Dr Linda Dale Bloomberg is founder of Bloomberg Associates and ILIAD© (Institute for Learning Innovations and Adult Development), Advanced Learning Solutions©, and cofounder of Columbia University’s Global Learning and Leadership Institute.
After matriculating in 1976 at King David Linksfield, Linda completed her BA Honours in Psychology at The University of the Witwatersrand, followed by two Masters Degrees; Counselling Psychology and Organizational Psychology. From 1981-1984 she was employed by the South African Human Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Personnel Research, serving as senior researcher focusing on change management, diversity initiatives, and enhanced workplace learning. In 2003 she completed a third Master’s degree in Jewish education from the Siegal College of Judaic Studies (Cleveland, Ohio). In 2006 received her Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership Development from Columbia University, New York.
For over 10 years Linda served as outcomes evaluation consultant for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, where she led the evaluation initiative for over 27 organizations in Atlanta, Israel, and Minsk, Belarus. She has served as adjunct faculty in adult learning and leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, and has taught qualitative research in various U.S. graduate programs. She currently teaches and develops curriculum for graduate education degrees, coaches higher education faculty to teach online, and serves as consultant to numerous higher education, research, and non-profit advisory boards. In 2020 she was invited to serve on the Future Talent Council, Global Advisory Board for Faculty and Staff Development.
Linda presents regularly at national and international professional conferences, and has authored and edited numerous publications in the fields of organizational evaluation, qualitative research, leadership development, adult learning, and professional development for online pedagogy. What We Now Know About Jewish Education: Perspectives on Research for Practice (Torah Aura Publications) received the National Jewish Book award in 2009. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map from Beginning to End, is currently being prepared to its 5th edition. To address the rapid transition to online teaching and learning that has occurred since the pandemic of 2020, and the need for instructional guidance for those working in the field, Linda has a new book currently in publication, The Art [and Science] of Teaching Online: Engaging and Empowering Adult Learners (Teachers College Press, Columbia University, forthcoming 2021).
"I attended King David Linksfield from nursery school to matric, and graduated in 1976. Prior to emigrating to the US my three children, Carla, Brent, and Adam all attended King David Sandton. King David made a significant impact on my life and my career. I will always be grateful for the incredible formal and informal Jewish education that I received at this truly unique school, for the experiences, insights and knowledge, and for the many treasured friendships that continue to this day."