Dr. Rebecca McPherson is an Adjunct Faculty member for the Human Resource Management Program in the European Division at the University of Maryland University College Europe. Her research interests include investigating adult learning and development over the life course as it relates to career development through formal and non-formal distance education, career choice, identity development, and subsequent impacts on employment relationships. As a practitioner, she has a background in the field of human resource management and is certified as a senior professional in human resource management. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development with a focus in Adult Education from Texas A&M University.