Office of Educational Assessment Staff


Mary Jane K. DiMattio, RN, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Jane K. DiMattio, Associate Professor of Nursing, has served as the inaugural OEA Director since its creation in spring 2014. Dr. DiMattio is an alumna of The University of Scranton, has a master’s degree in nursing education, and research-focused doctorate in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. She has served in a variety of capacities within and outside of the University in roles related to research, assessment, and continuous quality improvement. Most notably, Dr. DiMattio chairs the Nursing Department’s Evaluation Committee, charged with collecting, monitoring, and reporting outcome data for programmatic improvement and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation. In addition, she chaired the Quality Committee of the Board at Mercy Hospital, continues to serve on the Board of Trustees at Regional Hospital of Scranton, and participates on a Nursing Research Council at Geisinger Health System. She also participated on the University committee that developed the initial draft ILOs in 2013. Having been a member of the Monitoring Report Coordinating Committee in spring 2014, Dr. DiMattio’s service in this new role has helped maintain important continuity and institutional knowledge in the development of our assessment processes through and beyond the context of the Monitoring Report.



Cyrus Olsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Cyrus Olsen was appointed the University's first Director of Assessment for the General Education Program in September 2015. Dr. Olsen earned his bachelor's degree in the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington, and his graduate degrees in Theology from Oxford University. Dr. Olsen is tenured in the Department of Theology/Religious Studies at the University of Scranton, where he has served since 2006.  His primary areas of academic research are on modern intellectual history, with an emphasis on the relationship between Christianity and culture. Dr. Olsen is also a Faculty Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, an active member of IACUC, and a participant in First Year Seminar for ADP students.  Dr. Olsen brings to this new role experience on the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee, an interim Directorship of the MA in Theology/Religious Studies, as well as service for MIddle States committees specifically related to General Education.

OEA Organizational Structure

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OEA Meeting Minutes

The OEA meets bi-weekly throughout the academic year. In addition to the OEA Directors and Faculty Assessment Fellows, these meetings include the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, the OEA Assessment Analyst, and representatives from the CTLE and CAS Dean's Office. View minutes from OEA meetings this past academic year below:

August 4, 2015
September 3, 2015
October 15, 2015
October 29, 2015
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2015
December 17, 2015
February 10, 2016
February 17, 2016
February 24, 2016
March 9, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 30, 2016