QEP Director, Dr. Cathy Box is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Lubbock Christian University where she also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Education. She has been at LCU since the fall of 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s of Science in Multidisciplinary Science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in addition to her Texas Teaching Certificate in Multidisciplinary Science. In her duties at Lubbock Christian University she teaches methods courses to pre-service teachers and assessment courses for clinical teachers in addition to her graduate courses. She serves as a consultant for area schools and works with teachers at the local, state, and national level.
Dr. Box’s research focuses on formative assessment or Assessment for Learning and as lead author recently published “A case study of teacher personal practice assessment theories and complexities of implementing formative assessment” in the October 2015 issue of the American Educational Research Journal. In addition to her teaching load and QEP duties, she is currently under contract with Palgrave-Macmillan to complete a monograph on Formative Assessment.