Margaret Kasimatis came to Loyola Marymount University in 2006. She currently serves as Associate Provost for Strategic Planning and Educational Effectiveness and holds a faculty appointment in the School of Education. Kasimatis earned her B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. Prior to coming to LMU she served in academic administration at Harvey Mudd College and California State Polytechnic University. She has also held full-time faculty positions at Harvey Mudd College and Hope College.
Kasimatis has published journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to social cognition, including social-cognitive theories of motivation, the relationship between emotion and cognition, and the impact of gender terms on perception. More recently her scholarly work has focused on culture change within universities. Kasimatis is also a WASC evaluator, has served on the WASC Interim Report Committee and the WASC Program Review Task Force, and was recently elected Vice Chair of the WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Kasimatis provides leadership, coordination, and support in the areas of academic programs and planning, academic program review, strategic planning, academic policy, faculty development related to teaching effectiveness, evaluation of teaching, assessment of student learning, and continuing education programs. In addition, she provides oversight and leadership for the Center for Teaching Excellence, LMU Extension and the Center for Religion and Spirituality, and the offices of Assessment, Institutional Research, and Decision Support. As university WASC liaison, Kasimatis coordinates campus efforts to meet WASC accreditation standards and prepare for accreditation reviews.
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