Marcia Heiman, Ph.D.

Founder of Learning to Learn

Dr. Marcia Heiman is Chief Executive Officer of Learning to Learn, Inc., a consulting and publishing firm in New York,NY. The firm provides Learning to Learn seminars and materials for educators and companies. She is also the Head of Research and Development at Boston College's Learning to Learn Department.
Dr. Heiman is the co-developer of the National Education Association's Building Thinking Skills series and co-editor of the NEA's Thinking Skills Instruction: Concepts and Techniques, co-author of Learning to Learn: Critical Thinking Skills for the Quality Workforce; and co-developer of Learning to Learn, an interactive video course which IBM made available to its entire workforce worldwide.

Dr. Heiman has been researching and developing aspects of Learning to Learn since she earned her doctorate. She served as director of college learning centers at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of New Hampshire, Roxbury Community College, and Boston College. She has tested the impact of LTL on educationally disadvantaged students at these colleges and universities and at public schools across the country, including Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Benton Harbor, MI. LTL's controlled studies showing measurable changes in learning have been externally validated by the U.S. Department of Education's Joint Dissemination Review Board.

Dr. Heiman holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, a Masters in Research in Instruction from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Michigan.

Kathryn Braxton Thompson

National Director of Training

Ms. Thompson taught in the public schools of Greenville, MS for more than 20 years, and is a past President of the Greenville Teachers' Association. She has also taught Learning to Learn at the college level, and has conducted numerous faculty training seminars for Learning to Learn.

Ms. Thompson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a Master's Degree in Special Education & Psychometry (Delta State University, Specialist in Education degree and No Child Left Behind Endorsements in language, reading, and math at Delta State University. Kathy was a Teaching Assistant working under Dr. Heiman's direction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Program for Learning and Teaching.