Jane Marie Souza, PhD
Jane Marie Souza, PhD, serves as the Associate Provost for Academic Administration/Chief Assessment Officer and Accreditation Liaison Officer at the University of Rochester. She served as the 2019-2020 president of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education and previously served as editor for the organization’s publication, Intersection. Dr. Souza has served on accreditation teams for the New England Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and Council on Podiatric Medical Education, where she was a member of the Council 2016-2019. Dr. Souza has been involved with assessment in education since the 1990s when her class was designated a “Lighthouse” site in the state of Massachusetts for her work with curricular alignment and assessment. While working with pharmacy education 2011- 2015, she was elected chair of the Assessment Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and recognized with an Excellence in Assessment award. Dr. Souza served as an assessment consultant for institutions across the country, offering workshops on the use of technology in the classroom, mapping curricular outcomes, and meeting accreditation standards through effective assessment. She has presented at conferences including the Association for Institutional Research, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Drexel Assessment Conference (keynote), Assessment Institute in Indianapolis (section keynote), Texas A&M, and Association for Medical Education in Europe. Dr. Souza holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska, an M.Ed. in Curriculum Development from Curry College, and BA in English from the University of Massachusetts.