Ryan Smerek is an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change program at Northwestern University. He is the author of Organizational Learning and Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture. Over the last 20 years, in addition to organizational learning, Ryan has taught, researched, and published on the learning process of new executives, how culture impacts performance, and how to lead change and innovation. He publishes a blog titled “Learning at Work” in Psychology Today. He received a BA from Dartmouth College, an EdM from Harvard University, and a PhD from the University of Michigan.