46th Annual SACCR Conference Speakers

Dr. Alexei Matveev

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.


Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Michael S. Johnson is a recently retired Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In this position, he supported the Commission Vice Presidents, maintained Commission policies, and served as the staff liaison for approximately 20 institutions. Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Johnson served as a SACSCOC Vice President for seven years. While at SACSCOC, Dr. Johnson has been part of over 175 institutional visits.
From 1986 until 2005, Dr. Johnson was at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Spring Hill is one of the 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in North America. While at Spring Hill, Dr. Johnson served in several capacities, including professor of economics, director of the MBA program, chair of the Division of Business and Management, the elected chair of the faculty assembly, chair of the rank and tenure committee, and for his last four years, associate vice president for academic affairs. Duties in the latter role included oversight of campus institutional effectiveness and institutional research efforts, accreditation liaison with SACSCOC, chair of the graduate council, and development of budget and enrollment forecasting models. Before joining Spring Hill College, Dr. Johnson held faculty positions at the University of New Orleans and at Cornell University.
Dr. Johnson holds an A.B. degree in economics from Davidson College, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has two grown sons and two granddaughters. He now lives in the north Georgia mountains, and enjoys the sunsets from his back deck.


Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn

Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, International Programs, Student Services, & Diversity in the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Education at Iowa State University. She is a prominent researcher in community college student success and international education with over 200 publications and presentations. Internationally she has worked with universities in Vietnam and Indonesia on curriculum development. Currently she is funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to be the American Director of the American Cultural Center at Xinlian College of Henan Normal University.