Quinn Koller is a creative, resourceful and innovative problem solver in international higher education. Quinn currently serves as the Director of Academic Quality Assurance at Utah Valley University, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students, where he oversees the creation of all of the university’s high-quality degree and certificate programs, and monitors their quality and helps with their continuous improvement. Quinn also served as the Director of Rugby, where he coached the men’s team that won the 2015 D1AA Varsity Cup National Collegiate Championship. Previously he was the Director of Regulatory Affairs – International Institutions at Laureate Education, Inc, where he worked with several international Laureate Institutions making sure that their educational programs were appropriately recognized and accredited within both their local higher education regulatory environments and that student credit was transferable internationally to other institutions. During Quinn’s career he has worked as a geographer; librarian; researcher; corporate executive; regulatory affairs and compliance professional; and, coach. He has worked on five continents in the for-profit, non-profit, government, health care, and higher education sectors.
Quinn is the author of five international boundary studies (Armenia/Georgia; Armenia/Azerbaijan; Azerbaijan/Turkey; China/Vietnam; and, Eritrea/Ethiopia). He is the founder and editor in chief of Higher Education Times, an international higher education news and opinion website, and the founder of University of One, and organization devoted to addressing the needs of non-traditional higher education students.
Quinn has presented several times at the IUPUI Annual Assessment Institute, the AAC&U Annual Meeting, the AAEEBL Annual conference. Topics of these presentations have included creating faculty/administrator partnerships in academic program review, and in implementing ePortfolios to directly assess student learning in academic programs. He has also conducted workshops and made several presentations to the Special Libraries Association on mentorship, effective leadership, strategic planning, and bench-marking customer services in special libraries.
Quinn has been a visiting scholar at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan, and served as an expert panel member and advisor to the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology’s International conference on Digital Libraries in the Maghreb (North Africa). Quinn also served as an official U.S. delegate to the International Geographic Union.
Quinn earned his MS in College Administration and Leadership at Kaplan University, and his EdD in Higher Education Leadership at Walden University. Quinn’s rich career and educational attainment serve as a testament that professional and academic accomplishment need not be mutually exclusive.