A bitty bio: Kate currently serves as the Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi. She holds a masters degree in education from Purdue University and a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Nevada Reno. She has considerable experience in assessment of educational and research activities, time-series research design, and performance measurement/improvement. She has been consulting with schools, universities and non-profits in the USA and UK for over 20 years to improve their ability to implement contextual changes and measure learning/organizational outcomes. Kate regularly designs and conducts research related to student learning and preference. Kate is an active presenter at national and international conferences.