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HAMBURG, N.Y. – John C. Wise, Ph.D., an experienced higher education administrator, has been appointed the director of institutional research and assessment at Hilbert College. Wise brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education research and assessment to Hilbert. He will begin June 1, 2018.
Most recently, Wise served as the executive director of institutional effectiveness at Houghton College. He also held the roles of accreditation liaison officer and director of institutional research and assessment during his time at Houghton. He designed and implemented a system of college-wide data collection and reporting to satisfy federal and state reporting requirements. In addition, Wise consulted with undergraduate programs to help them develop effective and sustainable assessment processes.
Prior to Houghton, Wise held various research/assessment positions at Pennsylvania State University and at the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. He has been published numerous times in books and journals and has presented at multiple conferences and workshops. Wise has also taught, both in the classroom and using a hybrid online approach, an assortment of college-level courses.
Wise has received a variety of awards and recognition, including an Outstanding Service award from Penn State and election to the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. He holds membership to professional associations, including International Society for the Improvement of Performance and Instruction (ISPI) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Wise earned his Ph.D. and master’s in instructional systems from Penn State. Wise, a native of Burgoon, Ohio, currently resides in Fillmore, N.Y.
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