Associate Director, Assessment and Evaluation
Melissa Wright is Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation. She is a point of contact for faculty seeking assistance with the assessment of student learning and teaching effectiveness and provides leadership in the assessment and evaluation of CTL programs and services. Melissa specializes in learning outcomes assessment, streamlining data collection processes, and equitable assessment practice.
Prior to joining the CTL, Melissa served as a Senior Consultant at Campus Labs, where she consulted with more than 100 colleges and universities in the development of systemic and sustainable assessment programs and in the adoption of assessment, strategic planning, program review, course evaluation, and accreditation software. Melissa is also a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, where she has taught courses within English, Comparative Literature, and Media Studies. Her scholarly work focuses on the rhetoric of association in the political writings of African American and women authors in the U.S. during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University at Buffalo and a B.A. in English and German from Canisius College.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys trying out new forms of exercise (currently HIIT), dancing, and discussing philosophy.