OAPA Personnel

Dr. Amy Liu 
Dpt. of Sociology,
OAPA Director

Amy Liu is a leading expert in assessment, program review, and curriculum design. As the director of OAPA since 2012, she has provided leadership and training about how to use program learning outcomes with standards of performance and quality assignments to demonstrate the meaning, quality, integrity and uniqueness of degree programs. As a recent graduate of WASC Assessment Leadership Academy, she has used an integrated assessment strategy that combines direct assessment with exit surveys and transcript analysis to provide high quality data to improve student learning and success. Since 2007, Dr. Liu has been Director of Sociology Graduate Program and is responsible for recruiting and advising graduate students and for designing and assessing this program. She has also chaired three program review teams and served as an external consultant. As the Director of The Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region (2002 -2009), her research team interviewed about 9,000 residents in the Sacramento region, produced 54 reports, and conducted more than 100 media interviews. 


Dr. Elizabeth Strasser 
Dpt. of Anthropology,
OAPA Consultant

Elizabeth Strasser from Anthropology began serving as a faculty consultant for the Office of Academic Program Assessment in Fall 2012. Among many other things she has been a department chair, served on the GE Course Review Subcommittee for 20 years & chaired that body for several years, been the GE faculty consultant for three years and in that capacity wrote the Report on Assessing Baccalaureate Learning Goals at Sacramento State as well as the GE Self-Study for the GEGR Policy Committee, served for 10 years on her department’s undergraduate committee that advises majors, served on the Instructionally Related Activities Committee that distributes monies to student groups, serves as treasurer for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is currently the SSIS representative to the Academic Advising & Career Center.
Office (Mendocino Hall): 916-278-5446


Dr. Chia-Jung Chung 
Dpt. of Education,
OAPA Consultant

Chia-Jung Chung from the College of Education has served as the program coordinator and as the co-chair of the Technology Advisory Committee and the committee of Strategic Planning, Accountability, and Resources in her college for several years. She has also served on the Assessment and Accreditation Committee for two years. She has facilitated the implementation of electronic portfolios in the teaching credential department since 2004 and conducted and published well-received research in the field regarding the electronic portfolio as an assessment and learning tool. She joined the Office of Academic Program Assessment in Fall 2014 as a faculty consultant where she has provided exceptional support. Her dedication to research, teamwork, and education has become a critical asset to the foundations of program assessment and to the progress and enhancement of student learning.
Office (Eureka Hall): 916-278-3587


Dr. Judi Kusnick
Dpt. of Geology,
OAPA Consultant

Judi Kusnick teaches in the Geology Department and is Faculty Advisor to the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.  As co-principal investigator of the Sacramento Area Science Project, she helps bring professional development in high quality science instruction to hundreds of Sacramento region teachers every year.  Her areas of expertise include student engagement, classroom discourse, and stimulating student thinking through the development of scientific models.  She has extensive experience in effective classroom instruction, and in program evaluation.  Dr. Kusnick is also a faculty mentor for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching Institute, facilitator of CTL Faculty Learning Communities, and Assessment Coordinator for the Geology Department.
Office (Placer Hall): 916-278-4692


Dr. Michael Wright
Dpt. of Kinesiology and Health Science,
OAPA Consultant

Michael Wright is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science. His expertise is in teacher and coaching education specifically in the assessment of instructional practices in physical education. Dr. Wright has presented numerous times on the issue of assessment and evaluation in the public schools and provides professional development in the area of assessment to a wide variety of school districts in the area and nationally. He recently served as the faculty representative to the University Strategic Plan development and is a member of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Assessment as well as the University WASC Accreditation Steering Committee.
Office (Solano Hall): 916-278-5689