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Sheryl Kristensen

Senior Core Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program 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 and veterans affairs.

Courses Taught

MGMT 90000 - Doctoral Dissertation


BS, University of Idaho

MA, Bradley University - Peoria, IL

PhD, Capella University - Minneapolis

Post-master's Certificate, University of Illinois - Chicago - Chicago, IL United States

Public Service

Forest Park Nature Center, Volunteer - Peoria, IL United States

Fuller House, Volunteer - Peoria, IL United States

Awards / Honors

Phi Kappa Phi, Bradley University, 1996

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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