Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
- Ph.D., Michigan State University
- M.A., Michigan State University
- B.A., Michigan State University
Personal webpage: www.wmich.edu/changeresearch
Dr. Andrea L. Beach is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE). She founded and was Director of the WMU Office of Faculty Development from 2008-2015. Her research centers on organizational change in higher education, support of innovation in teaching and learning, faculty learning communities, and faculty development as a change lever. She has been PI and co-PI on several NSF-funded grants focused on instructional change strategies that have produced articles and book chapters, as well as instruments to self-report instruction and academic department climate for instructional improvement. She is most recently director of a $3.2 million project funded by the US Department of Education’s First in the World program to undertake, document, and measure outcomes of institutional transformation aimed at improving the persistence and academic success of students from low-income backgrounds.