Faculty and Staff: Megan Paul

Education

  • B.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha, Psychology, 1994
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2002

Areas of Interest

  • Job analysis
  • Employment testing and surveys
  • Personnel selection
  • Evidence-based training curriculum development
  • Training evaluation
  • Employee retention
  • Performance management
  • Employee motivation and morale
  • Program evaluation

CCFL Projects

  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Child and Family Services Training
    Conduct evaluation of training curriculum, delivery, and outcomes for new worker and in-service training for Child and Family Services Specialists at Nebraska DHHS.

Presentations & Publications

  • Paul, M. E. (2015, October). Evidence-based training design and development. Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Denver, CO.
  • Paul, M. E. (2014, October). Evidence-based training design and development. Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Louisville, KY.
  • Paul, M. E., & Saathoff, K. I. (2012, May). Ensuring curriculum readiness through formative evaluation. Presentation at the 15th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, Berkeley, CA.
  • Paul, M. E., Saathoff, K. I., & Graef, M. I. (2012, May). Developing behavior-based rating scales for performance assessments. Presentation at the 15th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, Berkeley, CA.
  • Paul, M. E., Saathoff, K. I., & Reuhlow, B. (2011, October). Maximizing the Quality of Training Curriculum Through Formative Evaluation. Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Madison, WI.
  • Graef, M. I., Paul, M. E., & Myers, T. L. (2009). Recruiting and selecting child welfare staff. In F. Alwon, K. Greenhill, S. Steib, & B. Schmitt (Eds.), On the job in child welfare: Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a competent child welfare workforce. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America.
  • Paul, M. E., Graef, M. I., Robinson, E. J., & Saathoff, K. I. (2009). Managing performance. In C. Potter & C. Brittain (Eds.), Supervision in child welfare. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Graef, M. I., & Potter, M. E. (2007). Evaluating trainees' testifying behaviors. Training and Development in Human Services, 4(1), 161-167.
  • Paul, M. E. (2007). Evaluating trainees' documentation skills. Training and Development in Human Services, 4(1), 229-243.
  • Paul, M. E., & Graef, M. I. (2007). Strengthening child welfare supervision as a key practice change strategy. Portland , ME : National Child Welfare Resource Center on Organizational Improvement.
  • Potter, M. E. (2005, May). What supervisors want to know: Evaluating the attitude and behavior of protection and safety trainees . Poster session presented at the 8 th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, Berkeley , CA.
  • Graef, M. I., Potter, M. E., Wilson, L., & Caplan, P. (2004, November). Planning an organization's future: Creating systems to build leadership capacity. Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Graef, M. I., & Potter, M. E. (2004, June). Factors related to turnover and retention of child welfare staff: Research-based implications for practice. Presentation at the Biennial Child Welfare Conference: Focus on Evidence-Based Practice, Washington, D.C.
  • Potter, M. E., & Graef, M. I. (2003, September). Building a solid foundation for successful hiring, training, and performance management . Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Anaheim, CA.
  • Graef, M. I., & Potter, M. E. (2003, May). Relationship between CPS trainee characteristics and job performance and retention . Presentation at the 6 th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, Berkeley , CA.
  • Potter, M. E., & Cacioppo, B. F. (2002, November). Evaluating technical skills training: Knowledge and skills-based testing of SACWIS training in Nebraska . Workshop presented at the meeting of the National Staff Development and Training Association, Nashville, TN.
  • Graef, M. I., Potter, M. E., & Rohde, T. L. (2002, June). Why do they stay? Research-based implications for practice. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Child Welfare League of America, St. Louis, MO.
  • Graef, M. I., Potter, M. E., & Rohde, T. L. (2002, June). Continuing innovations in CPS staff recruitment and selection: Results of a statewide test validation study. Workshop presented at the meeting of the Child Welfare League of America, St. Louis, MO.
  • Graef, M. I., & Potter, M. E. (2002). Alternative solutions to the child protective services staffing crisis: Innovations from industrial/organizational psychology. Protecting Children, 17(3), 18- 31. (This article is reprinted with permission from American Humane Association).
  • Graef, M. I., Rohde, T. L., & Potter, M. E. (2002). An intake in-basket test for child protective services trainees. Training and Development in Human Services, 2, 56-60.
Photo of Megan Paul.