Krissi Hewitt

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Chief Research Officer


Joined NCSSM in September 2017

Krissi Hewitt joined NCSSM in 2017 as Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Through this role, she works with campus stakeholders to build capacity for data-informed decision-making and strategic planning, with the aim of improving policy and practice. She also leads campus research integrity and strategic initiatives as the Chief Research Officer for the school. Krissi brought with her over 10 years of experience in STEM education transformation and research, and served as Regional Education Partnership Policy Advisor for Oregon’s Chief Education Office, directing the state agency’s cross-sector education partnership initiatives and conducting policy analyses relevant to STEM and career and technical education on behalf of the governor. As a biologist and science educator, Krissi is committed to enhancing STEM learning environments with a focus on applied, experiential learning opportunities that increase scientific literacy. Past honors include serving as a National Academies Teaching Fellow in the Life Sciences as well as receiving an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellowship.

BS, Biology, University of California, San Diego
MS, Microbiology, San Diego State University
PhD, Science Education, Oregon State University

Institutional Effectiveness

Dennis Gilfillan

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst

Paul Namaste

Research and Assessment Specialist