Staff Contacts

Rebecca Hong, Ed.D.

Senior Director of Educational Effectiveness and Assessment

University Hall 4823 

Rebecca joined Loyola Marymount University as the Senior Director of Educational Effectiveness and Assessment in January of 2019. In her role, she oversees the Office of Assessment and serves as the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional higher education accrediting body.

Rebecca frequently presents at regional and national assessment conferences, leading conversations on topics such as engaging students in assessment and assessment as a social justice practice. One of her recent publications can be found in a special issue on Assessment and Social Justice: Pushing Through Paradox in the peer-reviewed journal New Directions for Institutional Research.

Prior to joining LMU, Rebecca served in the roles of Assistant Provost for Educational Effectiveness, Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, and Associate Professor of Education at Biola University. At Biola, she led a Faculty Assessment Fellows program that embraced best practices for faculty learning communities, and she launched a Student Assessment Scholars (SAS) program that trained and elevated undergraduate and graduate students to be change-makers in their university. The SAS program has since been replicated on other university campuses.

Rebecca earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Higher Education Administration, from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego. She is also a proud graduate of the sixth cohort of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy and currently serves as a mentor for the program. She regularly serves as a WSCUC accreditation evaluator, frequently as the assistant chair.

Chris Schmader, Ph.D.

Research Associate in Assessment

University Hall 1869

Chris has served as a Research Associate in the Office of Assessment at Loyola Marymount since January 2018. In this role, he conducts research on assessment methods, consults with faculty on program- and course-level learning assessments, and helps conduct university-wide assessments of Loyola Marymount's Undergraduate Learning Outcomes. He also administers the Educational Effectiveness Inventory (EEI), an annual survey of academic programs' assessment activities at LMU.

Chris completed his undergraduate degree in English at Davidson College and holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University, where he studied how social context affects the negotiation of meaning in conversation. He also worked as an assessment researcher at Northwestern, collaborating with faculty and administrators to assess the impacts of summer academic programs on student achievement.

Allison Jeu

Research Partner in Assessment and Analysis

University Hall 1863

Allison currently works as a Research Partner in Assessment and Analysis in the Office of Assessment at Loyola Marymount University, providing student voice and support towards Assessment and the improvement of student learning. She is a second year student at LMU, working towards a Business Administration and Marketing degree.

Jeremy Law

Research Partner in Assessment and Analysis

University Hall 1863

Jeremy currently works as a Research Partner in Assessment and Analysis in the Office of Assessment at Loyola Marymount University. He is a third year Applied Informations Management Systems student working towards a degree in Business Administration. Within the Office of Assessment, he will be offering his perspective as a student as well as data analytical skills in order to work towards improving student learning and forge greater bonds between professors and students.

Fez Hosseini

Graduate Research Assistant in Assessment (Emeritus)

Fez worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Office of Assessment at Loyola Marymount University from Fall 2019 through Spring 2020, supporting efforts to improve university-wide assessment practices for improving student learning outcomes. As an MBA candidate at LMU, Fez plans to improve his business acumen in order to pursue a career in management consulting, with aspirations to eventually start his own business.

Fez completed his undergraduate degree at UCSD, receiving his B.S. in Human Biology. He then worked as a Medical Administrative Assistant, facilitating the day-by-day office activities at Bennett Surgery Center - a dermatology office in Santa Monica, CA that specializes in Mohs surgery.