Dr. Donna LedgerwoodAssociate Professor
BA: University of Oklahoma
Donna E. Ledgerwood is an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management at the University of North Texas. Active professionally, Dr. Ledgerwood is Past President of the Southern Management Association and a past President of the Southwest Academy of Management. She has four degrees from the University of Oklahoma (Ph.D., MBA, M.S., and B.A.) and has published in the Labor Law Journal, the Monthly Labor Review, HR Magazine, the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of European Management. Dr. Ledgerwood also has authored all sections involving Health, Safety & Environmental Risk Management for the Blackwell Dictionary of Human Resource Management, the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management and published a case in Cases and Exercises in Human Resources Management.
Dr. Ledgerwood is the UNT founder, coordinator, and teacher of the certification classes offered through SHRM and HRCI. For six years she served on two national committees of the Society for Human Resources Management (the EEO and Health, Safety & Security committees). Dr. Ledgerwood also served on the SHRM Learning Advisory Committee (which makes up the accreditation exams). Relevant to diversity and employment discrimination, Dr. Ledgerwood wrote one of the first articles published on sex discrimination (1980). She wrote the first affirmative action plan for the City of Dallas, and has trained all of the regional managers and directors of the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS. She is an expert witness and often gives classes to the largest law firms in Texas.
Relevant to health, safety and environmental risk management, Dr. Ledgerwood is a contributing member of the National Safety Council and the Veterans of Safety. She presently serves on five committees of the American National Standards Institute, including the ANSI Z-16.2, Z16.3, Z16.4 and Z16.5 committees which state the philosophy and methodology for calculating statistics relevant to on-the-job and off-the-job injuries and illnesses in the United States. She also has served since 1991 as an advisor to the Health and Safety Executive which has recently made health & safety mandatory throughout university curricula in Great Britain and the European Union. She serves on the A10.40 ANSI committee which is working to develop training programs to establish the requisite competencies/qualifications of individuals who are assigned safety and health responsibilities in the construction industry. Dr. Ledgerwood also served on the Texas Attorney General's Health and Safety Advisory Committee. For her efforts, in 1996 UNT was the first university recipient of the Certificate of Excellence in Education, given by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Dr. Ledgerwood has won 14 teaching awards, including the Honors Professor Award - student voted one of the top 2 professors on campus (2002), and the Minnie Stevens Piper Award for being one of the Top Ten Professors in Texas (1999). In 1999 she also was the first at UNT to win the President's Council Teaching Award twice (1991 and 1999)and the first to win the UNT College of Business Administration's Council of Business Students Outstanding Teaching Award (2003 and 1994). Dr. Ledgerwood has also received the Mexican-American Student Organization's Faculty Appreciation Award (1989), and the J.H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award (1988).
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