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Erika Prager, EDD

Associate Dean of Students, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accountability
  • Accreditation
  • Adult and Post-Secondary Education


  • ​EdD - Adult and Post-Secondary Education - University of Wyoming
  • MPA - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • BA - Political Science and Geography - University of North Carolina at Charlotte


  • An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Student Performance on Broad Measures of Student Learning

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Assessment
  • Student Learning
  • Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications:

  • Prager, E., Hall, B. M., Wellner, L., & Riggle, B. A. (2020). Fit for purpose: Design thinking for the EdD Program. In R. Throne (Ed.), Practice-based and practice-led research for dissertation development (pp. 21-42). IGI Global.
  • Prager, E., Hall, B. M., Throne, R, Wellner, L., & Riggle, B. A. (2020). Process considerations for the development and assessment of virtual education doctorates. In C. M. Sistek-Chandler (Ed.), Exploring learning through synchronous and asynchronous instructional methods (pp. 178-201). IGI Global.
  • Skinner, M. and Prager, E. (2015). Strategic partnerships: Leveraging the center for teaching and learning to garner support for assessment of student learning. Assessment Update27 (3), 12-13.


Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​Director of Assessment & Associate Professor, School of Education  (August 2017 – present)
  • Content Expert and Instructor for:
  • ID-5300 Assessment of Learning,
  • LHE-7100 Leadership, Management, and Supervision in Higher Education
  • LHE-7600 Strategic Planning and Operations In Higher Education
  • CT-7400 Assessment Practices
  • Former University Assessment Specialist, University of Wyoming (2005-2017) & First-Year Seminar instructor