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Amanda Knerr


Dr. Amanda Knerr has been the Executive Director, Residential Life at Indiana State University since the summer of 2013. Prior to her current role, Amanda Knerr served as the Senior Associate Director of Residence Life at The Pennsylvania State University. In this role, Knerr worked with the 14,000 students that lived on-campus at University Park as well as 8 other Penn State Campus Residential Life programs in the areas of student conduct, crisis response and management, professional development and training, residential curriculum development and implementation and assessment planning and reporting. Knerr has been actively involved in ACPA for many years. She has served as a Chair of the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, chaired the Residential Curriculum Institute for three years, and chaired a committee to develop an Association-Wide Assessment Plan. Knerr has been an invited faculty member in multiple years for both the Residential Curriculum Institute and the Student Affairs Assessment Institute. Knerr received her master’s degree from Ball State University and completed her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University in December of 2016. Knerr’s research interests includes professional identity development, curriculum development, instructional pedagogy in higher education, development of social responsibility/civic engagement, and assessment of student learning outside the classroom.