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Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ

Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ is an Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University. Her scholarship and practice are focused on the role of Adult Education in meeting the individual and the political-economic challenges of the emerging knowledge society. With expertise in qualitative research methods, she has studied the inter-dependencies of work organization and individual learning in traditional as well as emerging occupations. Her current interests include: work and learning, emerging occupations, sustainable organizations and green jobs, workforce development, and narrative inquiry and learning life history.

Dr. Scully-Russ has more than 25 years experience as a workplace learning and workforce development practitioner in a wide range of industries including health care, telecommunications, manufacturing, hospitality, and the public sector. She has worked with dozens union-management partnerships on the firm, regional, and industrial levels to develop policies and programs to meet the dual goals of supporting individual learning and development and improving industry and firm performance. She has represented the U.S. Labor Movement on national boards, commissions, and benchmarking studies aimed at improving the U.S. workforce development system. Dr. Scully-Russ holds a Masters in Adult and Continuing Education and an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Liberia in the early 1980s.

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