Sheryl Kristensen

Senior Core Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Ph.D. Management

Dr. Kristensen has over 30 years of higher education administration and teaching experience. Dr. Kristensen served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence analyst and German linguist. She is an accreditation peer reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Research interests include institutional effectiveness, change management, transfer of learning, influence, sustainability, leadership, organizational behavior, and issues affecting veterans. Dr. Kristensen participates in various positive social change activities including environmental sustainment, kindness, happiness, financial coaching, and veterans affairs.

Courses Taught

MGMT 90000 - Doctoral Dissertation


BS, University of Idaho

MA, Bradley University

PhD, Capella University

Post-master's Certificate, University of Illinois - Chicago

Public Service

Forest Park Nature Center, Volunteer - Peoria

Fuller House, Volunteer - Peoria

Awards / Honors

Phi Kappa Phi, Bradley University, 1996

Pat Landen Award, Public Relations Association of Central Illinois, 2012


Kristensen, S., Ulmer, L. E. (2016). Investigation of remedial education course scores as a predictor of introduction-level course performance: A case analysis at one for-profit institution. . Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice

Kristensen, S. (2016). Curriculum alignment with a mission of social change in higher education. Innovative Higher Education


Kristensen, S. (2005). Developing Surveys. AACRAO

Kristensen, S. (2006). Designing Surveys. AACRAO

Kristensen, S., Jorissen, S. L., Borton, J. M. (2013). An update on curriculum mapping and related activities in CMT.

Kristensen, S. (2009). Course Level Assessment. Higher Learning Commission

Kristensen, S. (2006). Panel presentation on doctoral comprehensives. Capella University

Kristensen, S. (2011). Developing Writing Across the Curriculum Rubric. Illinois Association of Institutional Research