Karen Vance is the Associate Vice Provost for Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research in the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research at Penn State. Karen has been involved in institutional research, assessment, and planning for more than 20 years with experience across the P-20 spectrum. Her teaching experience includes various psychology and higher ed courses specific to statistics and institutional research. Karen holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University.