Bethany Bodo has been named associate director of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation at Virginia Tech.
“Bethany has over 15 years of assessment experience at three different universities and has worked directly with faculty and staff on developing and measuring student outcomes to collect actionable information to inform change,” said Steve Culver, assistant provost for assessment and evaluation. “Bethany’s energy, personality, and strong foundation in both qualitative and quantitative methods will be a definite asset to our office.”
"I look forward to the opportunity to assist the Virginia Tech Office of Assessment and Evaluation in creating a culture of continuous improvement,” Bodo said. “I am especially excited to return to Virginia Tech and help faculty use assessment information to inform curriculum change and enhance student learning.”
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Bodo spent 12 years at Radford University. Most recently, she was the director of academic assessment where she worked extensively with departments on assessment planning and accreditation.
Previously she worked as the assistant director of the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at Radford, and as assistant director of assessment at Georgia Tech.
In addition to working in the area of academic assessment, Bodo has worked on grant evaluations for both the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and has held several positions in the Southern Association for Institutional Research organization.
Bodo received bachelor's degrees in psychology and government and law from Lafayette College and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Virginia Tech.
The Office of Assessment and Evaluation is a component unit of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The office seeks to promote academic quality and advance the strategic goals of Virginia Tech by providing academic leadership, service, and effective management of university resources.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.