Dr. Karen Marrongelle is Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies with the Oregon University System. Dr. Marrongelle is responsible for leading and implementing strategic planning for the System; preparing academic policies and developing initiatives to address critical program needs; supporting PK-20 alignment; providing leadership for student success initiatives; fostering public-private partnerships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; sustaining K-12 pre-college programming; enhancing partnerships with business organizations; oversaw the System’s institutional research; designing and maintaining the System’s performance measurement framework and overseeing its achievement compacts with the Oregon Education Investment Board; serving as co-chair of the OUS Provosts’ Council; and serving as a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, among other duties.
Dr. Marrongelle previously served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaboration. In that role, she supported the Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies in the areas of PK-20 academic standards, student learning assessment, teacher education, diversity/equity efforts, and offers support for the academic role of OUS faculty. Her work included an emphasis on national, statewide and OUS initiatives directed at monitoring and enhancing the success of students as they move into and through OUS institutions.
Dr. Marrongelle previously served in administrative and faculty roles at Portland State University between 2001 and 2011. She currently holds the rank of Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at Portland State University. From 2007-2009, Dr. Marrongelle served on a rotation as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Marrongelle has led numerous grants and has collaborated with researchers nationally and internationally to improve undergraduate mathematics education and K-12 mathematics professional development. Dr. Marrongelle is active in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America. She serves on the Board of Directors for Teachers Development Group and is Oregon’s Higher Education lead for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Marrongelle received a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of New Hampshire; an M.S. in Mathematics from Lehigh University; and a B.S. in Mathematics/Philosophy from Albright College.