Marianne Boeke, PhD., is a senior associate at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), an organization known nationally and internationally for turning data into knowledge to support strategic decision-making at institutions and agencies of higher education. She joined NCHEMS as a research associate in March 2004. Dr. Boeke works on a variety of long and short-term projects including ones associated with the Lumina Foundation for Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Aspen Institute, USA Funds, National Science Foundation (NSF), the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) State Authorization Network (state regulations and compliance issues for higher education institutions) and the Foundation for Student Success.
Prior to NCHEMS, she worked at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE/WCET) as a staff associate. She managed the FIPSE funded project, Technology Costing Methodology (TCM), the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Project, and assisted with membership services. She has also held administrative positions at The American University, the University of Denver, and the Western Governors University (WGU).
Marianne holds a Ph.D.in higher education from the University of Denver, a master’s degree from The American University, and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. Her areas of specialization and interests include: evaluation, qualitative research, accreditation, post-secondary attainment, technology and costing issues in higher education, competence based education, state authorization (compliance issues), and federal/state regulations.