Tisha M. Paredes


Tisha M. Paredes is Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Old Dominion University where she has worked for 12 years as a Research Associate, Senior Research Associate and Director of Assessment. While pursuing her doctorate in higher education administration at ODU, she began her career at ODU in 2003 in the College of Health Sciences as an advisor. Over the next decade, Dr. Paredes transitioned from Health Sciences to Teacher Education Services in the College of Education and then Assessment and Evaluation in Student Affairs. She has conducted over 50 workshops and trainings sessions for ODU faculty and staff, multiple internal and external focus groups, and she frequently provides consultation services on academic and administrative assessment (including general education assessment programs), first-year student success, data collection techniques and survey development for colleges and universities across the country. Her primary research interests include first-year student success and assessment of student learning.