Keynote speakers

Higher Education Institutional Research Conference

Keynotes for HEIR2016

Our keynotes will be:

Dawn Geronimo Terkla

Associate Provost of Institutional Research, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts USA

As Associate Provost, Dr Terkla oversees the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation (OIR&E), serves as Tufts University’s M&E team leader for the USAID funded EPT2 One Health Workforce Project; provides guidance across the university on issues relating to institutional research, outcomes assessment, and evaluation; works with schools and departments on various initiatives, e.g., strategic planning, outcomes assessment, fact finding, programme reviews; serves as the institutional coordinator for selected university-wide initiatives; provides critical management information to senior administrators; and serves on university-wide committees (Academic Council, Administrative Council, Social Science IRB, Tufts IT Steering Committee, Information Stewardship Sub-committee, Student Information Steering Committee, as well as, several school-specific committees (A&S Outcomes Assessment Committee, Engineering Educational Objectives and Outcomes Assessment Committee, AS&E Admissions & Financial Aid Committee, TUSDM Outcomes Assessment Committee, and TCSVM Outcomes Assessment Committee). Dr Terkla is the University Accreditation Liaison Officer to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In addition, she participates in school-level accreditations, providing support as needed. She has held leadership positions in several organizations serving as President of both the North East Association for Institutional Research and the Association for Institutional Research, as well as the Chair of the US Department of Educational National Postsecondary Executive Committee (NPEC) Council on Postsecondary Education Statistics. In addition, she has served on the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Board of Directors, the UCLA/ACE Cooperative Institutional Research Program Advisory Committee, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Commission on Policy Analysis, and numerous National Center for Education Statistics technical review panels. Currently, she is serving on the National Student Clearinghouse Advisory Committee. Dr Terkla earned a doctorate in higher education research from Harvard University, a Masters of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley, and a bachelors degree from Ohio Wesleyan University where she majored in politics and government. In addition, she was awarded a management certificate from the Management Institute for Women in Higher Education.

Professor Mantz Yorke

Visiting Professor, Lancaster University, UK

Mantz Yorke is Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK. A varied career in education evolved into a period of six years as a senior manager at Liverpool Polytechnic, followed by two years on secondment as Director of Quality Enhancement at the Higher Education Quality Council in the UK. Returning to Liverpool (the Polytechnic by now John Moores University), he concentrated on researching aspects of institutional performance, focusing on aspects of ‘the student experience’. He has published widely on higher education and is Past President of the European Association for Institutional Research.

Professor Ron Barnett

Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education, University College London, UK

Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE), and for thirty-five years has been working to develop the philosophy of higher education. His books include: The Idea of Higher Education, Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity, A Will to Learn: Being a Student in an Age of Uncertainty and Beyond All Reason: Living with Ideology in the University. Recently, he has completed a trilogy on understanding the university in the twenty-first century, the three books being, in turn, Being a University (2011), Imagining the University (2013), and Understanding the University (2016). He is a past-Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), has been awarded the inaugural prize by the European Association for Educational Research for his ‘outstanding contribution to Higher Education Research, Policy and Practice’, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the SRHE and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is also a Visiting Professor at several universities both in the UK and abroad and he has been a guest speaker in around 40 countries.