External Advisory Board

External Advisory Board

HDO actively seeks contributions and advice from our External Advisory Board (EAB), which is comprised of representatives from the business, nonprofit, government, and entrepreneurial communities in Texas and throughout the country. EAB members help HDO faculty and staff enhance our mission, strengthen student recruitment and mentorship, and generate a distinct and excellent curriculum.

The EAB keeps faculty apprised of industry trends; likewise, the faculty updates the EAB on academic trends that may improve organizational performance. HDO appreciates the invaluable assistance of our External Advisors:

Isaac Barchas
President & CEO, ATP Foundation, Inc.

Jodi Batten
Owner and Consultant, Sales & Marketing Solutions, LLC

Sean Bauld
President, spxk
President, NeuroBalancing Center

Bjorn Billhardt
CEO, Abilitie

Johnny S. Butler
Professor, UT Austin

Bill Chatham
Vice President, Strategic Distribution, ING

Catherine Crago
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Skipper Dippel
Author, Wisdom of Generations and The Language of Conscience

Betty Sue Flowers
Professional Consultant, Editor
Professor Emeritus, UT Austin

Michael W. King
President and CEO, Volunteers of America

Sarah O’Dell
Organization Effectiveness and Change Management Consultant, O’Dell Consulting

Harvey Ring
Board of Directors, Sedera Health, Neurochaos Solutions, Inc., OpDots

David Smith

Duff Stewart

Peter Strople
Founder and CEO, Zero2

Craig Wynett
Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Procter & Gamble

Students within liberal arts programs have extensive skills for surfing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Bridging critical thinking and meaning-making with entrepreneurship and design, post-secondary liberal arts programs are positioned to generate the kinds of intuitive thinkers that understand the future.

Daniel Araya and Creig Lamb, The Brookings Institution

Innovation can’t simply be ordered up. To create and sustain an innovative culture, you have to go beyond being managers to becoming leaders. HDO can play a fundamental role in this transformation.”

Craig Wynett, Chief Learning Officer, Procter & Gamble; HDO External Advisor

To advance our mission of better understanding the people who drive today’s global marketplace, we developed three education opportunities:

Our 15-Month Master’s Degree is designed for professionals in the business, nonprofit, government, and military sectors searching for a more comprehensive understanding of how human behavior and experience affect organizational success. Students graduate from the Master’s program equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to make their organizations more effective, creative, and efficient.

Our Professional Training programs allow individuals and organizations the opportunity to train with UT Austin’s top faculty members in a professional-friendly format. These programs provide practical and immediately applicable tools for solving key organizational problems, ranging from personal motivation and growth to strategic organizational leadership. Training options include One-Day Seminars, Certificate Programs, and Custom Programs.

In addition to our offerings for working professionals, we launched a Bachelor’s Degree program in fall 2016. The undergraduate program teaches students to explore, learn, and articulate the ways the liberal arts and social and behavioral sciences can address practical problems facing organizations.

UT Austin