Staff Contacts

Russell K. Mayer, Ph.D.

Interim Assistant Vice Provost of Educational Effectiveness and Assessment

Mayer serves as Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness and Assessment and the Chief Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) at Loyola Marymount University. In this role, he leads university assessment, accreditation, and institutional change efforts to enhance learning environments and respond to the needs of learners in the 21st century. His published work on assessment considers how service learning and community-based research contributes to the development of a more engaged citizenry.

Prior to joining LMU, Mayer served as Interim Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at St. Joseph’s College in Maine. Over the course his 25-year career in higher education, he has been a Provost, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives, Faculty Senate President, and Department Chair. He has also received appointments as an American Council on Education Fellow at Salem State University and as a Research Fellow at the Harvard University-MIT Data Center. Mayer earned a PhD from University of Michigan in Political Science, and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.




Research Associate in Assessment



Graduate Research Assistant in Assessment 


Research Partner in Assessment and Analysis