Linda Bloomberg, EdD

Associate Director, Faculty Support and Development, School of Education


Areas of Expertise:
• Adult learning and development
• Qualitative research
• Organizational leadership

• Ed.D. Columbia University
• M.A. (Jewish Education), Siegal College Judaic Studies
• M.A. (Organizational Psychology), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
• M.A. (Counseling Psychology), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Adult learning and distance education: Case study of a learning community in a graduate distance learning program

Selected Publications:
Journal articles

  • “Learning From a Distance: Creating Connected Communities Through Peer Dialogue Journals,” Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning, (2005)
  • “Culture and Community: Case Study of a Video-Conferenced Graduate Distance Education Program,”  Journal of Distance Education (2007)
  • “Jewish Education: Reflections on Research and Practice,” Journal of Education and Sociology (2010)
  • “How a Learning Community Enhances Individual Learning in a Graduate Distance Education Program,” Journal of Jewish Education (2008)

• Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end, Sage (2012)
• What we now know about Jewish Education: Perspectives on research for practice, Torah Aura Publications (2009)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Cofounder of Columbia University’s Global learning and Leadership Institute
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rider University
• Served on planning and development team for Global LEAD (Leadership Education and Adult Development) Doctoral Program, Columbia University
• Served on international research team for understanding diversity & tolerance in urban contexts (partnership between Columbia University, NYU, GWU)

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