Owen Elected CREATE President

Owen Elected CREATE President 

February 27, 2020
Contact: Brock Turnipseed

Sean Owen, a Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit associate research professor, was elected president of the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE) in October.

In his role, Owen will help guide CREATE, a sponsoring organization of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, in its continued purpose of “facilitating learning through educational assessment and teaching effectiveness.” Owen will serve a two-year term.

Owen stated that the mission of CREATE to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and dissemination of best practices related to program, student and personnel evaluation and educational research parallels the RCU’s vision and goals.

“I would strongly urge those active in educational evaluation, research and practice to consider becoming a CREATE member and attending and presenting at the next CREATE conference,” he said.

CREATE brings together institutions of higher learning to promote ethical, research-based practices; publish research; network; empower graduate students; and share research centered around educational assessment and teaching effectiveness.

Owen, whose primary research focus is in the applied sciences and career and technical education, joined the RCU after serving as a research professor at MSU’s Center for Educational and Training Technology.

A frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences, Owen is an active member of the Association for Career and Technical Education and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He is also a former president of the Mississippi Educational Computing Association.