Larry A. Braskamp, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President of Elmhurst College. He also is Professor Emeritus of Education at Loyola University Chicago and Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
As a Gallup Senior Scientist, Dr. Braskamp serves as a strategic consultant to Gallup's Education division, applying Gallup research to improve higher education. He draws on his many years of experience in higher education to help Gallup's clients create campuswide strengths-based initiatives designed to develop the whole student. Dr. Braskamp is available for on-site program evaluation and design consulting and also is in demand as a speaker at conferences and learning events.
In 1967, Dr. Braskamp joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he received a Distinguished Teaching Award. He also served as Assistant to the Chancellor at UNL. Braskamp joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1976. He served in a number of administrative positions at UIUC, including Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Acting Dean of the College of Applied Life Studies.
Dr. Braskamp was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from 1989 to 1996. During the 1996-1997 academic year, he served as the Executive Director of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. From 1997 to 1998, Dr. Braskamp was a professor in the College of Education and a Faculty Fellow in the International Center for Health Leadership Development at UIC. He served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University Chicago from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a professor and directed a project on how church-related colleges develop students with purpose.
Dr. Braskamp is the coauthor and coeditor of seven books, including Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully, Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance, and The Motivation Factor: A Theory of Personal Investment. He has published more than one hundred research articles and papers.
Dr. Braskamp received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Central College. He received his master's degree in counseling psychology and doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Iowa.