Karen Tarnoff

Karen Tarnoff, Ph.D., is the associate dean for assessment and international programs for the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. In this capacity, she coordinates the assessment of student learning outcomes across seven diverse departments (i.e., accountancy; economics and finance; management and marketing; computing; military science; engineering, engineering technology, surveying; and digital media) and multiple accrediting bodies, i.e., Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), ABET, National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), CIDA. She has given numerous presentations on assurance of learning and assessment-related topics and, likewise, has helped many schools develop, implement and refine their assessment systems. Tarnoff is a global lead facilitator for the AACSB having authored materials for its Assurance of Learning I and II seminars and having served as a seminar facilitator since 2005. Tarnoff is pleased to be joining ABET to facilitate Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshops and create content for other offerings. Her primary areas of research include assessment of student learning, the skills gap, team-based work systems and shared mental models.