Dr. Shannon Nix provides guidance and support to academic departments and administrative and program offices in preparing and conducting academic program review and annual student learning outcomes assessment. Prior to joining George Mason University, Dr. Nix was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Geosciences and served as the University-wide Coordinator of Assessment and Faculty Development at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, conducting part of her doctoral research at the Agricultural University of Norway as a Fulbright fellow. After receiving her degree, Dr. Nix accepted a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Georgia. Her scholarly interests include data analytics, undergraduate research and high impact educational practices.