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Martha A. Gephart

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • B.A., Stanford University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Scholarly Interests

Learning and performance in organizations.


Organizational and community contexts that promote effective learning and development.


Assessment of organizational learning and links to performance in diverse organizational and inter-organizational settings. 


Evaluation of programs and interventions in complex organizational settings.


Selected Publications

"Measuring Learning Linked to Performance" (Performance Measurement and Management: Research and Action)


"Learning Organizations Come Alive" (Training and Development)



"The Road to High Performance" (Training and Development)



"Neighborhoods and Communities as Contexts for Development"  (Neighborhood Poverty: Context and Consequences for Children)



The Organizational Characteristics of Supportive Environments for Youth (Public/Private Ventures)


office hours

By appointment.

ORLD 5550: Research on organizational learning

Students will read and discuss theory and research on organizational learning for knowledge/expertise creation and sharing; and review, design, or conduct research in schools, businesses, or not-for-profit organizations.

Documents & Papers

Download: Curriculum Vitae [Word]

Centers and Projects

J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations
Website: http://www.jmhuberinstitute.org

The J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations was established in 1999 to advance the state of knowledge and practice for learning and change in organizations. The Institute's research focuses on ways in which strategic organizational learning and knowledge creation and sharing enhance performance and change.

Working through partnerships with diverse organizations -- including business, schools, government and not-for-profit agencies -- the Institute conducts organizational assessments and action research. Its tools enable organizations to get faster results and better decisions by leveraging learning to improve performance.

The Institute and its partners work together to create and share knowledge and practical solutions. The Institute is located at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The Huber Institute was created through a grant from the J.M. Huber Corporation. J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, is a diversified multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources, and technology-based service solutions, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion.



Martha A. Gephart appeared in the following articles:

Partners in Pressing for Reforms in Education (4/1/2000)

New Institute for Learning in Organizations (1/1/1999)