College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Shari Jorissen has been the Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Walden University since 2009. Prior to working for Walden University, Shari was the Director of Testing Services in the Disability Services office of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Shari has a PhD in Educational Psychology, an EdD in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and recently earned her MBA. She serves as a mentor in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Assessment Academy and is a Peer Reviewer for HLC as well.
In addition to her role as the Director of Assessment at Walden, she is also a faculty member who teaches Advanced Quantitative Analysis and serves on dissertation committees for students in PhD programs in Human Services, Social Work, Counselor Education & Supervision, Public Health, and Health Services.