William Woods Names Associate Dean of Assessment

Dr. Katricia Pierson, assistant professor of English and director of the honors program at William Woods University, has been promoted to associate dean of assessment.


Before coming to William Woods in 2004, Pierson was an assistant professor of English at Pikeville College in Ky.


She received her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism secondary education from the University of Wyoming and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in English from the University of Arkansas.


The associate dean of assessment helps schedule and administer university-wide assessments, works with faculty to design and implement a performance assessment for measuring teaching effectiveness and assists with education accreditation.


In addition to her new appointment, Pierson will continue to teach and serve as the honors program director. She also sponsors Sigma Tau Delta, an English honors society.