Amber Garrison Duncan
Strategy Officer

Higher Ed

  • Accreditation
  • College completion
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Data and accountability
  • Higher education finance and operations
  • Higher education reform and policy
  • Public universities
  • Standards and testing
  • Student advising

Amber Garrison Duncan serves in a dual role at Lumina Foundation as evaluation officer and strategy officer. Her work focuses on managing evaluations and applying findings to inform Lumina’s work to reach Goal 2025. She also serves on Lumina’s strategy work group focusing on new systems of quality credentials in higher education, including the Degree Qualifications Profile. These activities allow her to draw on her 15 years of experience as a campus-based student affairs professional, designing co-curricular learning experiences and leading assessment. She has researched and written on general education, assessment, Latinas in higher education and women in leadership. She is co-editor of the new book, “Leading Assessment for Student Success: Ten Tenets That Change Culture and Practice in Student Affairs,” published by Stylus in 2015. Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, a master’s from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Oregon.