Ronald Head, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Director, Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration, University of Maryland University College

Dr. Head is a Professor and Program Director at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), where he teaches a number of courses, including one on institutional effectiveness.  He has extensive experience in institutional effectiveness, institutional research, and accreditation, having edited a volume in the New Directions for Community College series on institutional effectiveness, presented at numerous conferences, and consulted with a number of community colleges.  Prior to assuming his position at UMUC in 2013, Dr. Head served for 10 years as a special consultant on institutional effectiveness and accreditation at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia, and prior to that, he served for nearly 20 years as Executive Director of Planning and Information Technology at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He has also taught a number of doctoral education courses for the University of Phoenix, as well as undergraduate classes in English and computer science.  Dr. Head is a former president of the Southeastern Association of Community College Research (SACCR).

Educational Background:  Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Virginia; M.A. in English from the University of Virginia; B.A. with Honors in English, Washington & Lee University

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