Saul Carliner is Director of the Education Doctoral Program and an associate professor at Concordia University in Montreal. His research and teaching focus is on the design of emerging forms of online learning and communication for the workplace, and management issues that arise when producing these materials. Also an industry consultant, he has provided strategic planning and evaluation services for organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe, including Alltel Wireless, AT&T, Equitas, IBM, Microsoft, ST Microelectronics Turkish Management Centre, Wachovia, and several U.S. and Canadian government agencies.
Among the 150 articles and seven other books he has authored is the best-selling Training Design Basics (ASTD Press) the award-winning e-Learning Handbook (with Patti Shank, Pfeiffer), and the recently published Informal Learning Basics (ASTD Press). A Certified Training and Development Professional, he is a member of the board of the Canadian Society for Training and Development, a past Research Fellow of ASTD, and a Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota, and Georgia State University.