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Heather Hussey, PHD

Assistant Vice President of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

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Heather has been with NCU since 2011, serving in a variety of roles such as research specialist supporting faculty and students in their dissertation work, director of research curriculum and practice, Institutional Review Board member, and director of institutional assessment. Heather has led numerous continuous improvement efforts at the institution, including a recent study involving 100 people from multiple institutions and organizations looking at the quality of NCU dissertations compared to our peers. 

Heather holds five degrees from the University of New Hampshire, including a Master of Science in College Teaching and a PhD in Psychology. As a lifelong learner, Heather has also completed the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy and became an AAC&U VALUE Institute certified scorer. Heather’s research interests involve curriculum development and assessment surrounding student-centered learning, unique teaching methods, and inclusive curriculum. Ze is also an active special education advocate in zir community, serving on multiple boards and state taskforces helping families to get the academic and therapeutic services their children need.