Career Development: A Human Resource Development Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • McDonald, K.S. & Hite, L.M. (2015).  Career development in the context of HRD:  Challenges and considerations.  In R.F. Poell, T.S. Rocco & G.L. Roth (Eds.).  The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development (67-77).  Abingdon, Oxon, OX:  Routledge. 
  • McDonald, K.S. & Hite, L.M. (2014).  Contemporary career literature and HRD.  In N.E. Chalofsky, T.S. Rocco & M. Lane Morris (Eds.).  Handbook of Human Resource Development (353-368).  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley.
  • Hite, L. M. & McDonald, K.S. (2014). Career interest inventories in times of change.  In J. Walton & C. Valentin (Eds.) Human resource development:  Practices and orthodoxies (167-183).  Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Hite, L. M. & McDonald, K.S. (2012). Career counseling for Millennials: Practitioner's perpectives.  In Ng, E.,Lyons, S. & Schweitzer, L. (Eds.) Managing the new workforce: International Perspectives on the millennial generation (204-221).  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
  • Hite, L. M. & McDonald K. S.( 2010). Perspectives on HRD and diversity education. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(3), 283-294.
  • McDonald, K.S. & Hite, L. M.(2010). Diversity in the HRD curriculum: Concluding thoughts and next steps. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(3), 385-391.
  • McDonald, K.S. & Hite, L.M. (2008). Creating a career culture: Connection and collaboration. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22(2),
  • Hite, L.M. & McDonald, K.S. (2008). A new era for career development and HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10(1), 3-7.
  • McDonald, K.S. & Hite, L.M. (2008). The next generation of career success: Implications for HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 10(1), 86-103.
  • Hite, L. M. (2007). Hispanic women managers and professionals: Reflections on life and work. Gender, Work and Organization, 14 (1), 20-36.
  • Hite, L. M. & McDonald, K.S. (2006) Diversity training pitfalls and possibitities: An exploratory study of small and mid-size U.S. organizations. Human Resource Development International, 9 (3), 365-377.
  • Hite, L. M. (2006). Perceptions of racism and illusions of equity. Women in Management Review, 21 (3), 211-223.
  • McDonald, K. S. & Hite, L. M. (2005). Reviving the relevance of career development in human resource development. Human Resource Development Review,4 (4), 418-439.
  • McDonald, K. S. & Hite, L. H. (2005). Ethical issues in mentoring: The role of HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 7 (4), 569-582.
  • Hite, L. H. (2004). Black and white women managers: Access to opportunity. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 15 (2), 131-146.
  • Hite, L. M. & McDonald, K. S. (2003). Career aspirations of non-managerial women: Adjustment and adaptation. Journal of Career Development, 29 (4), 221-235.
  • McDonald, K. S., Hite, L. M., & Gilbreath, B. (2002). Non salaried U.S. employees’ careers: An exploratory study. Career Development International, 7 (7), 398-406.
  • McDonald, K. S. & Hite, L. M. (1999). Human resource development’s role in women’s career progress. In S. Imel (Series Ed.) & L. L. Bierema (Vol. Ed.),Women’s career development across the life span: Insights and strategies for women, organizations, and adult educators (pp.53-62). New directions for adult and continuing education: Vol. 80. . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Prior Work Experience

Corporate trainer and facilitator
Academic administration, Purdue University

Courses Taught

OLS 48500 - Leadership for Team Development
OLS 47400 - Conference Leadership
OLS 45400 - Gender & Diversity in Management
OLS 53000 - Systems Change and Organization Development
OLS 68000 - Research in OLS

Class Schedule

  • OLS 45400-02I; DIS OCIN
  • OLS 47400-02; TR 12:00 PM-1:15 PM NF B30

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