Steven M Culver


Steven M Culver
College of Education

Leadership Studies & Adult Ed

Proctor Hall 149
Ph.D.Educational Research and Evaluation / Virginia Tech University
MAEnglish / Virginia Tech University
B.A.English / Ohio Northern University


Dr. Culver is a Professor in the Leadership Studies Program in the College of Education at North Carolina A & T State University. Previously Director of Assessment and Analysis at NCAT and Associate Provost of Institutional Effectiveness at Virginia Tech, Dr. Culver has over 30 years of experience as a higher education administrator and faculty member. He has served as a research and evaluation consultant to such entities as the Finland Ministry of Education, the College of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden, and Wien Technical University in Vienna, Austria.

Research Interests

Dr. Culver has an extensive publication record that demonstrates his interest in factors that enhance student persistence in higher education, both in the United States and internationally. He is also interested in measuring the quality of education and issues related to assessment of student learning in higher education.

Recent Publications

  • Steven Culver (2019). (Trust, Training, and a Strategic Plan: Assessment at an HBCU). In Stephen Hundley, (March/April 2019) pp. 4-5,14. Assessment Update.
  • Steven Culver, Gregory Phipps (2018). (According to faculty, the most important reasons for doing assessment at an HBCU). In Craig Pepin & Raymond Shaw, (1-2) 8, pp. 1-21. The Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Bethany Bodo, Steven Culver (2018). (Aligning Assessment Processes at a Research Institution: Striving Toward Institutional Efffectiveness and Efficiency). (4) 30, pp. 5,10. Assessment Update.
  • Carrie Sanders, Laura Welfare, Steven Culver (2017). (Career Counseling in Middle Schools: A Study of School Counselor Self-Efficacy). (3) 7, pp. 238-250. The Professional Counselor.
  • Bethany Bodo, Steven Culver (2017). (Formative Feedback to Degree Programs: The Glass House of the Assessment Office). (2) 29, pp. 3-15. Assessment Update.
  • Tyler Love, Nancy Kreiser, M Grubbs, E Kim, Penny Burge, , Steven Culver (2015). (STEM faculty experiences with students with disabilities at a land grant institution). (1) 3, pp. 27-38. Jounral of Education and Training Studies.
  • Sumeyra Sahbaz, Steven Culver, Penny Burge (2014). (College Students’ Perceptions of their Core Competencies: An Institutional Analysis of Discipline and Gender). (5) 1, pp. 123-135. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal.
  • Steven Culver, Per Warfvinge (2013). (Assessment, accountability, and educational quality in the United States and Sweden). (1) 3, pp. 10-23. European Journal of Higher Education.
  • Steven Culver, David Kniola (2013). (Beginning the assessment institute and building global networks). (1) 3, pp. 1-9. European Journal of Higher Education.
  • Steven Culver, Ishwar Puri, Richard Wokutch, Vinod Lohani (2013). (Comparison of Engagement with Ethics Between an Engineering and a Business Program). (2) 19, pp. 585-597. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS.
  • Chosang Tendhar, Steven Culver, Penny Burge (2013). (Validating the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at a research-intensive university). (1) 1, pp. 182-193. Journal of Education and Training Studies.