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Rebecca S. Natow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Hofstra University, was selected to be a Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow with the Rockefeller Institute of Government for 2020-2021.

Elizabeth A Carter, Ph.D. (Professional Member, Capella University Alum),  is a contributing author in the recently published research textbook, Cases on Performance Improvement Innovation by IGIGlobal (ISBN 978-1-7998-3673-5). This book of case studies, assembled and edited by Drs. Darlene Van Tiem and Nancy Crain Burns, shares innovative research that illustrates many applications of performance improvement. This research is based on analysis, selection of strategy, monitoring, and evaluating results to accomplish organizational change through people, processes, and organizations. Dr. Carter’s chapter, “Member Value? Evaluating Professional and Learning Networks” describes the use of communities of professional practice to increase employee engagement and development. You can preview the book here: Dr. Carter was also published in the summer edition of Insights, a professional insurance journal published by The Institutes CPCU Society. Her article, “Maximizing Employee Learning and Development,” similarly promotes communities of practice as a mechanism of learning as companies move from formal training environments to informal/social venues. Earlier this spring, Dr. Carter was recognized as a 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award Winner by the International Society of Performance Improvement.

NERA Communications Committee Chair Bo Bashkov has accepted a new position as Lead Research Scientist with IXL Learning, a K-12 personalized e-learning company. In his new role, Bo will build and lead a team of research scientists in conducting efficacy/validity research.


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