Enabling Leaders to Make Data Driven Decisions

The Assessment Resource Center is a self-sustaining outreach unit within the College of Education at the University of Missouri. We are an assessment, research, and evaluation service center with the mission of providing tools for leaders to collect the information they need to make data-driven decisions. The ARC has participated in and led a variety of data-collection and evaluation projects in Missouri and across the nation since the mid-1930s.

Our Vision

To be the center of choice for educators and leaders requiring assessment and evaluation resources to equip them with information to make meaningful, data-driven decisions.

Our Mission

We support the mission of the University of Missouri by providing expertise in assessment research, program evaluation, and technology solutions to drive change.

Our Guiding Principle

At the ARC, we believe assessment and evaluation should promote growth and equal opportunities for learning.

Our Experts

Erica Kassel

Erica Kassel

Interim Director

Leadership Team

Dr. Tom Hairston

Dr. Tom Hairston

NEE Director of Research & Innovation

Leadership Team

Dr. Kurtis Jensen

Dr. Kurtis Jensen

NEE Director of Operations & Member Services

Leadership Team

Neela Thakkar

Neela Thakkar

Senior Accountant

Leadership Team

Kendra Christians

Kendra Christians

Growth Director

Leadership Team

Bridget Murphy

Bridget Murphy

Evaluator

Leadership Team

Dr. Melissa Maras

Dr. Melissa Maras

Research Consultant

Research and Evaluation Services

Amy Lake

Amy Lake

Evaluator

Research and Evaluation Services

Dr. Marc Doss

Dr. Marc Doss

Expansion Director

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Cathie Loesing

Cathie Loesing

Instructional Consultant

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Javier Leung

Javier Leung

Instructional Designer

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Cheri Patterson

Cheri Patterson

Trainer & Field Support

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Dr. Terri Steffes

Dr. Terri Steffes

Trainer & Field Support

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Xintong Li, PhD

Xintong Li, PhD

Senior Research Analyst

Network for Educator Effectiveness

Tim Eisenbarth

Tim Eisenbarth

Educational Program Coordinator

Campus Assessment Services

Kent Ahrens

Kent Ahrens

Programmer Analyst

IT Services

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Programmer Analyst

IT Services

Scott Wolcott

Scott Wolcott

Programmer Analyst

IT Services

Lauren Young

Lauren Young

Programmer Analyst

IT Services

Anne Jones

Anne Jones

Programmer Analyst

IT Services

Dilauna Burks

Dilauna Burks

Business Support Specialist/HR

Administration

Becky Hinshaw

Becky Hinshaw

Business Support Specialist/ Building Coordinator

Administration

Aaron McGee

Aaron McGee

Operations Support Tech

Administration

Lauren Pointer

Lauren Pointer

Office Support Assistant

Administration