Dr. Emily Hopper serves as the Director of Institutional Research at University of the Cumberlands. As Director of Institutional Research, Dr. Hopper plays a key role in advancing the University's mission by providing strategic leadership and direction in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of institutional data, as well as reporting to outside accrediting bodies and organizations. Dr. Hopper collaborates with various stakeholders to support evidence-based decision-making, enhance institutional effectiveness, and contribute to the overall success of the University.

Dr. Hopper is a 2021 graduate of the Ph.D. program at University of the Cumberlands. She has served the University in various roles including Graduate Student Success Coordinator, MAT Field & Clinical Coordinator, and Communication Systems Coordinator for the School of Education. In her time serving the School of Education, Dr. Hopper collaborated with various departments across campus to design, deploy, evaluate, and maintain automated systems and processes focused on streamlining the student experience from enrollment to program completion.

Dr. Hopper also teaches graduate-level coursework in the Master of Arts in Teaching program and serves as a mentor for undergraduate student teaching candidates.

EdS Supervisor of Instruction, University of the Cumberlands, 2024
PhD Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2021
MAT Secondary Biology, University of the Cumberlands, 2013
BA Biology, Lindsey Wilson College, 2011

  • Educational Leadership
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Instructional Design
  • Business Process Optimization




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