Micro-credentials could supply workers with in-demand skills and help employers better match applicants to job requirements.
- Employment and unemployment
- Survey methodology and management
- Data analysis and dissemination
- Time use measurement
- LGBT measurement
- Training and Reemployment
- Economic Development, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
Diane Herz is a nationally recognized leader in employment-related research and statistics. Her experience includes leading the nation’s labor force survey program (the Current Population Survey) and directing the development of the American Time Use Survey. She also specializes in collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity via federal surveys. At Mathematica, Herz oversees and ensures the quality of projects for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and directs labor-related projects. She also directs the Diversity Council, a group of Mathematica staff who actively seek ways to create a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.
Herz most recently led the Credentialing and Follow-Up Surveys project. This study included an examination of credentials sought by employers, a scan of emerging micro-credentials and an assessment of their potential to help low-skilled workers find jobs, and a long-term follow-up study of participants in the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. She also led the Evaluation of State Labor Market Improvement Grants for DOL. Herz has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Monthly Labor Review, and has contributed to several books. Her research topics have included employment, time use, credentialing, survey development and management, employer-provided training, and pension and retirement trends.
Herz has an M.S. in management information systems and a B.S. in economics. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and the Tuck Business School’s Leadership for Strategic Impact program. Herz served as president of the Washington Statistical Society (2015) and chaired the American Statistical Association’s LGBT Concerns Committee (2016).
Mathematica Expands Comprehensive Diversity Initiative
Expanding the diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiative that it launched 2015, Mathematica Policy Research announced a comprehensive plan to embed new D&I efforts throughout its workplace practices.