Jessica Chittum, PhD, is the Director of Assessment and Pedagogical Innovation in the Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation (OCPI) at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). In her role, Jessica engages in research, project management, and editorial work primarily supporting AAC&U’s VALUE initiative and OCPI’s work on ePortfolios and digital pedagogies. Her research interests involve assessment, higher education pedagogy, ePortfolio, and academic motivation. Jessica completed a PhD in Educational Psychology at Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Exceptional Student Education from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Prior to AAC&U, Jessica served as an elementary and middle grades educator in a Florida public school system, and then as an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University.