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Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2730

Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2730

Dr. Bill Solomonson

Dr. Bill Solomonson is Associate 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. Dr. Solomonson’s primary professional affiliation is with the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), for which he has been a journal peer reviewer for Performance Improvement Quarterly and a certification reviewer for the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation. Additionally, he has served on the ISPI Research Committee, Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee, Chair of the ISPI Research Committee, Chair of the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award Committee, and Chair of the Academic Guild. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for ISPI as well as a former member of the Steering Committee for the Alliance for Excellence in Online Education (A4EOE). He has been nominated for both the Oakland University Honors College Inspiration Award and the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Online Faculty Award from the Alliance for Excellence in Online Education. Since 2002, he has been involved in enterprise learning solutions where he has consulted with several Fortune 500 companies as well as the Department of Defense.


Courses taught

  • HRD 3100 – Introduction to HRD
  • HRD 3510 – Principles of Leadership
  • HRD 3700 – Human Resource Information Systems
  • HRD 4700 – E-learning in Organizations
  • HRD 6050 – E-learning Design and Development
  • HRD 6070 – Instructional Design Theory to Practice


Publications

Solomonson, W.L. (2019). Desmond Brower: Sub-Contracting as an External Needs Assessor. In P.A. Ertmer, J.A. Quinn, K.D. Glazewski (Eds.) The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Instructional Design, 5th Edition (pp. 215-228). Routledge.

Kromrei, H., Solomonson, W. L., & Juzych, M. S. (2017). Teaching Residents to Teach. In J. Stephaniak (Ed.) Advancing Medical Education through Strategic Instructional Design. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Solomonson, W.L. (2016). How we do what we do and is there a better way?  PerformanceXpress. Retrieved from ispi.org/ISPI/Resources/PX/Articles/Editors__Pick/How_We_Do_What_We_Do_and_is_There_a_Better_Way____June_2016

Solomonson, W.L., Giberson, T. (2015). 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. 

Solomonson, W.L. (2015) What Can We Learn From I-O? Performance Improvement Quarterly, 28(3).

Solomonson, W.L. (2015) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Client Factors Affecting Relationship Commitment in the Consultative Relationship. Performance Improvement Quarterly28(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 Quarterly27(3), 53-74.

Solomonson, W.L. (2013). Performance Consulting with Rummler’s Anatomy of Performance (AOP): A Case Study. Performance Improvement52 (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 Improvement47 (7), 12-19.