Mary Gowan selected for SHRM Foundation Board Executive Committee
Mary Gowan, professor of management in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, has been selected as a member of the executive committee of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Board for 2012.
Gowan is completing her fifth year as a member of the Foundation Board. She will continue to serve as the chair of the Research Evidence Committee, a role she has held for the past year. She also has served on the governance committee and chaired the research application committee.
The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based research.
As a leading funder of human resource research, over the past three years the Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice. Additionally, the Foundation provides scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and to doctoral students. The Effective Practice Guidelines series produced by the Foundation makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. Another product, a series of educational DVDs, serves as an educational resource for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions. To learn more about the SHRM Foundation, visit www.shrm.org/about/foundation.