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Washington State University Graduate School

Assistant Dean Jennifer LeBeauAssistant Dean LeBeau is responsible for program review and assessment, graduate student services, and the Graduate School strategic plan. More specifically, she is responsible for exceptions to policy, residency issues, and assisting with student appeals and concerns. She also helps provide professional development to Graduate School staff.

Dr. LeBeau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Idaho and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Higher Education Administration, with a cognate in Educational Psychology, from WSU. She also serves as a research associate in the College of Education Learning and Performance Research Center (LPRC), primarily serving as an external evaluator for several federally, state-, and locally-funded educational projects related to STEM education and student success. Dr. LeBeau’s passion is in serving students, families, and communities with low income and high trauma backgrounds. She is also interested in understanding the complexities of the educational pipeline, utilizing assessment and evaluation to improve existing practices, and helping programs and organizations develop and measure strategic plans and priorities.

Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Dr. LeBeau conducted surface water testing for a state department of environmental quality, served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, taught study skills refresher and freshman transition courses as a learning specialist, and served a program facilitator for an academic success initiative.  Currently, she is an affiliate faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Teaching Academy, serves as a Co-PI on a NSF REU and a USDA NARA project housed in Civil Engineering at WSU, and serves on the Office of the Provost’s Accreditation, Assessment, and Academic Program Review Committee. She is also certified to be a lead evaluator for AdvancED, a nonprofit K-12 accreditation organization, and served as the Liaison to the Provost for the Association of Faculty Women (AFW) for the 2017-18 academic year.

Assistant Dean LeBeau is responsible for program review and assessment, graduate student services, and the Graduate School strategic plan. More specifically, she is responsible for exceptions to policy, residency issues, and assisting with student appeals and concerns. She also helps provide professional development to Graduate School staff.