Brock Mutcheson has been named assistant dean for assessment and program evaluation at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

In this role, Mutcheson will help oversee the further development of the school’s assessment and program evaluation initiatives and advise curriculum directors on assessment methodologies. He will work with stakeholders across the institution to support data-driven decision-making and contribute to educational scholarship endeavors.

Mutcheson joined the medical school in 2016 as director of assessment and program evaluation after earning his Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation with a dual focus on applied statistics and measurement from Virginia Tech. While completing his graduate studies, he primarily worked as a research analyst in Virginia Tech’s Office of Assessment and Evaluation. He was also the lead graduate researcher investigating the implementation of Virginia’s new teaching evaluation system and a research analyst for the NSF-funded Appalachian Information Technology Extension Services.  

“Since joining the medical school, Brock has reorganized our assessment and evaluation program and has become an extremely valuable member of our faculty,” said Dan Harrington, vice dean of the school. “His expertise is in high demand, and he is frequently being asked to collaborate with colleagues here at the school as well as Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic.”

Mutcheson earned a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree from Doane University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota.