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Divya Bheda, PhD

Director of Assessment & Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Outcomes Assessment, Program Evaluation, and Continuous Improvement
  • Teaching and Learning, and Curricular Effectiveness and Innovation
  • Social Justice
  • Student Success and Institutional Responsiveness
  • Survey Design
  • Culturally Responsive Approaches to Assessment, Evaluation, Curriculum Design, and Pedagogy/Andragogy


  • PhD in Critical and Socio-Cultural studies in Education, University of Oregon, USA
  • MS in Educational Leadership, University of Oregon, USA
  • MA in Mass Communication, Madras University, India
  • BA in Psychology, Communicative English, and English Literature, Bangalore University, India


  • Dissertation Title: Developing a Theoretical Framework of Responsiveness in Educational Institutions and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Master’s Thesis Title: Effect of Service-Learning on Students, on the community, and the School: analysis of Key concepts, Benefits, and Issues in Service-Learning

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • International Student Experiences
  • Social Justice Issues in Education and Assessment
  • Feminist, Transformative, and EmpowermentApproaches to Program Evaluation

 Select Profession Experience:

  • Assessment Leadership Academy Selected Participant, Class of 2019-2020
  • Director of Institutional Assessment at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Program Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, University of Oregon
  • Public Relations and Event Management Consultant, Adroit P.R. Pvt. Ltd., India