Dymaneke Mitchell has been appointed director of Assessment announced University of New Mexico Provost Chaouki Abdallah. Mitchell is an assistant professor and director of accreditation and assessment at Albany State University in Albany, Ga. Her appointment begins on Aug. 14, 2014.

“I am pleased to announce Dymaneke Mitchell as the new director of assessment,” Abdallah said. “Dr. Mitchell distinguished herself in previous leadership positions in assessment and accreditation. She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience in this area, and I am confident in her ability to work across campus and strengthen our assessment program.”

Mitchell has more than six years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating program assessments and assessment systems at the higher education level, both as an administrator at ASU and as a faculty member at National Louis University. She has demonstrated a strong educational and professional focus on data collection and analysis. In 2013 and 2014, she spearheaded the development and submission of a major accreditation report for ASU.

“I am excited to join the UNM family,” Dymaneke said. “I am looking forward to assisting students, faculty, staff, and the administration with their assessment practices and endeavors. As the director of assessment at UNM, my ultimate goal is to utilize assessment as a means for strengthening and streamlining communication among various units and stakeholders.”

Mitchell earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama, with concentrations in Instructional Leadership, Social Foundations of Education and Qualitative Research Methods. As a faculty member and administrator, she has an extensive record of service and collaboration, including as a member or consultant to a wide variety of committees on assessment and accreditation. She brings to her approach to institutional assessment an active program of research in the areas of pedagogy, service learning, race, and disability studies in higher education.  

Mitchell has received several awards recognizing her scholarly contributions, including an Emerging Scholar Award in 2008, by the American Educational Research Association.