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.
Yuzhi Yang serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Assessment Office. She is a first-year Ed.D. student in Higher Education Leadership at the Watson College of Education. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching and administration in middle school, high school and college. In 1998, she earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. She loves travelling and swimming.