Special Announcement

OCTOBER 13, 2020 – The Institute for Learning Innovation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Senior Fellows, both of whom share our appreciation for the power of lifelong, free-choice learning experiences.

  Kimberly Young is the Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington where she is responsible for graduate, non-credit, and degree completion programs. Kimberly is the chairwoman of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Board, a council member for the Virginia State Region 6 Growth Opportunity Council, and a facilitator at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg. She has worked with leaders in classroom-based and experiential learning in the United States, Canada, China, and Malaysia. Ms. Young was the founding director of the Bloch Executive Education Center at the University of Missouri—Kansas City where she oversaw the Executive MBA, international programs, and customized corporate education. She has more than 20 years of experience in leadership development and consulting. She earned her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and earned both an MBA and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. Kimberly brings with her years of professional learning experience and a strong background in innovation in business, allowing her to find creative ways to reframe business models and approaches.

Eliza Jane Reilly is currently the Director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), which is committed to advancing STEM learning in both formal and contexts by connecting science and technology to civic challenges of direct relevance to learners. She was the first program director of NCSCE’s signature program SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities), which has impacted over 5000 educators since 2001. Eliza has over 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of programs that foster academic leadership and professional development for high-impact and learner-centered teaching. Her past positions include Executive Director of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and Director of Programs at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U. From 2003-2013 she was a faculty member at Franklin & Marshall College, where she also served as the Director of the Phillips Museum of Art, a campus museum that served as a laboratory for innovative interdisciplinary curricula and community participation. In 2018 Eliza was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Division Q) for her contributions to science education and civic engagement. Eliza brings with her valuable experience, gained by working at the intersection between museums, higher education, and informal learning communities where she has developed an expansive network of professionals who are dedicated to solving important challenges in these areas.

It is our sincere pleasure to welcome both of these dynamic professionals to our team as we continue our mission-driven work to help create a world with more equitable learning opportunities for all.

Posted Oct 13, 2020