Internationally recognized consultant, speaker, writer, and workshop facilitator on a broad variety of higher education assessment and accreditation topics.
- Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey-Bass) is one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education. The 3rd edition is now available.
- 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.
After seven years as a Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (an accreditor of colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States), I now work with colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
With 40 years of experience in higher education administration, I understand how colleges work. Prior positions include serving as 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 research, strategic planning, and quality management.
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.