Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for
Planning and Institutional Improvement,
Professor of Organizational Leadership,
Chair of the Assessment Institute,
Executive Editor of Assessment Update, and
Host of Leading Improvements in Higher Education Podcast
Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D., is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement at IUPUI, an urban-serving institution with 30,000 students. He is a Professor of Organizational Leadership within the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology. Stephen provides strategic advice and consultation to the Chancellor, the Chancellor’s Cabinet, and the Council of Deans on a range of matters pertaining to IUPUI’s strategy, effectiveness, and future directions. He leads the Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement, including facilitating the administrative and program review processes; directs campus-level strategic planning activities; handles the executive search and leadership onboarding function for the campus; promotes various improvement-oriented initiatives; and serves as executive sponsor of IUPUI's Program Review and Assessment Committee.
Stephen also chairs the annual Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, which is the oldest and largest higher education event in the U.S. focused on assessment and improvement. He is executive editor of Assessment Update, an award-winning, bimonthly publication from Wiley with a national readership, and he serves as host of Leading Improvements in Higher Education, an award-winning podcast profiling people, initiatives, institutions, and organizations improving conditions in higher education.
Stephen has addressed a variety of audiences in more than 30 countries on six continents and throughout the United States. He writes, consults, and presents on topics related to organizational effectiveness, learning and development strategies, and higher education administration. Additionally, he has been recognized for his accomplishments through teaching, publication, and service awards and has received competitive funding from private foundations and state and federal agencies to support his work, including continuous funding from the National Science Foundation for more than a decade (awards #1618408, #1153850, and #0969500).
His prior administrative leadership roles include program director, department chair, and associate dean for academic affairs and undergraduate programs in the School of Engineering and Technology; associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer; and interim associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College. Stephen earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C.