Educational Research Center Of America Hires Michael K. Conn, Ph.D.

Educational Research Center of America welcomes Michael K. Conn, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President of Research

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Educational Research Center of America ("ERCA"), a not-for-profit research organization, today announced that it has engaged Michael K. Conn, Ph.D., as its new Senior Vice President of Research.

Mr. Conn brings over 20 years of extensive experience in creative research and survey design, program evaluation, outcomes measurement for non-profits, and leadership of a complex research institute to ERCA., which looks forward to Mr. Conn's knowledge of research and programs on positive youth development benefiting ERCA activities.

Ed Doody, Executive Director of ERCA, commented, "We are very pleased to announce that Michael will lead our new research focus on student career aspirations and career pathways. Among youth development organizations, he has earned tremendous respect for his commitment and leadership."

Mr. Conn previously served as Vice President, Research, at Girl Scouts of the USA in New York, NY, where he founded and led the Girl Scout Research Institute. Prior to his tenure at Girl Scouts of the USA, Mr. Conn was on the research staff at Columbia University and taught at Rutgers University. Additionally, Mr. Conn was Co-Chair of the National Collaboration for Youth – Research Group from 2008 through 2013 and served on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Youth Development from 2010 through 2013.

Mr. Conn earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, holds MPhil and MA degrees in Psychology from CUNY, as well as an MS in Applied Behavioral Science/Psychology from Virginia Tech.  He earned his BA in Psychology and Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook.

About Educational Research Center of America

Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) is a non-profit organization that currently conducts annual voluntary surveys of secondary school students. The survey questions concentrate on students' career paths and goals, and educational experiences leading to careers. Non-personally identifiable information collected through the survey is compiled in ERCA's Annual Secondary School Student Survey Report. For more information on ERCA, please visit:

Media Contact: Ed Doody, Educational Research Center of America, 516.345.0027,

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