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Director of assessment, Michigan State University

Supporting student learning and faculty innovation by spanning organizational boundaries. I connect learners to their goals through relevant assessment practices across higher education, co-curricular, and student affairs contexts. I utilize adaptive administrative leadership in higher education for program alignment, assessment strategy, methodology and analysis, and decision-making processes for continual improvement. Adaptive leadership engages consultant and client efforts to address tough problems with novel solutions.

• High impact and experiential learning practices in higher education
• Student Affairs (residence life, housing, judicial, recreation)
• Classroom, non-formal and adult learning
• Adventure, field, place-based, and outdoor learning experiences
• Study abroad and International Education

My work relates to where, what, and how undergraduate students learn. My doctoral training in higher education research complement my seven years applied experience in student affairs. My research and consulting help groups of people better understand their organizations, their learners, assessment activities, and program evaluation. My experiences conducting research and evaluation in curricular and co-curricular contexts help me communicate the value of learning across organizational, disciplinary, epistemological, and international boundaries.


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    Director of assessment, Michigan State University