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WELCOME OUR NEW SECRETARY
The METRO Executive Board is proud to announce a new addition to our leadership team: incoming secretary Comila Shahani-Denning, Ph.D.
Comila is Professor and Director of the Industrial/Organizational Master’s Program at Hofstra University. She received her B.A. degree from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, TX. She has served as the Director of the Master’s Program at Hofstra University for over ten years and supervises students at the Masters and doctoral level. She teaches courses at the undergraduate, MA, and doctoral level. Her current research interests are the extent to which recruitment and selection are impacted (enhanced, hindered) by social media, with a particular focus on LinkedIn. Her recent studies in this area aimed at understanding how people choose to present themselves on LinkedIn, which yielded some interesting differences across industries as well as across applicant gender. Dr. Shahani-Denning and colleagues have since completed further research expanding upon this issue, including several experimental studies examining recruiter perceptions of applicant profiles on LinkedIn. She has also actively been involved in cross-cultural research just completing a study where she compared selection practices in the US and India. Dr. Shahani-Denning has provided consulting services to a wide variety of organizations. She has consulted on test development for certification programs, the assessment and evaluation of sales professionals, the implementation of self-managed teams, the facilitation of leadership development programs, the development of organizational certification programs, training evaluation, and needs analysis.
Comila will assume METRO secretary role at the beginning of our 2016-17 season in October, 2016.
Please join us in welcoming Comila! Thank you to all volunteers and members who serve METRO.