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Tony Marker Interview  -  September 16, 2008, 3:30 p.m. Conversations on HPT Webcast

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[Dr. Anthony (Tony) Marker]

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Marker
Boise State University

Tony Marker is an assistant professor for the Instructional and Performance Technology Department at Boise State University, holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. He teaches graduate courses in performance technology, evaluation, needs assessment, organizational culture, and sustainability. His research interests include the state of research in HPT, change management, and finding ways for HPT practitioners to create and promote socially and environmentally sustainable interventions. Tony can be reached at


[Dr. John Wedman]

Dr. John Wedman
Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia

[ Elliott McClelland]

Elliott McClelland
Communication Specialist
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies


We all probably have a good idea of what culture is. After all, each of us is a member of many cultures, e.g., family cultures, ethnic cultures, religious cultures, national cultures, occupational cultures, organizational cultures, and others. Whenever a group of people are together long enough to have shared experiences - successes and failures - they develop assumptions, values, and beliefs that influence their behavior and guide their future decisions. These are the basis for the cultures which surround us and provide a context for nearly all that we do. No wonder then, that those of us who are interested in improving human performance, should be interested in culture, specifically in organizational culture. This chapter examines what organizational culture is, how we can analyze it, and what its impact may be on human performance.

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