Associate Director of the Postsecondary Education Research Center and Professor of Higher Education
University of Tennessee
Dr. J. Patrick Biddix is professor Higher Education and Associate Director of the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee. He also currently serves as Interim Department chair for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS). His research and teaching focus on research design and assessment, student engagement and involvement, and postsecondary outcomes. He is the author of Research Methods and Applications for Student Affairs (Jossey-Bass, 2018) and co-authored the 2nd edition textbook of Assessment in Student Affairs (Jossey-Bass, 2016) and Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (FALDOs) 2.0 (Council for the Advancement of Standards, 2020). He is a Fulbright Scholar Award recipient (Montreal, Canada, 2015-2016).
Patrick is a former student affairs practitioner and long-time active member of NASPA, ACPA, and AFA. Most recently, he served on the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors and the NASPA Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) Knowledge Community Leadership Team and is completing a term as Associate Editor for the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD). He has an active family of travelers that includes his wife, three young children, and two golden doodles. Aside from spending time with them, he loves teaching research (really!), listening to 1990s hip-hop music, and playing overly complicated board games.