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David Hite

302 Pine Laurel Circle                                                                                                                              423.797.0396

Qualifications Summary

Business professor who has served as an organizational learning and development specialist with various large and small businesses. Over 13 years of experience in organizational development, teaching / training, eLearning, instructional design and development, and human resource consulting. Accomplished in innovative business strategies and tactics to define and attain organizational goals.

Areas of Expertise Includes:

  • Talent Management
  • Instructional design/Training/Facilitation
  • Culture and Needs Assessment
  • Performance Improvement Interventions
  • HR benchmarking/Research
  • eLearning Technology
  • Coaching / Mentoring
  • Adjunct teaching (College)

Professional Experience

Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA                               2004-2009 (part-time) – 2010-2012 (full-time)
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Designed various business curricula and taught courses in: HR Management, Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce International HR Management, Management Information Systems and Compensation and Benefits for traditional and non-traditional students. Served as a contract facilitator / instructor for Univ of VA leadership courses, virtual teams, and PHR/SPHR certification training.

Eastman Chemical Company                                                 2002-2008
Fortune 500 company manufacturing more than 1200 products with annual sales of $6.8 billion and more than 12,000 employees globally.
Organizational Learning / Human Resources Consultant

Enhanced corporate eLearning programs to meet global training needs. Developed customized forms, conducted and analyzed results, and facilitated improvement sessions for managers and teams. Identified learning and skill gaps of various clients and developed learning and performance improvement solutions such as online or classroom courses, job aids, enhanced communications, management reinforcement, or work environment enhancements.

  1. Designed and implemented team and organizational growth projects. Facilitated and managed project teams for various organizational, individual, and team development programs in areas such as Safety, Information Technology, Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources.
    Designed, developed, and managed project team that built a company-wide learning portal.
  2. Served on design team for new employee onboarding process which improved quality of new hire transition, culture assimilation, and increased time to productivity.
  3. Designed and implemented all aspects of global safety culture assessment which resulted in reduced injuries, better training, enhanced safety communications, and over $600,000+ in cost savings for conducting in-house.


East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN             2005-2007
Adjunct Instructor

Designed curricula and taught courses in Organizing and Managing Content on the Internet and Instructional Design and Development.

Performance Technology Consultant / Trainer, Knoxville, TN
Self employed
Leveraged web technologies for various types of improvement initiatives that included eLearning, training development in the area of employee disabilities, universal instructional design, needs assessments, and website development.

  1. Designed, developed and facilitated week - long intense workshop on eLearning technology development for human resource and training employees for Samsung International. Employees used  web development tools to create their own eLearning course that utilized Flash animation, streaming audio / video, Photoshop graphics, and HTML.
  2. Developed online courses and resources for employment consultants in the field of disabilities and employment. Presented at several conferences on technology used.
  3. Served on various academic and state educational curriculum teams looking at the implementation of eLearning for the state of Tennessee that are currently being used across the state.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville                                                                1998-2002
Tennessee’s largest university spanning three regions with over 30,000 students, professors, and staff.
eLearning Instructional Technology Specialist

  1. Charged with enabling eLearning design and development activities for faculty and students. Provided necessary training and supported hundreds of students, faculty, and staff on web-based technology and instructional tools. Managed six-person support team and managed a technology budget over $50,000.  Managed all web technologies used to convert and develop online courses for innovative, media rich online curriculum.
  1. Chosen by senior leadership to serve as a strategic instructional technology consultant and developer for large workforce grant that developed one of the first online HR degree (B.S.) programs.
  2. Served on campus-wide strategic team to select a course management application used to deploy interactive eLearning courses. Presented and trained regularly on the project.


Tennessee Valley Authority                                                                           1996-2001
One of the largest power utilities in the U.S. with over 8 billion in revenues and over 7000 employees.
Human Resource Assessment and Evaluation Consultant
Provided assessment of executive education programs and training programs that supported organizations in the nuclear, business, and hydroelectrical areas. Assessed and reported 360-feedback data.  Served as staff support for leadership development programs and course research.

Developed distance learning solutions via TVA’s fiber optic network that covered a 7-state region.


