Tara A. Rose, Director of Assessment

 Tara Rose is the Director of Assessment for the University of Kentucky (UK),  Office of Institutional Effectiveness, located in Lexington, KY.  Prior to working  with the Office of Assessment, she served as the Assessment Director of the  Gatton College of Business & Economics at UK and as a Research Analyst with  the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.  Tara received her Master of  Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and Master of  Public Administration from  Walden University.  She is currently working towards her doctorate in Public Policy and Administration focusing on Policy in Higher Education.

Her interests include research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and assessment of student learning in higher education institutions. Rose has been teaching online as a facilitator for six years and adjunct faculty member for four years.  She has been a Board Member with the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) since 2010 and currently holds the position of President-Elect. You can contact Tara by email at or by phone at 257-6394.

Sara Jewell, Graduate Assistant

Sara Jewell is the Graduate Assistant of the University of Kentucky (UK), Office of Institutional Effectiveness, located in Lexington, KY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and is currently working towards her Master of Public Administration also from the University of Kentucky. You can contact Sara by email at or by phone at 257-4945.