Assessment Rocks


Jeremy with short hair and a tie How did my hair ever get this short, especially for a rock star? It's a long story and I don't mean to point fingers (especially when they are pointed at me), but I will say it is important to never mix up inches with millimeters. 

Briefly about me: I have been continuously in schools in one form or another since my parents enrolled me at the age of three in Montessori school in Sioux Falls, SD. You would think, for someone who has over four decades of experience as a student, a teacher, and an administrator, that I would know the difference between "continuously" and "continually," but I don't, so please excuse me for a moment while I Google. Thank you for your patience, I'm back. I have determined I used the wrong word earlier in this paragraph because I have not been in schools "without interruption" for over four decades (that is to say: I occasionally leave school to engage in rock star activities, such as waiting in line at the DMV), but I am also lazy, so I am not changing it now.

I have bachelor's degree in secondary mathematics education, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction, a doctoral degree in qualitative, quantitative, and psychometric methods, and another master's degree in public health. I list these degrees here not to brag, but to show that I am indecisive. (Or am I?)

I have worked in higher education assessment for more than ten years in both academic and co-curricular (student affairs) domains. I have published and presented on higher education assessment at numerous institutions and conferences across the United States. If you think you might be interested in having me visit your institution or present at your conference, please contact me at

I enjoy alpine skiing, music, long walks on the beach, and re-watching episodes of Seinfeld. I played bass guitar in Oklahoma's #1 Metallica cover band but have since given that up to open up more time to spend with my rock and roll wife, my rock and roll kids, and my rock and roll dog (no cats because cats can never be rock and roll).