Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ ) is a peer-reviewed journal created to stimulate professional discussion in the field and to advance the discipline of performance improvement through publishing scholarly works. Its emphasis is on human performance technologies such as front-end analysis or evaluation. It also offers literature reviews and experimental studies with a scholarly base, and some case studies. PIQ is published in partnership with John Wiley & Sons and is available to ISPI members as one of many benefits with unlimited access to PIQ through the Wiley publications website.
Previous editor, Richard Pearlstein, PhD, completed his term of service earlier this year. And, after sifting through many qualified applications, ISPI selected Dr. Ingrid Guerra-Lopez. Dr. Guerra-Lopez has a wonderful vision for PIQ and plans to take the publication to new heights.
Dr. Ingrid Guerra-Lopez is an internationally recognized performance improvement researcher, practitioner, and best-selling author, with a long history of involvement with ISPI, most recently serving on the Board of Directors. She is Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Learning and Performance Improvement at Wayne State University, and Research Professor at the Sonora Institute of Technology.
Her research, consulting, and teaching focus on improving human and organizational performance through needs assessment and evaluation, with a particular focus on the mapping and measurement of performance indicators, and increasing effective data usage, decision-making, and results. Dr. Guerra-Lopez has published six books and approximately 50 articles, half of which were research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and 21 of these being published in important ISPI publications, such as PIQ, Performance Improvement journal, PerformanceXpress, the latest edition of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology, as well as the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace. Her latest co-authored book with Roger Kaufman, Needs Assessment for Organizational Success has become an American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) best-seller. Her book, Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance, is one of the most widely used evaluation books in instructional systems and performance improvement graduate programs.
Throughout the years, Dr. Guerra-Lopez has mentored hundreds of performance improvement students, and engaged them in the field, and with ISPI in particular at various capacities, including as members, volunteers, presenters, practitioners, researchers, and authors. Additionally, she disseminated performance improvement research and evidenced-based practices internationally in 34 countries, across 5 continents, with particular emphasis in Latin America.