Zeevelle Nottingham-Lemon, The Choice Program Associate Director of Operations
The Choice Program at UMBC proudly announces the promotion of one of its own, Zeevelle Nottingham-Lemon! In early October, Zeevelle will take on the role of Associate Director of Operations, Choice Jobs.
Zeevelle, a West Baltimore native, holds a B.A. from Lee University in Intercultural Studies: Global Missiology and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Human Security at the University of Baltimore. Last year she was selected by the mayor’s office as one of Baltimore City’s Baltimorphosis Changemakers in honor of the impactful work in violence prevention she accomplished with a committee of young people.
Zeevelle started her journey with The Choice Program at UMBC as an AmeriCorps Community Service-Learning Fellow within the Choice Jobs initiative in 2012. In her new role, Zeevelle will oversee and direct the employment programming Choice offers to young people in the Baltimore area. Through Choice’s Jobs Program, youth are able to take advantage of an array of supported employment services including job readiness training, paid placement at a Flying Fruit social enterprise location, life skills development and more. The Choice Program at UMBC reflects the broader commitment of UMBC and The Shriver Center to harness resources to strengthen our communities and help its staff and student volunteers understand their relationship to civic responsibility within urgent social issues.
Dr. Elliot Lasson, I/O Psychology Graduate Program Director
The Office of Professional Programs within the Division of Professional Studies (DPS) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Elliot Lasson as the Graduate Program Director for the Industrial & Organizational (IO) Psychology program.
Dr. Lasson received his B.A. in Psychology from UMBC with a certificate in Personnel Administration, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Wayne State University in Michigan. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel College in Baltimore, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI and SCP by SHRM.
Dr. Lasson has considerable experience in designing, validating, and implementing recruitment and staffing solutions. He also has over two decades of overall teaching experience, and has been at UMBC since 2009, where he has taught several courses including Job Analysis. Methods of Assessment, and Seminar in Applied Social Psychology. Dr. Lasson’s specialties and interests include talent management, staffing, assessment workforce planning, measurement, training, assessment, coaching, leadership development, performance management, organizational development, employment law, and interviewing.