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About Ann M Gansemer-Topf

Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She brings with her 20 years of student affairs and higher education experience having worked in the areas of residence life, admissions, student financial aid, new student programs, campus ministry, conference services, academic advising, and institutional research. She has experience working in a large 4-year public research institution and a small, private, selective liberal arts institution. She currently teaches program evaluation and assessment, campus environments, and students in American higher education. Her research areas focus on the micro (student) and macro (institutional, state, and federal) factors that contribute to student success. She is also interested in using assessment methods to understand best practices related to effective teaching and learning and program implementation. She has presented at several regional and national conferences and her research has been published in journals such as Research in Higher Education, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, and Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness.


Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University School of Education


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Contact Information

2621 Lagomar
901 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-3198


Peer - Reviewed Articles (21)

Book Chapters (3)

Conference and Presentations (3)