Assessment and Impact Conference

March 19-21, 2020 | Houston, Texas, USA

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: Solving the Impact Puzzle



Shohreh Kaynama, Dean, College of Business and Economics, Towson University 

Shohreh Kaynama is Dean of Towson University’s College of Business and Economics and professor of marketing. Dr. Kaynama has overseen the installment of innovative academic programs to meet student and workforce needs including Maryland’s first M.S. in Supply Chain Management and the M.S. in Marketing Intelligence. At the undergraduate level, she ushered in concentrations in project management and business analysis, as well as entrepreneurship, and a major in e-business. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of BBB Greater Maryland. She also serves on boards of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Resource Center, and the Towson University Foundation. She is also a member of the Maryland Council for Economic Education Board of Trustees and a member of Network2000.

Plenary II: Exploring AoL, Assessment & Impact: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

David Martin, Dean, Western Connecticut State University, Ancell School of Business

David G. Martin earned a BA in history from the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, an MBA from Western Illinois University, and a PhD in business administration – major in finance – from Saint Louis University. He has co-authored ten articles (mostly in health care finance) and has held faculty positions at Quincy University in Quincy Illinois, St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York, and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. At Bloomsburg University, he also served as MBA program coordinator and chair of the department of finance and business law. In July of 2001, he became the director of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King's College where he led the school's efforts to attain AACSB Accreditation (achieved December, 2003). In June, 2004, he became professor of finance and dean of the College of Business at Alfred University in Alfred, New York where he led the institutions efforts to maintain AACSB Accreditation, established a finance trading lab and initiated efforts which led to an endowed faculty chair. In June of 2006, he returned to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as dean of the College of Business. In August of 2008, he joined the School of Business of LaSalle University as associate dean in charge of MBA Programs, Accreditation Issues, and Assessment. He currently serves as dean of the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University. He is one of the four co-presenters of the AACSB Assurance of Learning Seminar II. He has served as mentor for five colleges seeking initial accreditation from AACSB as well as serving on multiple accreditation review teams. He has consulted on assessment and accreditation in many countries and has served on the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee.



Anthony Devine, Senior Academic Accreditation Lead, Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School