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Organizational Learning and Performance

Idaho State University’s Department of Organizational Learning and Performance prepares professionals to identify and diagnose individual and organizational needs and to create, implement, and evaluate learning and other development and performance improvement interventions.

Chris Hanson

New Faculty

Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD

Jenifer Reader

Jenifer Reader is a Clinical Instructor in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program in the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance. Outside Idaho State University, Jenifer works as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Pocatello. Involved in several professional organizations, she has held leadership positions in FCS-related organizations at local, state, and national levels since 2006 and was recently nominated to run for national President-Elect of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in FCS. Jenifer enjoys advocating for the profession of nutrition and dietetics and has received multiple awards to support the creation and maintenance of community nutrition education projects. For that and other work, she was a 2016 recipient of the Southeast Idaho Business Journal’s 20 Under 40 Award, and she was the Masters Recipient of the 2017Idaho State University Outstanding Student Achievement for the Graduate School.

When she is not immersed in FCS-related projects, Jenifer enjoys watching home renovation and design programs, attempting to play the piano, and participating in the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life event. In her current role as president of the Pocatello Dietitians group, Jenifer is preparing to implement a “Spring Into Nutrition Wellness Fair” in the spring of 2018. The fair will offer nutrition education and wellness tips provided by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to individuals of all ages. Particular emphasis will be placed on encouraging and inspiring school-aged children and their caregivers to incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyles. The College of Education is pleased to welcome Jenifer Reader to the OLP faculty. Jenifer can be contacted at allejeni@isu.edu

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Douglas E. Colman, MBA, MS

Douglas Colman

Douglas Colman, new Assistant Professor for Organizational Learning and Performance, is teaching in both the Workplace Training and Leadership and MS in Human Resource Development programs. Douglas received his MBA with an emphasis in Leadership from Adams State University (2013) and is currently a PhD candidate in Experimental Psychology here at Idaho State University. His interests include the ABCs (Antecedents, Behaviors, and Consequences) of those who excel at the ability to make accurate judgments of others. A significant stream of his research is aimed at increasing understanding of how leaders’ level of accuracy in perceiving others’ characteristics might lead to better relations with followers, which likely results in positive follower development, attitudes, and behaviors, that are then predictive of tangible organizational outcomes. When Douglas is not immersed in academic pursuits, he enjoys fly fishing in Idaho and Montana. The College of Education is pleased to welcome Douglas Colman to the faculty of OLP.

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