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Craig Bach, PhD, Associate Research Professor at Drexel University
Associate Research Professor

Craig Bach, PhD


PhD, University of California at Berkeley
MS, University of California at Berkeley
BS, University of Texas
BA. University of Texas

Program Affiliation

Education Passport
Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation
EdD, Educational Leadership and Management


  • McEachron, D., Bach, C., & Sualp, M. (2012). Digital Socrates: A system for disseminating and evaluating best practices in education. In J. Uhomoibhi (Ed.), Campus-Wide Information Systems in the Special Issue on Professionalism and Sustainability in Engineering Education, (29) 4. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Bach, C. & Carpenter, A. (2011). Administrative and academic structures: for‐profit and not‐for-profit. In H. Kazeroony (Ed.), The Strategic Management of Higher Education. Addisson, TX: Business Express Press.
  • Nitecki, D. & Bach, C. (2011). Assessment and accreditation: Libraries enter stage left. Proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Borden, V., Bach, C., et al (2010). Our changing landscape: Non‐traditional paths in American higher education. Proceedings of the Association for Institutional Research. Retrieved from
  • Bach, C. & Carpenter, A. (2010). Learning assessment: Hyperbolic doubts deflated. Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, 30.


  • Defining, Measuring and Improving Student Success: A look at key performance indicators at several leading universities (with J. DiNardo & I. Balascuta), MSCHE Annual Conference & Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 2012
  • Aligning Assessment Goals and the Technologies Used to Support Them: A Mixed‐Method, Tiered Evaluation Model (with I. Balascuta), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Montreal, Canada, October, 2012
  • AEFIS Info Session (with M. Sualp), WACE International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2012
  • Evaluating the Real Impact of Cooperative and Experiential Education Assessment Technologies: A Case Study using a Mixed‐Method, Tiered Evaluation Model (with I. Balascuta), WACE International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2012
  • Innovating Data Collection Practices to Promote Continuous Quality Improvement (with B. Joyce, D. McEachron, & M. Sualp), WACE International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2012
  • Understanding Learning and Driving Change through the Use of Student Reflective Analyses (with I. Balascuta), WACE International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2012


  • Online Mentoring Project, Co‐PI | 2002 ‐ 2005 | NSF #0127516 | Funded: $407,520
  • Collaboration Services for the Math Forum Digital Library, Co‐PI | 2002 – 2004 | NSF #0333493 | Funded: $450,000
  • Innovations in Business Intelligence, Senior Personnel | 2002 and 2003 | NSF# EHR-‐0227802 | Funded: $599,128
  • Philadelphia-Alabama Transition to Teaching Project, Co‐PI | 2002 – 2003 | US Department of Education | Funded: $2.7M
  • Youth Works Grant, PI | 2002 – 2003 | Philadelphia Youth Council | Funded: $45,000
  • Business Intelligence, Dual PI | 2002 - 2003 | Link2Learn | Funded: $218,371
  • Drexel Tech Prep Consortium, PI | 2001 ‐ 2003| Federally-Funded, PDE Managed | Funded: $800,000
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Co‐PI | 2001 - 2002 | Link2Learn | Funded: $495,000




  • Translational Research in Creativity
  • Program Evaluation
  • Learning Assessment and Analytics
  • Early Childhood Education Workforce Development
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Goddard Systems, INC (2013 — Present)
    Vice President, Education and Training
  • Eastern University (2019 — Present)
    Adjunct Faculty, The Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Drexel University (1997 — 2021)
    Adjunct Faculty, School of Education
    Vice Provost, Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness
    Associate Vice Provost, Curriculum and Assessment
    Assistant Professor, School of Education
    Assistant Professor, Applied Philosophy Program
  • Kaplan Higher Education (2003 — 2009)
    Vice President, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
    Executive Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Michigan State University (1996 — 1997)
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Craig Bach, PhD currently serves as an Associate Research Professor in the School of Education leading the Education Passport and supporting the Fredricka Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation.

Dr. Bach is a seasoned education leader with demonstrated success developing impactful and relevant education products and services across a broad range of educational types and settings, from early learning, K-12 and post-secondary to programs in for-profit, public and private institutions. He has a strong track record of building cohesive teams to improve student learning and achieve strategic institutional goals. He also has deep experience in education delivery, including online and blended models, developing sustainable, data-informed, value-add approaches to challenges facing institutions in response to demographic and market shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Prior to returning to Drexel, Dr. Bach served as the Vice President of Education for Goddard Systems, Inc. in the corporate headquarters of The Goddard School Franchise. Dr. Bach has also served as Drexel University's Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness. He also worked as the Vice President of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Kaplan Higher Education where he managed five teams working on assessment, research, analytics, data management and performance measurement.