Jennifer Billman, Ph.D.

With nearly three decades of experience in higher education as a biology professor and as Assessment Coordinator for the past nine years, Dr. Billman brings deep knowledge and understanding of science education, assessment and evaluation, and institutional leadership to her work. Dr. Billman’s rich and diverse professional experiences at private four-year and community colleges and research in the natural and social sciences provide her with a nuanced understanding of higher education institutions' challenges and inform her commitment to collaborative evaluation approaches that promote best practices that support belongingness and inclusive engagement of all students, particularly underrepresented students. A member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the African Evaluation Association, Dr. Billman leads the AEA Theories of Evaluation Topical Interest Group, is a frequent conference and webinar presenter, has published in AJE and JMDE, and is a contributing author in Core Concepts in Evaluation: Classic Writings and Contemporary Commentary (2024). Dr. Billman holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies with a research emphasis on program evaluation from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Biology from Messiah College.

Personal Vision Statement

As an evaluator, I aim to provide insightful and actionable feedback supporting clients’ student success initiatives. With a commitment to integrity, respect, rigor, creativity, collaboration, and cultural responsiveness, I hope to catalyze and inspire transformation in higher education through evaluation practices that support sensabilities in which all voices are welcomed in order to create a thriving global society.