Andy Mauk serves as the Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Research & Planning. He joined UNCW in August of 2011 after completing his doctoral work at The Florida State University. While at FSU, he worked in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, mainly as the primary coordinator of Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, an annual international conference focused on college student character development. He also worked on a variety of special projects including fundraising, assessment, and research at the request of the Division of Student Affairs. In his graduate work, his research focused on the role that friendship plays on college student success. His other research interests include student engagement and retention, social psychology, and institutional research. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Association of Institutional Research and was selected to attend the prestigious NCES/NSF Summer Data Policy Institute.
Prior to his graduate work at FSU, he was the Associate Director of the Multicultural Center at the University of Arkansas. His primary responsibility was to coordinate the Silas Hunt Scholarship Program, an initiative to engage and assist underrepresented scholarship recipients through their undergraduate experience. His work included aspects of First-Year Experience, Leadership Development, and Program Planning. Prior to his work in Multicultural Affairs, he received his masters degree and his bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas.
At UNCW, Andy works with all the departments in Student Affairs on their assessment and research needs. He also represents the Division in the SACS Accreditation process, sits as a member of the University's Learning Assessment Council, helps with the assessment of the QEP, and teaches a First-Year Seminar course for University College and graduate classes in the Educational Leadership/Higher Education department in Watson College. On a national level, he was recently elected to serve a three-year term as Co-Chair of the NASPA Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Committee. His term as Co-Chair Elect begins in March 2016, with a two-year stint as Co-Chair from 2017-2019.
Allison Smith is the Assessment & Research Coordinator in Student Affairs. She received an M.S.Ed. in Program Evaluation from Duquesne University in August 2015 and joined UNCW in November 2015. Prior to coming to UNCW, she worked in the Education and Organizational Development department at West Virginia University Hospitals where she coordinated the professional development program for staff and helped with the evaluation of various programs. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.
Allison's role at UNCW is to assist departments with various assessment activities, including instrument design, data analysis, and report writing. Allison also conducts various trainings regarding assessment topics.
Andrew J. Mauk, Ph.D
Assessment & Research Coordinator