Workshop Facilitators: Achieving Results for Student Success: Partnering Across the Entire Institution

Workshop Facilitators

Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Dr. Kezar is a national expert of student success, equity and diversity, the changing faculty, change, governance and leadership in higher education. Kezar is well published with 18 books/monographs, over 100 journal articles, and over a hundred book chapters and reports. Recent books include: Envisioning the faculty of the 21st century (2016, Routledge), How Colleges Change (2013) (Routledge Press), Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership (Stanford Press, 2011) and Organizing for collaboration (Jossey Bass, 2009). She is the project director for the Delphi Project on the changing faculty and student success and was just awarded a grant from the Teagle Foundation to reward institutions that better support faculty and create new faculty models, the very topic of her talk today.


Elizabeth Holcombe

Elizabeth Holcombe is a Visiting Research Associate at Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research. She earned her PhD in Urban Education Policy with a specialization in higher education from the University of Southern California; an MA in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Holcombe has research expertise in undergraduate teaching and assessment, faculty workforce and development issues, student success in STEM, and leadership in higher education. She has also held a variety of roles in student affairs, including running a college access partnership, managing an academic advising and mentoring program, and leading a co- and extra-curricular assessment initiative. Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Holcombe was an elementary school teacher with Teach for America in Atlanta.