41972-Ribera, Amy

Amy K. Ribera, PhD

Director of Research and Evaluation, Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity

HITS 2109
Indianapolis, IN


Amy Ribera is the Research and Evaluation Analyst for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, Diversity (FAPDD) and holds an academic appointment in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology as an Associate Research Professor. Her career focuses on survey research and institutional improvement in higher education. She leads a wide-range to strategic initiatives supporting FAPDD priority areas such as Faculty Vitality, Leadership Development, Wellness/Burnout, and the Diversity Pillars. Amy earned her BA in Chemistry, MSEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and PhD in Higher Education from Indiana University.

Key Publications

Dankoski, M. E., Palmer, M. M., Nelson Laird, T. F., Ribera, A. K., & Bogdewic, S. P. (2012). An expanded model of faculty vitality in academic medicine. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17, 633-649.

Palmer, M. M., Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Ribera, A. K., Ribera, T., Nelson Laird, T. F., & Dankoski, M. E. (2013). Enhancing vitality in academic medicine: Faculty development and productivity. To Improve the Academy, 32, 89-106.

Ribera, A. K., Miller, A. L., & Dumford, A. D. (2017). Sense of peer belonging and institutional acceptance in the first year: The role of high-impact practices. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 563-581.

Wang, J. S., Pascarella, E. T., Nelson Laird, T. F., & Ribera, A. K. (2015). How clear and organized classroom instruction and deep approaches to learning effect growth in critical thinking and need for cognition. Studies in Higher Education, 46, 1786-1807.

Titles & Appointments

  • Director of Research and Evaluation, Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity
  • Associate Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Education
    2012 PhD Indiana University
    2004 MSED Indiana University
    1999 BA Indiana University
  • Research

    Faculty Vitality in Academic Medicine

    Deep Approaches to Learning

    College Student Engagement

  • Professional Organizations
    Association for Institutional Research
    Association for the Study of Higher Education
    Professional and Organization Development Network in Higher Education
  • Awards
    Org: Association for Institutional Research
    Desc: Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-05-01
    Org: National Center for Education Statistics/National Science Foundation/Association for Institutional Research
    Desc: National Data Policy Institute Fellow
    Scope: National
    Date: 2005-06-01

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