Connie Rath, Ed.D., is Vice Chair of Gallup and Dean of Gallup Education. Dr. Rath leads Gallup’s Education Practice, which serves school districts, states, and institutions of higher education. The Education Practice conducts groundbreaking research into the measurements that improve education leadership development and teacher effectiveness and that predict student success. Under her leadership, Gallup helps K-12 school districts to facilitate student success through selection, strengths development, and measurement. Dr. Rath also leads Gallup’s services to higher education. Gallup works with campus leaders to bring meaningful change through programs in strengths-based development for students, staff, and faculty and by measuring the engagement and wellbeing of the people who learn and work at colleges and universities.
Prior to assuming her current role, Dr. Rath was responsible for overseeing Gallup’s leadership and management education services and forging Gallup’s partnerships with graduate schools. She has managed Gallup’s selection and development services and led Gallup’s human resources efforts for 20 years. Dr. Rath’s work has included managing the research of more than 200 job profiles across a wide range of positions; each profile is designed to help organizations identify candidates with the potential for outstanding performance. She has designed many performance and compensation systems and consulted with companies on implementing them.
Dr. Rath’s professional and community activities have included many school and business partnerships. She is a board member of the Public Education Network and the Foundation of Society of Psychologists in Management. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, the Advisory Council for the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Iowa, and the Board of Advisors for the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Rath earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her doctorate in education and leadership from the University of Southern California.