Marianne Boeke, Ph.D.
Dr. Marianne Boeke joined NC-SARA in 2018. As the Director for Policy Research and State Support, she oversees all aspects of data reporting, curates the State Authorization Surveys (The Guide), provides state and regional compact support, and with senior leadership works on policy related issues.
Prior to joining NC-SARA, Marianne served as a Senior Associate at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). She worked on a variety of long and short-term projects collaborating with the Aspen Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, National Science Foundation (NSF), Strada Education Network, WICHE, and WCET State Authorization Network (SAN). Marianne has also held administrative positions at The American University, the University of Denver, and during the inaugural years of the Western Governors University (WGU). Marianne’s work in state authorization began in 2011 when she co-created the SHEEO survey on state authorization. She has presented at numerous national, regional, and state conferences and co-wrote several white papers on a variety of state authorization topics including: “State Authorization and Military Students” and “State Authorization and Non-Credit Courses and Programs.”
Marianne holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Denver, a master’s degree from The American University, and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. Her areas of specialization and interests include: evaluation, qualitative research, accreditation, assessment, post-secondary attainment, technology and costing issues in higher education, competence-based education, state authorization (compliance issues), and federal/state regulations.