Council Members

Youngstown State University Assessment Council Mission

The Assessment Council at Youngstown State University is an interdisciplinary group composed of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who, with the Office of Assessment, works together with the aim of improving learning on campus. To support these goals, the Council:

  • Provides meaningful feedback to faculty and staff that informs continuous improvement of student learning and promotes organizational learning
  • Offers guidance and feedback on assessment planning and processes at the programmatic and institutional levels
  • Assists in promoting and supporting a positive culture of assessment
  • Reviews and provides feedback on select data and develops recommendations for campus continuous improvement


Assessment Council Members, 2018-2019

Kevin Ball, Provost’s Office (ex-officio)

Kristin Bruns, BCOE

Amy Crawford, CCAC

Erin Driscoll, Student Experience

Maura Picciano, Enrollment Management

Hillary Fuhrman, Assessment

John Hazy, BCHSS and Graduate Faculty Rep

Chris McCullough, CCAC

Alison Kaufman, Assessment

Emma Kovacs, Graduate Student Representative

Jodie Krontiris-Litowitz, STEM

Diana Palardy, CLASS

Joe Palardy, General Education (ex-officio)

Joy Polkabla-Byers, Student Experience

Robin Sakonyi White, Student Success

Jeremy Schwartz, WCBA

Steve Taraszewski, Institutional Research

Nancy Wagner, BCHHS