Katherine Wesley Associate Professor of Practice, Higher Education Administration M.A. / CCLC Coordinator, Executive Director NCIA
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
A.T.A., Paralegal Studies, Skagit Valley College, 1996
Katherine Wesley is an Associate 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