Kathryn Martell, Dean, College of Business, Central Washington University
Kathryn Martell (PhD, University of Maryland, BA, University of Chicago) is Dean of the College of Business at Central Washington University. Prior to her position at Central Washington, she was Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Administration at Kean University and Associate Dean, Associate Provost and Professor of Management at Montclair State University. Before entering academia, Dr. Martell spent 12 years in Washington D.C. as a consultant, government analyst, and lobbyist. Dr. Martell is a nationally-known expert on the topic of assessing student learning. Since the new accreditation standards were passed in April 2003, Dr. Martell has worked closely with the AACSB to help schools meet the Assurance of Learning standards. More than 900 faculty and administrators from 250 universities have attended the AACSB seminars that Dr. Martell facilitates on Assessment of Student Learning. She is also a frequent speaker at AACSB national and regional conferences. She developed the content for AACSB’s on-line Assessment Resource Center (www.aacsb.edu/ARC), and edited the recently released books published by the AACSB and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) – Assessment of Student Learning in Business Schools: Best Practices Each Step of the Way. She has provided consulting advice to dozens of universities on assurance of student learning.