Dr. Neal Chalofsky

Neal Chalofsky

Dr. Neal Chalofsky

Associate Professor Emeritus, Human & Organizational Learning


Office Phone: (202) 994-7188

Dr. Chalofsky was associated with the GW HOL program for over 20 years, and previously was the director of the Human Resource Development program at the Northern Virginia Graduate Center of Virginia Tech.

He began his career an internal HRD practitioner, manager, and researcher for several federal and corporate organizations for over a decade. Neal has served as a past president of the local American Society for Training and Development chapter, and is a founding member of the Academy for Human Resource Development.

Organizations that he has consulted with include: The World Bank, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, Bell Atlantic, National Institute for Work and Learning, Computer Sciences Corporation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Smithsonian, and Ernst & Young.

Neal is the coauthor of Effective Human Resource Development, and Up the HRD Ladder, as well as numerous chapters of edited works and journal articles. His research interests are in the areas of developing meaningful workplaces, increasing capacity for learning, facilitation and team development, and the evolution of the HRD/HOL profession and discipline.


Ed.D., The George Washington University

M.B.A., American University

B.S., Temple University


Doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning

Master's in Organizational Leadership and Learning


Chalofsky, N. (2010). Meaningful workplaces: Reframing how and where we work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Chalofsky, N. (2008). Work-life programs and organizational culture: The essence of workplace community. Organization Development Journal, 26, 11-18.

Chalofsky, N. (2007). The seminal foundation of the discipline of hrd: People, learning, and organizations. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 18, 431-442.

Goodman, P. & Chalofsky, N. (2005). Exploratory research on the effect of autonomous learners to team learning within healthcare. In M. A. Rahim & R. T. Golembiewski (Eds.) Current Topics in Management, Vol. 10.