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Darlene Russ-Eft Oral History Interview. June 23, 2016

Darlene Russ-Eft Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

June 23, 2016

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Darlene Russ-Eft (b. 1947) is a faculty member in OSU's College of Education who arrived at the university in 2001 after spending seventeen years in the private sector. Known today as a founder of the field of Human Resources Development, Russ-Eft has written widely on program evaluation and the transfer of training. In 2008, Russ-Eft became chair of the Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership discipline within the College of Education and, for many years, she has been actively involved in OSU's highly regarded doctoral program in Community College Leadership. In her interview, Russ-Eft shares a series of recollections dating to her years in the private sector, and provides her institutional memories of the evolution and growth of the College of Education since the turn of the century.