Blue Highways Adventures
Apr 05, 2023
Milt Hakel
Blue Highways Adventures

Milt Hakel (HAW-kuhl) and his wife Lee are joining us from Bowling Green.

Andy Scholes connected us all together. Milt reports that Andy. at age 4, served as ring bearer at Milt and Lee's wedding! Nice work Cupid Andy!

Milt devoted his career to Organizational Psychology, and he loves to study How Things Work! Now that people are travelling again, Milt plans to take us on a tour of some of America's scenic places and cities.

Milt's best advice? Include "Blue Highways" in your car travels this year. They take you off the Interstates to places you would miss otherwise! You will find interesting people and see amazing sites. Milt will show us scenes of many he and Lee visited en route to Cape Cod (2021), New Orleans and St Paul (2022).

Welcome, Milt and Lee to Rotary at Kettering! 

Here's the full Milt Hakel Professional Story! Wow!

Milton D. Hakel is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University. His Ph.D. is from Minnesota (1966).  He served on faculties at Minnesota, Ohio State, and Houston before moving to BGSU in 1991, retiring in 2009. He received research support from the National Science Foundation, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army, and the private sector.

During 43 years as a faculty member, Milt advised 79 students through the completion of their doctoral dissertations.  While at BGSU, he created Springboard, a freshman-level personal development course modeled on assessment-as-learning practices from Alverno College and intensive feedback and coaching practices from the Center for Creative Leadership.  This led in turn to R&D work on electronic portfolios as a means for documenting student growth in applying knowledge to solve practical problems. 

He edited Personnel Psychology for a decade, and then was its publisher for 20 years. He served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 1983-84, and has just completed 13 years as the President of the SIOP Foundation.

Milt served on many committees for the National Research Council, and also for the Ohio Board of Regents.  He is a fellow of SIOP and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.