Andy Mauk serves as the Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Research & Planning. He joined UNCW in August of 2011 after completing his doctoral work at The Florida State University. While at FSU, he worked in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, mainly as the primary coordinator of Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, an annual international conference focused on college student character development. He also worked on a variety of special projects including fundraising, assessment, and research at the request of the Division of Student Affairs. In his graduate work, his research focused on the role that friendship plays on college student success. His other research interests include student engagement and retention, social psychology, and institutional research. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Association of Institutional Research and was selected to attend the prestigious NCES/NSF Summer Data Policy Institute. He was also named the NASPA-FL Graduate Student of the Year in 2010.
Prior to his graduate work at FSU, he was the Associate Director of the Multicultural Center at the University of Arkansas. His primary responsibility was to coordinate the Silas Hunt Scholarship Program, an initiative to engage and assist underrepresented scholarship recipients through their undergraduate experience. His work included aspects of First-Year Experience, Leadership Development, and Program Planning. Prior to his work in Multicultural Affairs, he received his masters degree and his bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas.
At UNCW, Andy works with all the departments in Student Affairs on their assessment and research needs. He also represents the Division in the SACS Accreditation process, sits as a member of the University's Learning Assessment Council, helps with the assessment of the QEP, and teaches a First-Year Seminar course for University College.
Andrew J. Mauk, Ph.D