Michael Fileta, M.S.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Higher Education
Phone: (626) 815-5485
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Michael Fileta, M.S., is a research associate in the National Evaluation Capacity Research Lab at Claremont Graduate University, and a research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Pitzer College. In addition to his work as an applied researcher, Fileta has experience as a student and academic affairs administrator focusing on academic support programs, including academic probation, first-year seminar, and academic advising. He also spent many years as a program evaluator for various educational organizations (community-based nonprofits, K-12, and higher education). His research focuses on examining the assessment, evaluation, and research capacity of practitioners within applied educational settings. Fileta believes that by increasing practitioners’ capacity to systematically understand the impact of their programs on the students they serve, they can more adequately fill in the gaps and make necessary program improvements. He is also a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University, studying education policy, evaluation, and reform.

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education

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