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Joan Littlefield Cook

Dr. Joan Littlefield Cook is Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has served since 1998. Joan has also held positions of Director of Academic Assessment, Department Chair for the Department of Psychology, Professor of Psychology, and Academic Staff for the Department of Educational Foundations. Joan currently serves as the UW-Whitewater Campus Accreditation Liaison Officer for Higher Learning Commission (HLC). From 2013 to 2019, she served as Director of Academic Assessment at UW-Whitewater. She is also the Director of the UW-Whitewater Assessment Fellows Program.

In 2005, Dr. Cook received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UW-Whitewater Chapters of Psi Chi/APSSC (psychology student organizations). In 1991, Joan was awarded the Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Student Association at UW-Madison and was a UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology nominee for the American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement award.

Dr. Cook holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, an MS in Psychology (both from Vanderbilt University), and a BS in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University


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