Dr. Tisha Paredes
Knowledge Center Expert
Former AVP for Institutional Effectiveness
Old Dominion University
Until June 2021, Dr. Tisha M. Paredes was the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment at Old Dominion University. Prior to accepting this position in 2015, she served as the office’s Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, and Director of Assessment. Tisha helped to promote institutional effectiveness activities at all levels of the University. She has presented workshops and consulted on topics including institutional effectiveness, academic and administrative assessment, general education assessment, QEP assessment, and SACSCOC compliance. She has served on several on and off-site accreditation committees as a reviewer and led a team of reviewers. Her book, Using Focus Groups to Listen, Learn, and Lead in Higher Education, was published in summer 2018. Tisha stepped away from ODU to focus on consulting with other institutions. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the Fulbright Specialist roster, allowing her to support assessment and accreditation activities at international institutions.