Bill Solomonson

Dr. Bill Solomonson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership. His research interests include the client-consultant relationship, multi-media learning theory, online learning pedagogy, and organizational performance improvement. His current research explores the factors affecting trust and relationship commitment in the client-consultant relationship. He is a journal peer reviewer for Performance Improvement Quarterly and is a certification reviewer for ISPI’s Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation. He has served on the ISPI Research Committee Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee, and as Chair of both the ISPI Research Committee and the ISPI Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Excellence in Online Education. He has been nominated for both the Honors College Inspiration Award and the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Award. Since 2002, he has been involved in enterprise learning solutions including e-learning design and development, distance education, and stand-up training where he has consulted with several Fortune 500 companies. 

Courses taught

  • HRD 309 – Technology Applications in HRD
  • HRD 472 – Technology-Based Instruction
  • HRD 550 – Trends and Issues in Technology-Based Training
  • HRD 625 – Instructional Design Theory to Practice


Solomonson, W.L. (Accepted) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Client Factors Affecting Relationship Commitment in the Consultative Relationship. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 28(2).

Solomonson, W.L. & Giberson, T. (2014). A Competency-Based Performance System in a Health Care IT Setting. In J. Stephaniak (Ed.) Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kromrei, H., Solomonson, W. L., & Juzych, M.S. (2014). Systematic Self‐Evaluation in Graduate Medical Education. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 27(3), 53-74.

Solomonson, W.L. (2013). Performance Consulting with Rummler’s Anatomy of Performance (AOP): A Case Study. Performance Improvement, 52 (3), 19-27. 

Solomonson, W.L. (2013). Knowledge Management. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer. AECT.

Solomonson, W.L. (2013). Management Systems. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer. AECT.

Solomonson, W.L. (2012). Trust in the Client-Consultant Relationship. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 25(3), 53-80.

Mi, M., Stefaniak, J. Solomonson, W.L. (2012). Application of Web 2.0 Technologies in Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL.

Solomonson, W.L. (2012). Whither the Relationship? Building Trust in Your Client Interactions. PerformanceXPress.

Solomonson, W.L. (2008). Toward fluent instructional design in the context of people. Performance Improvement, 47 (7), 12-19.

Dr. Solomonson has served on the University Senate. He is currently working in an OU/Clintondale School District partnership creating flipped classroom curriculum for High School students.