Gesele Durham | Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Director, Office of Assessment & Institutional Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Gesele Durham is the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and the Director of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. From 1998 until 2004, Durham served as UW-Madison’s Enrollment Data Manager. Earlier in her career, Durham taught and researched as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Durham serves on the Executive Committee for the APLU Commission on Information, Measurement and Analysis, the APLU Voluntary System of Accountability Board, as a peer reviewer and Persistence and Completion Academy mentor for the Higher Learning Commission, and is an active member of the Association for Institutional Research.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Durham earned her BS and MS in Political Science from Illinois State University. In 1993, Durham earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York-Binghamton.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
Outside the office, Durham maintains an endless reading list, records way too many British-based murder mysteries, cooks, hikes with her pups, explores a wide-range of music and sings loudly in her car.