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Member Forum: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

The proliferation of new digital data sources and the development of new programming languages that can quickly make sense of these data are changing the nature of how public policy makers and the general public understand how government works – and when it doesn’t. This discussion will focus on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

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Dr. Laura Bloomberg Appointed as Associate Dean at Minnesota

June 7, 2013 09:31 AM

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has appointed Dr. Laura Bloomberg as associate dean, with responsibilities for advancing the school's mission related to high quality teaching and learning, public policy research, and community engaged scholarship. Bloomberg previously served as executive director of the Center for Integrative Leadership, a joint initiative with the Carlson School of Management, the College of Education and Human Development, and the School of Public Health, and has been a member of the graduate faculty since 2007.

Dean Eric Schwartz commented on the appointment: “We are delighted that Dr. Bloomberg has agreed to take on this critically important position. A stellar member of the Humphrey graduate faculty and a superb administrator with a deep appreciation of the research, training, and service missions of the Humphrey School, Laura will play a key role in the growth and development of the Humphrey School in the years to come.”

A former academic administrator in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education, Dr. Bloomberg has most recently focused her research and policy work on public and nonprofit leadership and management, youth development, cross-cultural dialogue, and educational policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from St. Cloud State University, master's degrees in psychometrics and educational psychology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.

 

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