Middle States Steering

Middles States Documents and Reports  2003 to present – Documents related to the accreditation process, including Academic Department Self Studies and Middle States Review Documents

2023 Middle States Accreditation website for current self-study process

Committee Description

This ad hoc committee meets during preparation of Middle States accreditation reports. Allegheny’s Middle States Accreditation is directed by a steering committee comprised of the Steering Committee Co-Chairs, co-chairs of the four Working Groups, as well as student and staff members. The Steering Committee is responsible for developing the charges of the Working Groups in coordination with the President and the Provost, developing the evidence inventory for the document review to be conducted in advance of the Middle States evaluation team visit, and collecting reports from the Working Groups to draft the final Self-Study Report.

Current Members

  • Jennifer Dearden, Associate Provost & Associate Professor, Music, Co-Chair
  • Kenneth Pinnow, Professor, History & Global Health Studies, Co-Chair
  • Ian Binnington, Dean for Student Success & Professor, History
  • Joshua Heiser, ‘23, Biology; Environmental Science & Sustainability Double Major/Spanish Minor
  • Tiffany Hrach, Office Manager, Maytum Center for Student Success
  • Michael Mehler, Professor, Communication, Film, and Theatre
  • Lauren Paulson, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Ashlynn Peachey, ‘23, Global Health Studies/Environmental Science & Sustainability Double Major
  • Barbara Riess, Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Ishita Sinha Roy, Professor, Communication, Film & Theatre
  • Matthew Stinson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Yee Mon Thu, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Linda Wetsell, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration

updated 9/15/2022