Bradley Thiessen will serve as New College of Florida’s director of institutional performance assessment.
In this newly created position, Thiessen will examine academic and other performance data in order to inform and improve New College’s programs.
Thiessen comes to New College from St. Ambrose University, a private institution in Davenport, Iowa, where he served for 12 years as university assessment coordinator and a faculty member in the department of mathematics and statistics, including a term as department chair. He worked on institutional assessment, faculty development, accreditation and other issues.
He previously worked in similar roles at Touro University California and in the public school system in Clinton, Iowa.
Thiessen has a doctorate and master’s degree from University of Iowa in educational measurement and statistics, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education from St. Ambrose University. He also has an accreditation as a professional statistician from the American Statistical Association.
He began work at New College in July.