AAC&U Senior Fellows

AAC&U is grateful to our Senior Fellows and Scholars for their commitment to our mission and work. Fellows and Scholars, through their connection with one of our Educational Affairs offices or the president’s office, are actively engaged in contributing to our ongoing programs, grant-funded initiatives, and/or research agenda. Learn more about how to serve as an AAC&U fellow or scholar.

See also AAC&U Distinguished Fellows.

Pearl Bartelt
Senior Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Nancy Budwig
Senior Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Nancy Cantor
Senior Fellow
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen
Senior Scholar
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Higher Education Research, Teacher Education, Diversity in Higher Education, Access and Equity, Assessment, Faculty Development, Leadership, Institutional Change
Gwendolyn Dungy
Senior Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Susan Elrod
Senior Scholar
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
Areas of Expertise: 
STEM Education, Science Education Research, Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Leadership Development, Institutional Change
Gail G. Evans
Senior Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
General Education Reform
Ashley Finley
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Dominican Experience and Senior Fellow, AAC&U
Dominican University of California
Areas of Expertise: 
Gender and Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Program Implementation and Evaluation, Quantitative Methods
Paul L. Gaston
Trustees Professor
Kent State University
Areas of Expertise: 
Higher Education Reform
Melvin Hall
Senior Scholar
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
Lee Knefelkamp
Senior Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Higher Education Research, Diversity in Higher Education, Institutional Change, Teaching and Learning, Pedagogical Change, Intercultural Communication
Pat Lowrie
Senior Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Women and Women of Color and Leadership Development and Equity, Access and Inclusion in Higher Education, Health Professions Education
Patrice McDermott
Senior Fellow
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
William J. McKinney
LEAP States Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Faculty Development, Bridging the Completion Agenda and the Quality Imperative, Linking Liberal Education and the Professions, Adult Experiential Education, Distance Learning
Elizabeth Minnich
Senior Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Inclusive Knowledge, Research, Teaching, Institutional Provisions, Teaching Thinking and Judgment, Democracy, Justice, Moral Concerns in Education, advocacy for Liberal Education; Philosophy of Education
David Paris
Senior Scholar
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
General Higher Education Issues, Higher Education Research, Assessment and Accountability, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Faculty Development, Advocacy for Liberal Education
Linda Slakey
Senior Fellow
Office of the President
AAC&U
Joan Straumanis
Senior Fellow
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Philosophy, Mathematics, Science Education Reform, Science Policy, Health Science Education, Program Evaluation, Accreditation, Academic Administration
Daniel F. Sullivan
Senior Fellow
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U
Orlando Taylor
Senior Fellow
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U
Mary-Ann Winkelmes
Senior Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Kathy Wolfe
Senior Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U