Amelia Parnell

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Amelia Parnell

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Amelia Parnell is Vice President for Research and Policy at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), where she directs the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), which links research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success. Prior to her arrival at NASPA, Amelia was Director of Research Initiatives at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), where she conducted two national studies related to future directions of the institutional research function.

Amelia’s current research portfolio includes studies on the leadership attributes of college presidents and vice presidents, documenting and assessing co-curricular learning, and assessment and evaluation in student affairs. Amelia’s professional service includes consulting with the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities and participating in the USDOE Common Education Data Standards workgroup. Amelia taught graduate courses in the higher education department at Florida State University.

She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Florida State University and masters and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Florida A & M University.