special assistant to the president for strategic planning and accreditation
professor, Klein Family School of Communications Design
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.S., Hofstra University
B.S., Ohio University
Catherine Andersen currently serves as special assistant to the president for strategic planning and accreditation at The University of Baltimore. In addition, she oversees, a variety of areas including Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Assessment, Institutional Research, academic student success initiatives, programs and operations for UBalt’s offerings at the Universities at Shady Grove. She serves as UBalt’s Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and represents UBalt’s graduate programs at USM. She is a tenured professor in the Klein Family School of Communication Design. Prior to her current role, Andersen served as vice provost and interim provost.
She is a board member and Senior Teagle Assessment Scholar at the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, and a fellow and adviser for the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
In addition, she is professor emeritus at Gallaudet University where—prior to joining UBalt—she served in many capacities including department chair, founder and director of the First-Year Experience, dean of Enrollment and General Studies, associate provost and chief marketing and enrollment officer. She holds the honor as one of Gallaudet Universities’ Distinguished Faculty, as well one of The Outstanding First Year Advocates by The National Resource Center on the First Year Experience and Students in Transition. She has been an invited keynote presenter and institute faculty for many higher education initiatives, and has presented at over 100 conferences nationally and internationally and author of a number of publications. She received her B.S. from Ohio University, her M.S. from Hofstra University and her Ph.D. from Indiana University.