Alexandria, Virginia — The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), an industry leader offering a science-based approach to talent management, education, assessment, credentialing, and program evaluation, is pleased to announce that Steve Ferrara, Ph.D., has joined the organization as a principal scientist.

“Everyone knows what an outstanding organization HumRRO is and the amount of talent here,” said Ferrara. “I’m proud and excited to join and look forward to accomplishing important, meaningful work for our clients.”

Before joining HumRRO, Ferrara served as Measurement Solutions Architect at Cognia and, prior to that, was Vice President of Performance Assessment and led the Center for Next Generation Learning and Assessment at Pearson’s Research and Innovation Network. He began his career as a high school special education teacher and later served as a state assessment director for Maryland. He brings to HumRRO a wealth of experience and knowledge, having conducted research and operational work in educational assessment—both large scale and classroom formative, including examinee response processes, assessment design, performance assessment, and standard setting.

“We are honored to have Dr. Ferrara join our team,” said Harold Doran, Ed.D., Vice President and Operations Director at HumRRO. “Steve has proven to be among the most thoughtful assessment practitioners and thought leaders in the field and his decades of experience across all aspects of the assessment industry adds to our amazing team of experts.”

About HumRRO
HumRRO is a nationally recognized, nonprofit applied research and consulting organization, established in 1951 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, KentuckyMinneapolis; and Monterey, California. We provide our clients with customized solutions for complex business, HR, educational, and organizational challenges. Our areas of expertise include talent management, hiring and promotion, education research and evaluation, credentialing, people analytics, and leadership assessment.

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