Kristen L. Tarantino
Kristen L. Tarantino is an independent writer and researcher in the field of higher education. Having worked with college students for over 10 years, she has conducted and published research on how students make meaning from their college experiences, including personal traumatic events as well as participation in institutionally supported programming. Her research interests center on the factors that influence student learning and how to appropriately measure learning gains. She has taught at the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University, specializing in assessment for college student learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with a Higher Education emphasis and a cognate in college teaching from the College of William and Mary.