The Performance Improvement Journal, or PIJ as we call it ‘round these parts, is ISPI’s journal, which is published 10 times a year (May/June and November/December are the issues of combined months). Published in partnership with John Wiley & Sons Inc., Performance Improvement is an acclaimed journal geared toward practitioners of performance technology in the workplace. Learn from hands-on experiences with models, interventions, “how-to” guides, and ready-to-use job aids, as well as research articles. Performance Improvement also offers updates on trends, reviews, and field viewpoints. The journal deals with all types of interventions and all phases of the human performance technology (HPT) process. The common theme is performance improvement practice or technique that is supported by research or germane theory.

The journal recently lost its editor Joan Dessinger to illness and she will truly be missed. The journal is currently welcoming two new editors who have taken Joan’s vision and added their own insight, which will only improve the journal and make it better than it already is. The new editors-in-chief, Darlene M. Van Tiem and James L. Moseley, are seasoned professionals with a lot of great ideas and plenty of drive! Darlene and Jim’s first publication will be the September issue of the journal–we are all looking forward that issue.

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About the Editors

Darlene M. Van Tiem, CPT, CPLP, PhD, is part-time faculty at Capella University and associate professor emeritus and former coordinator of graduate-level performance improvement and instructional design in the School of Education, University of Michigan, Dearborn. She is a past president of international ISPI and was a member of the international board of directors between 2006 and 2011. She has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles for many professional association publications and is lead author for the third edition of Fundamentals of Performance Improvement (2012). She has presented, consulted, or worked for the auto industry, telecommunications, marketing, medical, educational, and other industries. Email

James L. Moseley, EdD, LPC, CHES, CPT, is an associate professor at Wayne State University’s College of Education Instructional Technology Program. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan, a certified health education specialist, and a certified performance technologist. He teaches and advises doctoral students in program evaluation, performance improvement and consulting, curriculum development, and adult learning. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in the Social Sciences, Business, and Education and the 2012 Kathleen Reilly Koory Endowed Faculty Development Award from Wayne State University. He has published and presented in our discipline. Moseley was co-editor with Joan C. Dessinger of the ISPI/Wiley Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace: Volume 3: Measurement and Evaluation. He is co-author with Darlene M. Van Tiem and Joan C. Dessinger of award-winning companion books Fundamentals of Performance Technology: A Guide to Improving People, Process, and Performance (1st and 2nd editions) and Performance Improvement Interventions: Enhancing People, Processes, and Organizations Through Performance Technology; and co-author with Joan C. Dessinger of Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement and Training Older Workers and Learners: Maximizing the Performance of an Aging Workforce. He holds six graduate degrees including MA, MSLS, MEd, MSA, EdS, and EdD, in addition to certificates in high school teaching, health administration, gerontology, and professional business leadership certificates from Oxford and Harvard. He is a member of ISPI and ASTD and is frequently invited to present at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Email