VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has named Matt Groneman as its new Director of Assessment.
Before joining the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Groneman served as an associate professor in the University’s English Department within the College of Humanities. Since he began teaching at VU in 2010, Groneman has edited the Tecumseh Review, organized Poetry on the Green, and served for many years on both the Assessment Committee and General Education Committee.
In his new role, Groneman will contribute to the University’s high standards of ensuring educational quality and attaining accreditation through many accreditors and organizations, including the Higher Learning Commission.
Groneman said, "I am excited to work with faculty from across campus, helping them to refine their assessment projects and improve student learning. I look forward to applying my experiences from work on general education and assessment, as well as from assessing my own teaching and the design of my courses, toward my new role as Director of Assessment."
Groneman received a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in political science and creative writing in 2002. He earned a master’s degree in English with an emphasis on cultural studies from Kansas State University in 2005, then led a tutoring program focused on freshman retention. He moved to New Orleans to work toward a master’s of fine arts in poetry writing in 2008, and after completing his coursework began teaching at VU.