Assistant Vice Provost for IT Named Program Chair of AERA Workplace Learning SIG

July 28, 2017

Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., at AERA

(Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., will serve as the 2017-2018 Program Chair of the Workplace Learning SIG.)

Written by: Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist

Assistant Vice Provost for IT Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 Program Chair of the Workplace Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The announcement was made recently via an email sent by the President of the Workplace Learning SIG Shahron Williams van Rooij, Ph.D.

The Workplace Learning SIG examines research, theory and developments taking place in the field of workplace learning. It comprises 158 scholars, educators and researchers from around the world.

In May of this year, SIG members were invited to nominate potential candidates for the Program Chair position. The Program Chair is responsible for organizing the program for the AERA Annual Meeting, a large gathering of AERA members featuring roundtable discussions, panels, workshops, exhibits and seminars.

Other responsibilities of the Program Chair include coordinating the review of paper proposals, announcing proposal decisions to the proposing members, and selecting Session Chairs and Discussants for each SIG session.

In addition to her leadership role in OIT, Dr. Kenon’s involvement with workplace learning also includes serving as a co-editor for a publication entitled Global Workplace Learning. This handbook will feature contributions from an array of international and local scholars and researchers in the field of workplace education and is slated for a fall 2019 publication by the world-renowned Wiley Publishing.

An active member of the AERA, Dr. Kenon served as a Chair and Discussant for two sessions at the 2017 meeting which convened in San Antonio, Texas for the first time. The 2018 meeting will be held in New York City, New York from April 13 – 17 and will focus on the theme “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education.”

AERA is one of the largest professional organizations and boasts over 25,000 researchers and academics from across the U.S. and around the world.


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