Dr. Dorothy H. Evensen
TitleProfessor of Education (Higher Education) and Senior Scientist
DepartmentEducation Policy Studies
CentersCenter for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)
Dorothy H. Evensen joined the higher education program in 1999 after a six-year appointment in Language and Literacy Education, and 15 years as a high school teacher. Her research projects focus on literacy development and its relation to teaching and learning in professional contexts, particularly law and medicine. She has received support for her research from the Law School Admission Council, the Spencer Foundation, NSF, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Professor Evensen teaches courses in philosophical foundations of research, qualitative research methods, college teaching, and a proposal seminar for HI ED doctoral students.
Dr. Evensen's research focuses on teaching and learning in professional fields, such as medicine, law, engineering, and education. Her additional areas of expertise include discourse studies and qualitative research. She is currently directing a research project studying group learning in law schools and co-directing a study of interdisciplinary collaboration for science and engineering education reform.