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Katherine Wesley

Assistant Professor of Practice, Higher Education Administration M.A. Coordinator, Executive Director National Council of Instructional Administrators

Ph.D., Educational Administration-Higher Education Leadership, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
M.Ed., Educational Administration-Higher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
B.A., Criminal Justice, Washington State University, 2006
ATA, Paralegal Studies, Skagit Valley College, 1996

Katherine Wesley is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Educational Administration where she has been a member of the faculty since 2013. Wesley is the Executive Director of the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) and the coordinator of the department’s Community College Leadership Certificate. In her capacity as director of NCIA, she is the editor of Instructional Leadership Abstracts focused on instructional administration at community colleges.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community colleges
  • Law in higher education
  • Instructional leadership in community colleges

Dr. Wesley teaches courses on community colleges, law and higher education, and issues in higher education. She advises master’s students and students pursuing the Community College Leadership Certificate and serves on the committees of doctoral students.

  • Co-Author, (2016) "What’s in a name? The challenge and utility of defining promising and high-impact practices." New Directions for Community Colleges, 175, 9 – 17.
  • Co-Author, (2013) of Nebraska Chapter in 50 State Systems of Community Colleges, 4th Ed., published by the American Association of Community Colleges
  • EDAD 800: Foundations of Research & Methods
  • EDAD 923: Community & Junior College
  • EDAD 925: Law in Higher Education

Professional Highlights

2013-Present, Assistant Professor of Practice and Executive Director of National Council of Instructional Administrators, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
American Association of Community CollegesAACC Coalition of Affiliate CouncilsNebraska Community College AssociationGolden Key International Honour SocietyAmerican Association of University WomenCouncil for the Study of Community Colleges