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School of Education Department of Education

Tara McNealy


  • MS in Higher Education - Higher Education Leadership an
  • PhD Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • PhD Education - Inst Des for Online Learning
  • PhD Education - K-12 Studies in Education
  • PhD Education - Leadership for Higher Ed
  • PhD Education - Leadership in Ed Admin
  • PhD Education - Nursing Education
  • PhD Education - Postsecondary and Adult Ed
  • PhD Education - Professional Studies in Ed
  • PhD Education - Special Education Leadership


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Arizona, 2004
    Major: Higher Education
  • Master of Science
    Troy University, 2001
    Major: Human Resource Management
  • Master of Education
    Campbell University, 1998
    Major: School Counseling
  • Bachelor of Social Work
    University of Georgia, 1995
    Major: Social Work

Licensure & Certificates

  • Performance Assessment in Higher Education


  • ""Planning for Student Success: Making Intentional Connections Between Assessment and Strategic Planning for Continuous Improvement
    New Orleans, LA. May 2009
  • "NASPA Assessment Conference"Linking Strategic Planning and Assessment for to Improve Student Retention
    Las Vegas, NV. May 2011
  • "Middle States Commission on Higher Education Annual Conference"Linking Assessment to Strategic Planning for Continuous Improvement
    Philadelphia, PA. November 2006
  • ""Linking Strategic Planning and Assessment for Continuous Improvement
    Indianapolis, IN. September 2009
  • "AAC&U"“Using Electronic Portfolios to Enhance Student Learning.”
    Washington, DC. January 2016
  • "Council of College and Military Educators Annual Conference"Distinct Educational Environments
    Reno,NV. January 2006

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Phyllis Misite PHD, MA, BS

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