Dr. Moreen Carvan is Marian University’s Director of Institutional Effectiveness. She earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Cincinnati, with a specialization in educational research and change, her Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at the University of Texas at El Paso.
In the course of her career, Dr. Carvan has worked in two state departments of education (Ohio and Wisconsin), and has served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the University of Rhode Island, and Marian University. Most recently, Dr. Carvan served as an academic planner at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, leading the design and implementation of the university’s innovative Professional Educator Development program.
Dr. Carvan’s master’s thesis was awarded the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Master’s Thesis Award for 1994, the first year in which the award was granted. Her doctoral research informed policy decisions regarding the systemic change initiatives of the National Science Foundation. She has testified before the National Academies of Science as an expert in assessment in education, and presented at the annual conferences of the American Education Research Association, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.