Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management
Linda Gaal joined the Anti-Defamation League as the Director of Human Resources in January 2005. She has worked for over twenty-five years in non-profit management, previously as the Director of HR for The Legal Aid Society in New York and before that as the Director of U.S. Operations for Americans for Peace Now, a non-partisan support and advocacy group for the Israeli peace movement. A native Californian and inveterate Anglophile, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and her master’s degree in history from Cambridge University.
Developing Human Resources
Designed for public and non-profit managers rather than human resource professionals, this course gives a broad overview of HR dynamics and responsibilities. It will cover basic HR functions such as recruitment, career development, performance appraisal and rewards, providing feedback and job design. It will also explore current issues within HR management, which could include diversity and identity at work, the role of unions, or other topics. The course will include practical application through case discussions and reflection on students? work experiences. While it will focus on values-based organizations, it will compare HR practices in the public, non-profit and for-profit sectors.