Kathryne “Kate” Drezek McConnell
Prior to taking on her current role as Vice President, Dr. McConnell served as AAC&U’s Assistant Vice President for Research and Assessment and Director of the VALUE Institute, AAC&U’s nationwide assessment system that enables any higher ed provider to collect and upload samples of student work to a digital repository and have the work scored by certified VALUE Institute scorers for external validation of student learning. Before joining AAC&U, Dr. McConnell spent ten years at Virginia Tech working in assessment and evaluation also serving as affiliate faculty in Virginia Tech’s grad program in educational psychology. She received a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in history from Providence College (Rhode Island), and a PhD in educational psychology from Virginia Tech.
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