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Pearson Announces Leah Jewell as President of Health Science and Careers Division

Pearson Announces Leah Jewell as President of Health Science and Careers Division

New York (PRWEB) August 31, 2009 -- The education and technology company Pearson today announced that Leah Jewell has been named president of the Health Science and Careers division of its Professional & Career business.

Pearson's Health Science and Careers division is focused on developing workforce education and skills solutions for high demand occupations in various employment sectors, including nursing, allied health, criminal justice, manufacturing, construction, trades and public safety. The Health Science and Careers Division is one of the fastest-growing businesses within Pearson's North American education operations, with recent successes fueled by new products and services, including new MyLabs digital learning solutions for most disciplines in the portfolio, as well as expanded professional and association partnerships.

"Leah Jewell brings extensive experience and a proven track record that began when she joined Pearson as a sales representative more than two decades ago. She has held roles with increasing responsibility in marketing and editorial across such diverse areas as IT, economics and finance, English, social studies and humanities, and she has been responsible for blockbuster hits, major technology development and broad portfolio success," said Tim Bozik, CEO of Pearson's Professional & Career business.

Pearson's Professional & Career business brings solutions to customers seeking professional education and skills in areas such as business, IT, health sciences and careers, teacher education and development, engineering and computer science. The company's leading products and services include content from thought leaders published under highly respected imprints such as Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Allyn & Bacon and Merrill, and digital solutions that have changed how instructors teach and students learn. Innovative offerings include MyITLab, an online assessment and training system for introductory computer courses; The Neighborhood, a patient care simulation for nursing students; CourseConnect online courses for Criminal Justice; MasteringEngineering, an online homework and personalized tutorial system; and MyEducationLab, an online program that offers education students insight into how real-world classrooms work. The Teacher Education & Development Group is also uniquely positioned to improve teaching effectiveness with content and services that shape teachers from their earliest undergraduate experiences up to and throughout their careers.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include eCollege, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, MyLabs, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to

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