Melanie Booth, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of The Quality Assurance Commons, a project that is exploring new models of quality assurance for post-secondary and higher education for the 21st century.
Prior to joining this project, Melanie served from 2013-2016 as the Vice President of Educational Programs for WASC Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC). From 2005-2013, Melanie was the Dean of Learning and Assessment and Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment at Marylhurst University in Portland, OR. She has also held academic positions at Saint Mary’s College of California, Grays Harbor Community College, and San Diego State University.
Melanie is a recognized expert on Prior Learning Assessment / Credit for Prior Learning and has consulted with institutions nationally and internationally about PLA and the assessment of learning from non-traditional sources. Her other areas of interest include experiential learning, heutagogy, faculty development, and adult learning and development in higher education.
Melanie’s Ed.D. is in Educational Leadership and Change – Higher Education from Fielding Graduate University; she earned her MA in Rhetoric and Writing from San Diego State University and her BA in English from Humboldt State University. She is also a graduate of the second class of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy.
Executive Director of The Quality Assurance Commons