Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Office: Seay 204
Phone: (908) 852-1400 ext. 2052
Email: HouskaJ@CentenaryUniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology. University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2010
  • M.A., Psychology: General Experimental. California State University San Bernardino, 2005
  • B.S., Psychology. University of La Verne, 2002

Biography

Dr. Jeremy Ashton Houska is the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Centenary University. In this role, he provides data support for the executive team, oversees Centenary’s institution-wide assessment plan, contributes to strategic planning efforts and accreditation, and serves campus units and academic programs as they plan effectiveness studies.

Formerly on the faculty at Centenary (Associate Professor of Psychology), he has published in the areas of social, personality, sport, and cognitive psychology. As an experimental psychologist, he maintained a research lab– the Social/Personality Undergraduate Research Squad (SPURS). As a faculty member, he spent most of his creative energies conducting scholarship in the areas of teaching and learning. He is a past recipient of various teaching awards, which range from “Students’ Favorite Challenging Professor” to the national Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association).

Now in the field of institutional research, his lens has expanded to predictors of retention and attrition at Centenary, as well as measurement issues pertaining to student success outcomes in higher education. He is currently investigating frameworks to assess student learning across departments, evaluating best practices in faculty/staff development, and is particularly interested in the areas of planning and institutional effectiveness.