Vice President, Institutional Research Planning and Effectiveness
Kartikeya (Kartik) Patel, Ph.D., is Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research. Over two decades in academia, Dr. Patel has held many positions including Dean of the Online/Distance Learning Programs and Educational Information Technology, Associate Professor, and Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). He served on the Substantive Change Committee of the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) and conducted over 35 substantive change reviews of accredited institutions involving new online/distance learning initiatives, new sites, international, dual-degree , degree level and organizational changes such as mission change or institutional mergers. Dr. Patel is currently serving as an evaluator for WSCUC and regularly conducts institutional site visits. In 2009, he was nominated by Dr. Angeles Arrien for the prestigious Fetzer project on Higher Education Leadership titled “Inter-Generational Mentoring Community: Fostering an Emergence and Transfer of Leadership in Higher Education.” Dr. Patel has presented at numerous conferences including UNESCO, EDUCAUSE, Sloan-C, WASCARC, American Philosophical Association, and American Academy of Religion. He has published accross disciplines, and his latest work will appear in the Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality (Oxford University Press). Dr. Patel completed his BA in India, MA in the United Kingdom, and Ph.D. in the United States.