Vice Provost for Strategic Planning & Educational Effectiveness

Margaret Kasimatis came to Loyola Marymount University in 2006. She currently serves as Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Educational Effectiveness and holds a tenured faculty appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership. 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 strategic planning and culture change within universities. Kasimatis is also actively engaged in regional accreditation processes.  She served as the Vice Chair of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and regularly serves as a WSCUC evaluator.  She has also served on the WSCUC Interim Report Committee, as well as the WSCUC Program Review Task Force.

Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Kasimatis provides leadership in the areas of academic program planning and review, strategic planning, academic policy, faculty development and evaluation related to teaching effectiveness, assessment of student learning, and continuing education programs. She is also responsible for advancing the technology-enhanced learning initiative and serves as the university accreditation liaison officer.  The following units/individuals report to Vice Provost Kasimatis:  The Center for Teaching Excellence, LMU Extension and the Center for Religion and Spirituality, the Office of Assessment, the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, the Planning & Accreditation Associate, and the Special Assistant for Technology-Enhanced Learning.


Margaret Kasimatis, Ph.D. - Vice Provost for Strategic Planning & Educational Effectiveness
Maribel Mara - Administrative Assistant

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