Dr. Alexei G. Matveev joined the SACSCOC staff in January 2012. He currently serves as Director of Training and Research. His career in higher education spans more than 20 years serving in a variety of roles including faculty member, associate director of institutional effectiveness and assessment, and director of Quality Enhancement Plan. Dr. Matveev published in several journals and conducted sessions at numerous professional meetings on topics related to assessment, accreditation, curriculum mapping, and student retention. Dr. Matveev holds an M.Ed. degree in educational administration/organization development from Kent State University, M.A. in economic sociology from Central European University (Poland | Hungary) / Lancaster University (UK), and Ph.D. in higher education administration from the College of William and Mary.