Kathryn Svinarich

Task Force Member

Kettering University


Kathryn Svinarich is the Associate Provost for Assessment and Academic Support at Kettering University. As a physics faculty member, then head of the department, she played a major role in leading the physics department to successfully achieve first-time ABET accreditation for both Engineering Physics and Applied Physics in 2012. The Applied Physics program at Kettering University is the first and only ABET accredited applied physics program.

In April 2015, at the University President’s request, she became the founding chair for the University Committee on Accreditation and Assessment which is charged with providing critical assessment leadership to the university and is responsible for establishing and supporting a process of institution-wide continual self-evaluation and improvement.

Dr. Svinarich brings experience on accreditation and co-operative education (Kettering University engages in a fully-co-operative educational model) to EP3.

She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Physics from Wayne State University.