Tom Hogan

Professor of Practice
School of Labor and Employment Relations
College of Liberal Arts
2020 TLT Faculty Fellow
Focus Area: Student Engagement

Hogan, a professor of practice, human resource management in the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Labor and Employment Relations, wants to use student engagement to help accelerate undergraduates’ development of global leadership skills. His project team plans to utilize virtual experiential learning practices and reflective exercises to help develop shared skills by influential, impactful leaders.


“Transformational leaders possess the ability to unlock the talents, gifts, potential, and so much more from the people who follow them,” said Hogan. “By using the arts as an agent of change, delivering content virtually, incorporating interactive reflection exercises, and employing the help of a leadership development coach, the VTLD Experience can deliver a customized transformational experience to undergraduate students.”

The vision for Hogan’s project, as it grows, includes a machine learning and artificial intelligence component. These technologies can be utilized to personalize and improve the VTLD Experience as more data becomes available. Additionally, cloud-based storage will be used so that the project’s work can be scaled across Penn State and domestic and international higher learning institutes.

The Team

Sara Davis – Project Lead
Amy Kuntz
Zach Lonsinger
Ray Schmitt
Vince Trost