Andrea Conklin Bueschel ’90

Associate Provost for Strategy and Policy, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Years of Service: 20102020

Andrea Conklin Bueschel serves as Associate Provost for Strategy and Policy at Northwestern University. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing a wide range of academic and administrative areas including university policy, accreditation, senior searches, and analytic projects for the Office of the Provost. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Andrea served as Associate Vice President at the Spencer Foundation, overseeing all of the foundation’s programs.

Andrea was also a lecturer at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, teaching a course on Higher Education Policy in the master’s in higher education program. She has been a research scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; was managing director for an educational consulting firm; has conducted program evaluation for non-profits; and has held various administrative posts in higher education. Recent publications include chapters in Changing the Conversation in Higher Education (edited by R. Thompson) and Cases of Teachers’ Data Use (edited by H. Fives and N. Barnes), and special issues on data use for Teachers College Record and American Journal of Education (co-edited with Cynthia Coburn).

Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Bates College and master’s degrees in higher education and sociology and a Ph.D. in education policy from Stanford University.