Staff Contacts


Chris Schmader, Ph.D.
Research Associate
University Hall 1876

Chris Schmader 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.

As a Research Associate in the Office of Assessment at Loyola Marymount, Chris consults with faculty on program- and course-level learning assessments, and he 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.

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