Performance Improvement

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 8

Edited By: James A. Pershing

Online ISSN: 1930-8272

About The Editors

Darlene M. Van Tiem, CPT, CPLP, PhD, is associate professor emeritus and coordinator of Performance Improvement and Instructional Design, School of Education, University of Michigan - Dearborn. She is part time faculty (dissertation mentor and comprehensive exam reader) at Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, she was the human resource development training director at AT&T (Ameritech) Yellow Pages (responsible for Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin), and curriculum manager for General Motors Technical Curriculum, which included training GM suppliers, through General Physics Corporation.

Darlene is coeditor of the Performance Improvement journal of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). She is an ISPI international past president and was on the ISPI international board of directors for 5 years. As lead author with Jim Moseley and Joan Dessinger, she recently published the third edition of Fundamentals of Performance Improvement through Wiley and ISPI, including online resource materials. In addition, she was the lead author of two international and chapter award-winning ISPI companion books: Fundamentals of Performance Technology: A Guide to Improving People, Process, and Performance (second edition) and Performance Improvement Interventions: Enhancing People and Performance through Performance Technology. For the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Darlene was past-president of the Greater Detroit Chapter and former chair and director of the National Technical and Skills Professional Practice Area. She received the ASTD National Technical Trainer of the Year and National Excellence in Leadership awards. She has published over 50 professional articles and book chapters and over 45 juried and 20 invited presentations. In addition, Darlene provided 38 articles as the Human Performance Improvement field editor for ASTD Links.

Her degrees include BA, MSA, MEd, MA, and PhD. She has certificates in Manufacturing and Production Management, Organizational Engineering, Learning Disabilities, Reading, and Educational Administration at the Building and Central Office levels. She may be reached at

James L. Moseley, CPT, EdD, LPC, CHES, is an associate professor at Wayne State University’s College of Education Instructional Technology Program. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan, a certified health education specialist, and a certified performance technologist. He teaches and advises doctoral students in program evaluation, performance improvement and consulting, curriculum development, and adult learning. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in the Social Sciences, Business, and Education and the 2012 Kathleen Reilly Koory Endowed Faculty Development Award from Wayne State University. He has published and presented in the performance improvement discipline. Moseley was coeditor with Joan C. Dessinger of the ISPI/Wiley Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace: Volume 3: Measurement and Evaluation. He is coauthor with Darlene M. Van Tiem and Joan C. Dessinger of award-winning companion books Fundamentals of Performance Technology: A Guide to Improving People, Process, and Performance (1st and 2nd editions) and Performance Improvement Interventions: Enhancing People, Processes, and Organizations Through Performance Technology and coauthor with Joan C. Dessinger of Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement and Training Older Workers and Learners: Maximizing the Performance of an Aging Workforce. He holds six graduate degrees: MA, MSLS, MEd, MSA, EdS, and EdD. In addition, he has certificates in high school teaching, health administration, and gerontology, and professional business leadership certificates from Oxford and Harvard. Moseley is a member of ISPI and ASTD and is frequently invited to present at local, regional, national, and international conferences. He may be reached at