Dr. Erica Eckert

Erica Eckert, Ph.D.

Evaluation and Measurement
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation
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Erica Eckert is Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University.  Erica has administrative experience with assessment, reporting, ERP systems, technology, survey development and data analysis, and academic and admissions operations. She is interested in exploring job satisfaction of higher education professionals, assessment in higher education, technology in higher education, and the outdoor physical campus environment. Erica is a member of the Association for Institutional Research, NASPA, OCPA, and the Society for College and University Planning, and serves on the leadership team of NASPA’s Assessment, Evaluation, and Research knowledge community.


B.S.B.A., Accounting, The University of Akron, , M.Ed., Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University, and , Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Kent State University


Assessment in higher education, Accreditation, higher education technology, Strategic Planning, instrument design and testing, academic operations

Research Methods

Quantitative, Instrument Design, Document Analysis, Action Research/Assessment


  • APPA Center for Facilities Research (CFaR) Research Award, 2012