Tamara Walser serves as the Director of Assessment and Evaluation for the Watson College of Education where she is also an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. She has worked in non-profit and for-profit organizations as a program evaluator and assessment specialist and as an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Washington State University. She has authored/co-authored publications on evaluation and assessment and has presented her work nationally and internationally. Dr. Walser has taught courses in evaluation, assessment, research methods, and statistics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation from Utah State University in 2000, has an M.S. in Instructional Design and Development, and is a former French teacher.
Jessica Rivenbark serves as the Technology Support Analyst for the Assessment Office. She has over 10 years of experience in education. Her previous roles include: Academic Coordinator at a local community college; Area Director for a tutoring company; and teaching elementary school in New Hanover County. In 2007, she earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology which ignited her passion for all things technology in education. Jessica is currently taking UNCW courses toward a Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems.
Matthew Jordan serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Assessment Office. He is a first-year Masters student in the Middle Grades Education Program in the Watson College of Education. In 2006, he earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy. He loves writing short biographies and is eager to share his knowledge of philosophy and passion for wonder in everyday lessons with middle schoolers in the region.