Dr. J. Patrick Biddix is professor of higher education and associate director of the postsecondary education research center at the University of Tennessee. His teaching and research expertise areas include research methods and assessment and postsecondary experiences and outcomes. Patrick is a member of the NASPA AER KC leadership team, the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple student affairs journals. He is the author of the upcoming textbook, Research Methods and Applications for Student Affairs and co-authored the 2nd edition Assessment in Student Affairs. Patrick truly LOVES to have conversations about research – especially conceptualization and design.
Joseph D. Levy, serves as the executive director of assessment and accreditation at National Louis University in Chicago, IL. Currently working on his doctorate, his research interests include promoting data-informed decision making and data use across campus. Joe is a member of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors and is an active member of the Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG). Joe has published with multiple journals and presented for several organizations and conferences. Having worked in academic and student affairs at multiple institutional types, as well as being an assessment consultant for a company, Joe is always happy to talk assessment practice and strategy.
Dr. Rishi Sriram (Rish-ee Sree-Rom) serves as associate professor of higher education & student affairs, associate chair for the department of educational leadership, and residential college faculty steward of Brooks Residential College–a living-learning community of approximately 400 students, at Baylor University. Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement, achievement, and learning. His first book, Student Affairs by the Numbers (Stylus Publishing), aims to help student affairs professionals understand and use quantitative research and statistics in their work.