Dr. Wendy G. Troxel was recently named the inaugural Director of the Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success for NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising in May of 2016 and began her position in June. The Center will provide opportunities for research and professional development to a diverse global membership and the academic advising profession. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs she will teach graduate level classes in research methods and support the scholarly work of students.
Prior to coming to KSU, she served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, teaching research methods courses in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, program evaluation and assessment, working with students in the College Student Personnel Administration program, and advising doctoral students. Her research interests are in the area of teaching, learning, and advising in the first year of college, the impact of formative assessment techniques in the classroom, faculty & staff roles in the program assessment process, and the challenges and barriers for first generation students. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), with special emphases in both educational research and education law.