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.

Ashley Finley
Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary to the Board
Office of the President
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Gender and Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Program Implementation and Evaluation, Quantitative Methods
Andrew Flagel
Vice President
Office of Advancement and Member Engagement
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Enrollment Management; Student Affairs; Higher Education Marketing and Communications; Transfer Student Pathways; Access, Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education
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
Kelly Mack
Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Broadening Participation in Higher Education, STEM Undergraduate Education, Faculty Development, STEM Gender Equity, Intersectionality, Institutional Transformation
Kate McConnell
Assistant Vice President 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
Tia Brown McNair
Vice President
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Underserved Student Success, Engagement, and Inclusion; Assessing High-Impact Practices and Intentionality; Inquiry-Based Analysis; Cross-Divisional Collaboration; Equity-Minded Data Analysis and Decision Making; Institutional Planning; Project Development and Implementation
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
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
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
Eddie Watson
Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Teaching and Learning, High Impact Practices, Faculty Development, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Digital Learning, ePortfolios, and Institutional Change
Dawn Whitehead
Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change and Interim Senior Director, Communications
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
Lisa Wills
Senior Director, Undergraduate STEM Education
Office of Undergraduate STEM Education
AAC&U
Areas of Expertise: 
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Research Methods; Cognitive, Psychometric, and Survey Instrument Development; STEM Higher Education Program Performance Assessment and Evaluation