Michael Niederpruem, PhD
Director of Professional Development Programs
Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
University of Chicago
Mike has 18+ years of experience in leading large-scale assessment, learning, and continuing education/professional development programs. He is skilled in management, business process improvement, organizational development, governance design, and optimizing stakeholder engagement. An exemplar scholar/practitioner in leading and managing professional member associations, specifically in the context of their certification exams and accompanying professional credentials. Mike is currently a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives, where he previously served on both the research and exam committees.
Mike earned a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University’s Doctor of Management program in August of 2017. In addition to the Ph.D., Mike holds a BS and MS from Indiana University, as well as an MA in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.
His prior research focused the problems of practice within professional associations, including volunteer recruitment, satisfaction, and retention. His current research streams are two-fold and include: 1) Adult learning and development, specifically in the context of sustainable employability throughout one’s career, and 2) intergenerativity
, which means “fostering a meaningful fusion of conversations and experiences among often disconnected sources of human creativity like generations, disciplines or nations that inspires new possibilities and innovative actions.”