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Nancy Larner Ruschman
Project Manager
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 3232
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Department:  Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration
Affiliations:  Center for International Education, Development and Research, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy, Curriculum and Instruction
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Nancy Larner Ruschman serves as project manager with the Families, Communities and Schools (FoCuS) research team, a partner of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration at Indiana University-Bloomington. FoCuS serves to support partnerships among schools, families, and communities through collaboration, engagement, and research. In this role, she directs an external research team of 10+ culturally diverse members on nearly a dozen projects focused on evaluating youth and family social service systems in Indiana, Ohio, and Idaho, providing on-going support, training, guidance and quality assurance for project staff. Beyond supervising project staff and data collectors, Nancy acts as a liaison with internal and external project partners, funders, and evaluation participants; she also helps oversee all grant processes.


Prior to her work with IU Bloomington, Nancy worked with The Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. In this role she worked extensively with teachers and administrators within 17 school districts throughout the state of Indiana, including the largest public school district in Indiana, Indianapolis Public Schools, to provide training and technical support in a Creative Problem Solving process for General Education Intervention teams (CPS for GEI). Using this strengths-based support model, the Blumberg team implemented strategies specifically tailored to the strengths of young learners who were struggling academically or behaviorally.


In addition to her work with universities, Ms. Ruschman has also worked with various Indianapolis nonprofit organizations focused on leadership and community development.


    MA, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 
  • Organizational Effectiveness focus in Wellness Management
  • Minor: Business Administration
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