Dr. Christine Mahan is Vice President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Her responsibilities include providing leadership and oversight for the University's strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, accreditation, compliance and risk management activities. She joined the Eastern community in 2010 as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.
Dr. Mahan has served in the field of higher education for more than 25 years. Positions held include various faculty and administrative posts across multiple sectors of higher education—proprietary, 2-year, private, non-profit, and public research universities, as well as in accreditation. Prior to coming to Eastern, she most recently served in administrative roles at University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Mahan earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy from University of Maryland, College Park; M.A. in English from University of Iowa, and B.A. in English and Rhetoric, cum laude and with distinction from University of Illinois-Urbana. Her research interests include access and persistence issues for first generation and low income students.