The Elevate stage hosted many great experts and ideas last year and we’re thrilled to bring you more impressive thought-leadership for the 2019 conference.
Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik
San Diego State University
We are pleased to announce Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, professor of postsecondary educational leadership at San Diego State University, as the keynote speaker for our 2nd Annual Elevate conference.
With a combined three decades of higher ed administrative and faculty experience, Dr. Bresciani Ludvik is focusing her talk on the innovative ways translational neuroscience can be used to improve student learning and well-being.
Dr. Bresciani Ludvik’s work with translational neuroscience seeks to evolve the way we look at assessment and learning, using mindful compassion practices to inform the design and evaluation of workshops, curriculum, and coaching practices. Her focus in this area drives the integration of interdisciplinary knowledge to optimize student learning and development—bringing an exciting and fresh inspiration for Elevate attendees.
In addition to her unique educational effectiveness work, Dr. Bresciani Ludvik has helped empower hundreds of institutions and their leadership, authored more than 200 scholarly articles and has written a dozen books, the most recent of which is entitled The Neuroscience of Learning and Development.
We look forward to the thrilling perspectives Dr. Bresciani Ludvik will bring to Elevate and to all our attendees!
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Cincinnati - Clermont
Topic: Susan’s presentation will focus on an institutional approach to improving student learning.
Elevate fact: University of Cincinnati - Clermont was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards All Star winner!
Jennifer Wells, PhD
Director of Assessment, Kennesaw University
Editor, Council for the Advancement of Standards
Topic: Jennifer is presenting on launching a campus-wide continuous improvement program and on using CAS Standards in your assessment work.
Elevate fact: Jennifer was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards Champion winner!
Paulette Di Angi, PhD
Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Topic: Paulette’s presentation will focus on a faculty-driven approach for course evaluation instrument design.
Elevate fact: MGH Health Institute of Health Professions was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards Trailblazer winner!
Sedef Smith, PhD
Executive Director, Instruction & Faculty
University of Houston - Downtown
Topic: Sedef’s presentation will focus on crafting a balanced approach to evaluation and a data-driven culture.
Elevate fact: University of Houston - Downtown was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards All Star winner!
Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Topic: Mike’s presentation will discuss creating a data-centric division of student affairs.
Elevate fact: University of Massachusetts – Boston was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards Rising Star winner!
Kristi Kneas, PhD
Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Topic: Kristi’s presentation will focus on engaging faculty and gaining buy-in for classroom assessment.
Elevate fact: Elizabethtown College was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards Rising Star winner!
Theresa Ennis, PhD
Director of University Assessment
Tennessee Technological University
Topic: Theresa’s presentation will focus on successful adoption of Campus Labs assessment and course evaluation tools.
Elevate fact: Tennessee Technological University was a 2017 Campus Labs Awards All Star winner and Theresa was a 2018 Campus Labs Awards Champion winner!
Assistant Director of Assessment
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Topic: Tanya’s presentation will focus on identifying activities and creating high-impact ePortfolios.
Dyan L. Jones, PhD
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Associate Professor of Physics
Topic: Dyan is presenting on how personal engagement enables students to apply academic knowledge and skills in developing critical insight about themselves and others, their mission, and civic responsibility.