NERA Members: Please consider submitting your professional accomplishments by January 31, 2024 to The NERA Researcher for recognition! Submissions may include completing your degree, a new publication, a new job/position, etc., to

Alex Evangelista and Anika Thrower are seeking contributing authors for a book, Autoethnographic Approaches to Addressing the College Enrollment Crisis. More information included in this flyer. To learn more or submit a proposal manuscript of 1,000 words, please visit:

NERA President-Elect Bo Bashkov has been promoted to Manager of Research at IXL Learning. Bo joined IXL Learning Canada in October 2020 as Lead Research Scientist and relocated to IXL Learning headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area in January 2022.  

NERA Director Henry A. “Hank” Johnson was appointed as the Business Management Department Chair at the New England Institute of Technology in July.

Rebecca S. Natow, EdD, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy and director of the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at Hofstra University, was awarded a Channing Briggs Small Research Grant from the NASPA Foundation to study the role of higher education Title IX administrators as policy actors. The purpose of this study is to understand how higher education Title IX administrators implement federal Title IX policy on college campuses and how this experience shapes their policy consciousness. The research will also examine the extent to which the administrators engage in other policy work regarding Title IX.

NERA Infrastructure Committee member Paulius Satkus, PhD, successfully defended his dissertation in March 2022 titled “The Use of ComplexStructure Items in Multi-Stage Testing”. After receiving his PhD in Assessment & Measurement from James Madison University in May, he began his new position as an Associate Psychometrician at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

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