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Ellen Bialo is CEO, President and Founder of Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD), an educational market and product development research company recognized in K-20 publishing as a leader in research and analysis. IESD joined forces with MMS in 2022, and Ellen now serves as a consultant to MMS.

She also founded the DOLS, a professional women’s organization that helps women who work in the business of education help one another.

Ellen received her graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has served the education publishing community as chair of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Section board of directors, an advisor to the National Science Foundation, a Board Member and industry awards judge for EdNET and the Association of Educational Publishers, and a member of the SchoolTech Exposition & Conference advisory board. She earned the QED Pinnacle Mentoring Award for her work in mentoring young professionals in the education marketing field. In 2009, she was awarded the first Education Technology Impact Award ever given by the SIIA.

Her professional contributions include authoring articles for organizations such as the International Society for Technology in Education, the National Institute of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.

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