Advisory Council

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

At the Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education, we are proud that our work has a wide impact on institutional effectiveness and improvement. We are always thinking of new ways to enhance the tools and services we offer to best meet the needs of higher education institutions and professionals. As such, we have asked some of higher education’s most innovative, well-respected, and accomplished experts to serve on the IEHE Advisory Council. This distinguished group is invited under the IEHE tent to provide their critique, input, and suggestions for improvement on IEHE tools.

Meet The IEHE Advisory Council

P Daniel Chen, PhD

P Daniel Chen, PhD

Director and Associate Professor of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University

Dr. Chen research focuses on understanding the effects of institutional policies and practices, socioeconomic and political forces, and individual factors on college student development and learning outcomes.

Mary Ann Coughlin, PhD

Mary Ann Coughlin, PhD

Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Springfield College

Dr. Coughlin supervises academic support services and provides leadership for program review, outcomes assessment, faculty development, student success initiatives, and institutional research.

Jillian Kinzie, PhD

Jillian Kinzie, PhD

Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement NSSE

Her research interests include assessment of college and university quality, first year student development, teaching and learning in college, equity and student success in college, high impact practices, learning outcomes assessment, and women in underrepresented fields.

Paula Krist, PhD

Paula Krist, PhD

Director of Institutional Research and Planning for University of San Diego

Dr. Krist works with both academic and student affairs, helping conduct assessments, analyzing data, and interpreting results. In addition, she serves on accreditation review committees and advises PhD candidates at USD and other universities through committee membership.

Rich Pattenaude, PhD

Rich Pattenaude, PhD

Former Chancellor, University of Maine System and Former President, Ashford University

Dr. Pattenaude has led several institutions to success, including the University of Maine System Chancellor, University of Southern Maine President, Ashford University President, and the New England Commission of Higher Education Commission Chair.