Mark Stewart

Professor of Psychology at Willamette University


  • BA, University of California Santa Barbara, Psychology and Sociology, 1986
  • MA, Humboldt State University, Psychology, 1990
  • PhD, University of Nevada Reno, Experimental Psychology, 1995


Mark Stewart is a Professor of Psychology at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Stewart’s administrative background and expertise is in strategic planning, academic program management, and assessment of student learning. His research interests are in perceptual processing with a primary focus in synesthesia. His pedagogical scholarship focuses on improving science education for all students, not just those with interests in STEM disciplines.

Like many Teagle Scholars, Stewart was first drawn to the program as a way to broaden his assessment skill set. He enjoys interacting with other professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment where making mistakes is actively encouraged and provides an excellent opportunity for fine-tuning one’s ability to use evidence to improve student learning.

“Working collaboratively, meeting colleagues where they’re at, and helping to mobilize assessment activities at other institutions—these serve as the basis for the very models of continuous improvement we seek to implement on college campuses across the nation,” says Stewart.

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