Kathleen Kuehn, Ph.D.

Institutional Research, Assessment, and Plans 

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise:
  • Non-state armed groups
  • Research Methodology
  • Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning Assessment


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Education, George Mason University
  • M.A. Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, 2008, Georgetown University
  • B.A. Government and International Studies, 2006, College of William and Mary


Kate Kuehn is the Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at Marine Corps University. Kate has spent 11 years working on evaluation and assessment of military education programs, providing advice on the design of learning assessments at the classroom, program, and institutional level. In her current capacity, she supports the development, design, and integration of assessment for the university’s professional military education and graduate programs. She also manages the university’s institutional effectiveness and institutional evaluation activities. She also serves as an MCU representative on the Military Education Assessment Advisory Group and frequently serves on military accreditation teams in support of the Joint Staff. Prior to joining MCU, Kate designed and implemented assessment and evaluation as the Director of Academic Staff and Assessment at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University.  Her early career focused on policy analysis, establishing metrics for assessing policy impact, and applying quantitative and qualitative tools.

Kate is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. She is dual specializing in education research methodology and educational psychology. Her research focuses on assessment and performance evaluation in complex contexts, currently focused on team-based simulated learning environments. Kate holds a Master of Arts from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.


Selected Publications

  • Kuehn, K. (20201). Assessment strategies for educational wargames. Journal of Advanced Military Studies.


  • Chair, Institutional Effectiveness Working Group, Marine Corps University, 2018-Present
  • Vice Chair, Sponsored Projects Council, Marine Corps University, 2021-Present 
  • Alternate Member, United States Marine Corps Institutional Review Board, 2021-Present
  • Member, Military Education Assessment Advisory Group, Joint Staff J-7, 2019-Present

Professional memberships

  • Association for Assessment in Learning and Higher Education 
  • Southern Association of Institutional Research 
  • Virginia Assessment Group 
  • Washington Evaluator
  • Women in International Security
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