Dr. Ashley Ater Kranov Joins ABET

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Accreditation Leader in Technical Education Welcomes New Managing Director of Professional Services

Dr. Ashley Ater Kranov, ABET Managing Director of Professional Services

Ashley’s commitment to improving quality in higher education, especially in the technical professions, will continue ABET legacy of superior professional services offerings.

ABET announced today that Dr. Ashley Ater Kranov has joined ABET’s senior staff as Managing Director of Professional Services. ABET is the world leader in higher-education program accreditation for applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education programs. In this position, Dr. Ater Kranov will lead ABET’s professional services, collaborating closely with its senior leadership to develop and provide programs in continuous improvement education, professional development, faculty and administrator workshops, academic seminars, and meeting services on a global scale.        

Dr. Ater Kranov replaces Dr. Gloria Rogers, who has taken a new position as the Executive Managing Director of The Hires Foundation.

Dr. Ater Kranov comes to ABET from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, where she most recently held two simultaneous positions: Director of Educational Innovation and Assessment in the College of Engineering and Architecture, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Idaho in Adult and Organizational Learning. During her more than 16 years as a higher education administrator and professional educator, Dr. Ater Kranov has developed and implemented professional development programs, conducted workshops on course and program-level assessment, and designed and implemented sustainable assessment programs. Her technical paper describing the Year 1 implementation of her direct method for program-level measurement of ABET professional skills won the 2008 ASEE Best Conference Paper Award. She is also Principal Investigator on a NSF-funded validity study of her program-level method and measurement tool, across 3 institutions and 4 disciplines.

“We are very excited to welcome Ashley to the ABET senior staff team,” added Dr. Michael Milligan, ABET Executive Director. “She brings to us a strong background in assessment methodology that has garnered high praise and recognition throughout the academic community. Ashley’s commitment to improving quality in higher education, especially in the technical professions, will continue ABET legacy of superior professional services offerings.”

ABET’s award-winning professional services include the Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL), the annual ABET Symposium, ABET’s Regional Faculty Workshops on Sustainable Assessment Processes, ABET’s International Workshops, and ABET Webinars. Read more information about ABET’s professional services and register to attend at: http://www.abet.org.

About ABET
ABET provides program accreditation for applied science, computing, engineering, and technology higher-education programs worldwide. ABET, comprised of 30 professional and technical societies, has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for more than 75 years. The not-for-profit agency currently accredits more than 3,100 programs at over 600 colleges and universities worldwide through its team of more than 2,000 professional evaluators. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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