MSLOC Staff

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Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

1800 Sherman Avenue
Suite 3500
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

The MSLOC staff are currently working remotely. Please email us with any questions about the program.

Email: msloc@northwestern.edu

MSLOC Staff

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Bischoff, Danny

Program Coordinator


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Diane Knoepke

Knoepke, Diane

Associate Director of Student Affairs, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program

Building on two decades as a consultant and chief of staff focused on transforming organizations, Diane now partners with change leaders as an Associate Director in Northwestern's MS in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) graduate program. As an advisor, instructor, team leader, and coach, Diane drives people-centered outcomes by using her skills and experience in talent and workforce development, enterprise strategy, program design, partnership creation, and impact measurement. Diane currently co-teaches two courses in MSLOC’s Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations Certificate: Leading Global Change and Developing for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.  

Prior to joining MSLOC, Diane worked both inside organizations and as an external advisor, counseling more than 100 organizations and corporations on organizational strategy, performance measurement, and fundraising partnership creation. Her past roles include consulting with private, public, and social sector organizations, as well as executive leadership experiences ranging from directing a nonprofit’s regional expansion to merging multi-country, multidisciplinary consulting teams.

Diane earned both her graduate (MSLOC) and undergraduate degrees at Northwestern. Diane is an active volunteer and supporter of Springboard to Success, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, and the Chicago Foundation for Women South Side Giving Circle. Diane is also a member of Northwestern University’s Council of One Hundred.


Degrees

  • BA, English, Northwestern University
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2016
Joanna Lasso

Lasso, Joanna

Student Affairs Coordinator


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Kent State University, 1995
Jeff Merrell

Merrell, Jeff

Associate Director, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program

Instructor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2006
  • MBA, Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1989
  • BA, English, Michigan State University, 1977

Research Interests

Organizational learning and knowledge management, digital networked learning, personal learning networks, social media and social collaboration technologies.

Jennifer Pasek

Pasek, Jennifer

Strategic Operations Manager


Degrees

  • BS, Communications, Mundelein College, 1989
Kimberly Scott

Scott, Kimberly

Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MA, Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1991

Research Interests

Improving workplace environments and practices that foster employee wellness, learning and success; relationships between organizational practices and individual engagement and well-being; transitions of individuals into leadership roles and how learning techniques can be designed to accelerate leadership development.

Ryan Smerek

Smerek, Ryan

Associate Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • EdM, Harvard University, 2004
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 2000
Melinda Turnley

Turnley, Melinda

Assistant Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992

Contact Us

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

1800 Sherman Avenue
Suite 3500
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

The MSLOC staff are currently working remotely. Please email us with any questions about the program.

Email: msloc@northwestern.edu