I am an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, writer, and workshop facilitator on a broad variety of higher education assessment topics. I work with colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
- Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey Bass) is one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education.
- Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability (Jossey-Bass) features a foreword by Stan Ikenberry.
- I offer a plainspoken, open-minded, flexible, sensitive approach that respects all backgrounds and disciplines and builds trust and rapport.
With over 40 years of experience in higher education administration, I understand how colleges work. Prior positions include serving as a Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Director of the American Association for Higher Education's Assessment Forum, Associate Vice President for Assessment & Institutional Research at Towson University, Assistant to the President for Planning at Millersville University, and Director of Institutional Research at the State University of New York College at Oswego. I have hands-on experience in assessment, institutional effectiveness, and strategic planning.
I have taught graduate courses in assessment and educational research methods and undergraduate courses in writing, statistics, and developmental mathematics.
I hold a B.A. in Quantitative Studies from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa.