Dr. Carrigan brings more than 30 years of higher education experience to NCCU, having served in roles in institutional research, planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness, and student affairs. Prior to joining the Eagle family, she was the director of institutional research with the Office of Institutional Research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her past roles also include coordinator of institutional studies at Auburn University at Montgomery, director of the Appalachian College Assessment Consortium, director of Residence Life at Midway College, and post-doctoral research associate at Auburn University.
Dr. Carrigan is the author of numerous publications in the New Directions for Institutional Research journal and regularly presents findings at state, regional, and national professional forums. She is also a trained institutional effectiveness evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is a graduate of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Institute, where she has served on the AIR Forum Publications Editorial Advisory Committee and the SCUP Professional Development committee. Additionally, she regularly evaluates proposal submissions for SCUP and the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE).
A native of Rushville, IN, Dr. Carrigan earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in college student personnel from Indiana State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePauw University.