Rebecca Hong, Ed.D. serves as the Assistant Vice Provost of Educational Effectiveness and Assessment and the Chief Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Hong leads university assessment, accreditation, and institutional change efforts to advance equitable learning environments and respond to the needs of learners in the 21st century. Her work centers around examining voice and power in spaces and constructing new ways to partner with students around learning and equity in higher education as ways to foster organizational learning and change. Prior to joining LMU, Dr. Hong served as Assistant Provost for Educational Effectiveness, Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, and Associate Professor of Education at Biola University. Her strategic approach in integrating assessment data into effective organizational change was highlighted as an example in one of NSSE’s Lessons from the Field.
Two of Dr. Hong’s most recent publications examines the future of assessment and the future of work in intergenerational organizations. “There is No Return to Normal: Harnessing Chaos to Create Our New Assessment Future” through the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) provides strategies for institutions to consider in light of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism. Her book chapter, “Boomers to Zoomers: Mentoring Toward Human Centeredness in Our Work,” in Cultivating Mentors: Sharing Wisdom in Christian Higher Education examines the lessons learned from the pandemic as it intersects with technology and ways in which we can create human-centered organizations.
Hong earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Higher Education Administration, from the University of Southern California, M.A. in Education from Biola University, and a B.A. in Economics from University of California, San Diego. She is a graduate of the Institute of Management and Leadership in Education from the Harvard School of Education and the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy (Cohort VI). Dr. Hong serves the higher education community as a WSCUC accreditation review team member.