Jeff Grann, Ph.D.

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Academic Director of Assessment and Learning Analytics, Capella University

Jeff advances systems of trust that incent adult development and empower learners to reach their potential. At Capella, Jeff has led a synergistic mix of academic and technical innovations.  Academically, Jeff defined the university’s fully-embedded assessment model and incorporated its tenents into the university’s educational philosophy. Technically, Jeff’s innovative projects have quickly illustrated value and have matured into core operations of the university’s credit-based and direct assessment programming, such as scoring guide tool, alignment documentation, competency map, and CBL dashboard. Since 2014, Jeff has been actively working with IMS Global to define a competency-based education specification supporting data exchanges from item-level assessment results to a digital extended transcript.

Jeff earned a BA in psychology and a Ph.D. in educational psychology with a minor in gerontology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He tweets at