Dr. Carolyn Giordano Named Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

By Jenna Pizzi

Carolyn GiordanoCarolyn Giordano, PhD, has been named associate provost for institutional effectiveness at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  She comes to USciences from Thomas Jefferson University, where she worked for eight years, most recently as the assistant provost for institutional research. Prior to that she worked at the National Board of Medical Examiners in the area of psychometrics. 

At USciences, Dr. Giordano will be involved in internal and external institutional reporting, assessment of student learning outcomes, student satisfaction and other key metrics. She will also oversee institutional and disciplinary accreditation and will be a key participant in the development of a University strategic plan among several other important institutional initiatives. Dr. Giordano will serve on the Provost’s Council.

Dr. Giordano has been the primary author or co-author on over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly in the area of interprofessional education, and last year was named a fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. She has also previously been awarded the distinguished paper award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and has been awarded the James B. Erdmann, PhD Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice.

Dr. Giordano received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in women’s studies, from Rowan University where in 2015 she was named “Outstanding Alumni.” She earned her master’s degree in experimental psychology at Towson University and her doctorate in educational psychology at Temple University. 

Originally from Newark, N.J., Dr. Giordano currently lives in Narberth, Pa., with her husband Rick and two young girls, Mary Alice and Vivian.

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