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Neil Pagano
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Neil Pagano

Neil Pagano, PhD, is the Associate Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Director of the Honors Program at Columbia College Chicago.

Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Dr. Pagano was Director of Assessment at Columbia College, where he led the assessment efforts for all of the college's programs. In 2002, Dr. Pagano received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to lead an inter-institutional, general education assessment project.

In addition to his work at Columbia, Dr. Pagano is a Consultant/Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission’s Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality. He has consulted with more than seventy colleges and universities, primarily on assessment of student learning.

Before he joined Columbia, Dr. Pagano was a faculty member in the Department of Languages and Literature at St. Augustine College in Chicago. He received a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and his PhD in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

Contact information:

Neil Pagano, PhD
Office of the Dean, School of LAS
623 S. Wabash
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60605