AAC&U Sources and Experts

AAC&U senior staff members and senior fellows are reliable and expert sources of information on many topics related to undergraduate education and liberal learning. AAC&U staff members can also direct reporters to experts in the field at any of our nearly 1,400 member colleges and universities. For general information or to be put in touch with an appropriate source, please call Anne Jenkis, senior director of communications, at 202.387.3760 (ext. 422) or e-mail jenkins@aacu.org. Feel free to e-mail the following individuals directly for specific information in their areas of expertise.

Susan Albertine
Senior Scholar, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons; Director, LEAP States Initiative
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
General Education and Assessment, Global Liberal Education, Teaching and Learning, Faculty Development, P-16 Access and Equity, Institutional Change
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
Susan Elrod
Senior Scholar
Office of Undergraduate Science Education (PKAL/STEM)
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
Ann Ferren
Distinguished Fellow
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
General Education Models; Use of Resources/Costing-Out Models; Politics and Strategy; Improving Teaching; Strengthening Curricula
Paul L. Gaston
Trustees Professor
Kent State University
Areas of Expertise: 
Higher Education Reform
Anne Jenkins
Senior Director for Communications
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Strategic communications; media and influencer relations; content and marketing strategy; messaging; crisis communications; program and event management
Amy Jessen-Marshall
Vice President
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Integrative Learning, Global Learning, Outcomes Based Assessment, Rubric Development, Curriculum Development and Pedagogy, Faculty Development, Learning Communities and Organizational Change
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
Kelly Mack
Vice President and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope
Office of Undergraduate Science Education (PKAL/STEM)
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Broadening Participation in Higher Education, STEM Undergraduate Education, Faculty Development, STEM Gender Equity, Intersectionality, Institutional Transformation.
Kate McConnell
Senior Director for Research and Assessment
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Course-Embedded Assessment, Aligning Pedagogy with Assessment Efforts, Rubrics, Faculty Development, Leveraging the Learning Sciences in the Classroom
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
Tia Brown McNair
Vice President
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
P-16, Access and Student Success, Equity and Diversity, Inclusion, Theory to Practice, Policy Development, Institutional Change, Statewide Network Building
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
Caryn McTighe Musil
Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Women in Higher Education, Diversity in Higher Education, Curriculum and Faculty Development, International Education, Civic Engagement
Lisa Russell O'Shea
Senior Director of Development
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Major Giving, Annuities and other Planned Giving Vehicles, Making the Case for Giving, Donor Stewardship, Guided Inquiry Learning, Change Management for Institutions and Individuals
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
Lynn Pasquerella, AAC&U President-Elect
President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Advocacy for Liberal Education, Access to Excellence in Higher Education, Civic Engagement, Strategic Planning, Assessment and Accreditation
Gregory Prince
Senior Fellow
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
High School Reform and College Access, Institution Building, Student and Institutional Activism
Judith A. Ramaley
Distinguished Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Institutional Change, Leadership Development, Campus Financial Planning, STEM Education Reform, Higher Education Policy, Sustainability, Civic Engagement
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
Vice President
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment and Executive Director of VALUE
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
General Education, Assessment, Institutional Change, Curricular Alignment and Transfer (Community Colleges and Post-secondary), Quality of Student Learning, Access
Eugene Rice
Distinguished Fellow
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Scholarship, Faculty Work
Melissa Soto
Director of Undergraduate STEM Education
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Higher Education, Gender Equity, Institutional Transformation, Faculty Development
Bethany Zecher Sutton
Chief of Staff and Coordinating Director, LEAP
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Communications and Advocacy, Organizational Change, General Higher Education Issues
Dawn Whitehead
Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change
Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Civic Engagement, Education Abroad, Global Learning, International and Comparative Education, International Service Learning, Internationalization of the Curriculum