William J. Vosburg

William J. Vosburg

Adjunct Professor of Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Organizational development, corporate strategic planning, leadership development, budgetary planning and execution, logistics and property managemen

Subject Areas

Organization Studies



Professor Jim Vosburg has more than two decades of experience in senior leadership roles within the government and private sector supporting major programs in science and energy, environmental management, nuclear energy and national nuclear security. In these capacities he has developed exceptional expertise in organizational development.

Awards & Accomplishments

Jim received the U.S. Department of Energy’s HEROES Award for his work on computer-based ethics training, as well as the Department’s Partnership Award for work on a multi-site partnering initiative.


Jim has directed multi-million dollar training, education and organizational development programs, led corporate strategic planning efforts, and implemented leadership development systems for mid-level and executive staff.

Jim serves as Director for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). He leads a $310 million multi-functional program implementing all elements of the ORISE performance areas including STEM workforce development, scientific and technical resource integration, human subject health and protection surveillance, independent environmental assessment and verification, and operations of the radiation emergency assistance center/training site (REAC/TS).


Jim is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, the American Society for Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Management.


Ed.D., Human Resource Development/Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

B.S., Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University