Master of Science, Human Resource Development, University of TN, Knoxville, TN
College of Business, GPA 3.8. 2003

Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Development / Workforce Training, Univ. of Tennessee,
Knoxville TN
Double Minor in Psychology / Bsuiness, College of Human Ecology, GPA 3.5. 1998

Associate of Science, Computer Science, Northeast State Technical Community College,
Blountville, TN GPA 3.1, 1995

Professional Development:

2010 – Special guest facilitator for DiSC profile tool, MBTI, and SHRM Certification training.

2007-2012 – International Study Abroad (China, Greece, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Italy)
2006 John Maxwell Conference – Planning committee
Society for Human Resource Management - Northeast TN Chapter – SHRM  Board (2005-2007)
East TN ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) -  (2003-2008) – President and member
Association of Human Resource Development Students (1999-2001 Univ. of TN.) –
President / Organization Co-Founder
Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association (SHRM) (1999-2001)
American Society for Training and Development (1999-2007)

International Society for Performance Improvement (1998-2000, 2003)
Society for Human Resource Management (1998, 2005)
Kappa Omicron Nu (1997-1999)
 - University of Tennessee Chapter - Honor Society
Northeast State Business Club (1993) – Co-Founder


2012  ACA Educational Summit (Knoxville, TN): “Developing Future Business Technologies: Strategies and Tools for Engaging Small Business and Student Learning Needs with Open Source Technologies.”

2011 NASBITE Conference (Charleston, S.C). “
Teaching Outsourcing to Business Students

2010 Commencement Speaker for Northeast State Community College

College of Business and Technology, East Tennessee State University (2005-2008) – “
The Web as a Job Search Tool.”

Tri Cities Business Journal 40-Under-40 Award Ceremony (keynote) – Johnson City, TN 2008 – “Being a Successful Young Professional in the Tri Cities.”

Local Society for HR Managements presentation (2006) "GenX-GenY Workforce and Culture – How to Manage and How to Work With"

OSRA – (Organizational Systems Research Association – Las Vegas, 2002) – “Utilizing Internet Video Conferencing for Organizational Improvement.”

ACE Web  – (Agricultural Communication and Education – Savannah, Ga 2002) – “Reach Out! Expanding e-learning Opportunities – Universal Instructional Design”

DPE - (National Conference for Business Educators – Nashville, TN 2001) – Research into a technology model of a virtual corporate university.

ACES Conference (Accessing Community Employment Services – Gatlinburg, TN 2001) – “Designing Accessible Websites” and “Adaptive Internet Technology for People with Disabilities.

MTSU – 2000 Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (Murfreesboro, TN) – “HRD Online Gateway: First Stop for Online Students and Instructors,” and “Virtual Guest Speakers for Online Instruction.”

eLearning Technology Workshop for Samsung International (Knoxville,TN) – Facilitated over 8 different workshops to employees from Korean Samsung group on building eLearning.

Tech ED – 1999 & 2000 Tennessee Technology Education Conference (Nashville,TN)  “The Process of Streaming Audio/Video and Classroom Uses.”

Tennessee Virtual University Conference –  (Nashville, TN 1999)  “HRD Online Instruction.”

Society for Applied Learning Technology –
(Washington D.C.  July 2000) – “Knowledge Management for Online Instruction for Human Resource Development.”

e-Tooling – (online 2000) “Internet Video Conference for Tennessee Teachers using Technology

Specialty Training History:

Non Technical




Human Performance Improvement Consulting (American Society for Training and Development)

TEDS LMS, Moodle LMS, Blackboard CMS, Joomla CMS

Effective Facilitator (Leadership Strategies Inc.)

Microsoft Sharepoint

Marketing Strategies

Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop

Project Management Breakthroughs and Project Management Best Practices

Intermediate and Advanced Dreamweaver development application

Special training on instructional design, corporate culture and organizational development, and various workshops on instructional web technologies (online and live)

Infopath and Inquisite web survey application
form development

Over 300 hours of specific safety-related training

Various CRM and eBusiness applications




Tri Cities Business Journal 40-Under-40 Award winner for up and coming business leaders under 40 in the Tri Cities area. 2007

Special recognition for the creation of the “David Hite Scholarship” for individuals going into Business Education, Teaching, or Training at Northeast State Community College.  2007

TN Scholarship Award. 2000

Kappa Omicron Nu Student Award (National Honor Society), 1997


“Ni Hao Ya’ll” Business Journal article about my international trip to study business in China in 2008.Conducted research with faculty who wrote “Moving To Online” by Earnest Brewer, Vickie Stout