Wendy Bjorklund is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies where she has been involved with departmental level assessment for six years, three and a half years as her department's assessment committee's chairperson. She is in her second year of serving as the College of Fine Arts and Humanities assessment coordinator and is a member of the university's Assessment Steering Committee.
Melanie Guentzel is the Director of Graduate Student Services. She has a Ph.D. in Student Affairs Administration and Research from the University of Iowa. Melanie has participated in designing and implementing assessment practices in both academic and student affairs settings. Her areas of interest are assessment in graduate education and student life and development and using qualitative methods for assessment.
Michelle Kukoleca Hammes
Sandra Johnson was the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Science and Engineering. In that capacity, and as a mathematics faculty member, she views assessment as an opportunity to improve student learning.
Joe Melcher has been the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Social Sciences since 2004 and General Education Assessment Director for SCSU since 2007. He looks forward to working with individual faculty and/or academic programs to make assessment of student learning both manageable and useful.
Kenneth Miller is a professor in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department. He is currently in his ninth year at St. Cloud State University. Dr. Miller has been in charge of assembling the accreditation (ABET) self-study for the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering programs for the last six years. His current project is updating and documenting the department assessment methods.
Amos Olagunju has previously served as a managerial department chair, and a dean of graduate studies and chief research officer. Olagunju received his doctorate in Educational Research and Evaluation from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over the years, Olagunju served on university-wide academic program evaluation task force, teaching effectiveness and outcome assessment committees at different institutions. He has over 20 years of experience with academic program assessment.
Mark Petzold is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is currently responsible for assessment and ABET accreditation for the undergraduate programs in his department, and is responsible for writing the ABET reports and self-studies for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs. In addition, he is a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, representing the IEEE in accreditation work.
Joyce Simones, is a professor in the Department of Nursing Sciences where she has been the Assessment Coordinator for the past 5 years. She has also been a member of the College of Science and Engineering (COSE). The Nursing Department has been nationally accredited for the past 5 years by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Chukwunyere "Chuks" Ugochukwu
Assistant Professor of Community Development in the Community Studies Department has a healthy interest in assessment resulting in his training as an assessment peer consultant. He looks forward to working with colleagues that are green to the assessment process.