Our Team

Our Team

Deborah L. Panter, JD

Associate Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness
dpanter@usfca.edu, ext. 4588

Deborah Panter is the Associate Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness at the University of San Francisco. She joined USF in June 2016.

Deborah comes to us from John F. Kennedy University, where she served in the same position and was responsible for leading JFKU through its self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation. She has bachelor's degrees in philosophy and economics from the University of California at Irvine and a JD from Golden Gate University School of Law. Deborah has been teaching in the BA Legal Studies programs at JFKU and St. Mary's College since 2003. She graduated from WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy in 2015.

Deborah's team leads USF’s reaccreditation and assessment efforts on campus, including program review and yearly assessment of programs and courses; provides training and education on all aspects of assessment; prepares or assists in writing accreditation reports for USF’s professional schools and the University as a whole; assists the NCAP process, ensuring that assessment is built into programs from the beginning.

Kevin Andrew McLemore, PhD

Associate Director of Assessment
kmclemore@usfca.edu, ext. 4349

Kevin Andrew McLemore, Ph.D., joined USF as the Assistant Director of Assessment in January 2017. He provides survey design, methodological, and analytic support for the University's assessment and accreditation efforts. Kevin works collaboratively with faculty and staff engaged in the assessment of student learning throughout the University, including academic programs, core curriculum, co-curricular, and service units. Prior to joining USF, Kevin served John F. Kennedy University as an institutional research analyst. Kevin previously was a teaching and research psychologist at the University of California, Davis, where he earned his Ph.D. in social-personality psychology in September 2014. He received his BA and MS in psychology from DePaul University, which instilled a personal and professional commitment to social justice and community engagement that strongly aligns with USF's mission and values. Kevin completed the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy (ALA) in 2018. 

Kevin's empirical research in social and personal psychology has been published in the Annual Review of Psychology, Self and Identity, and Stigma and Health and presented at professional conferences, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

Marisa C. McCarthy, MA

Assistant Director of Curriculum Management
mcmccarthy2@usfca.edu, ext. 2091

Marisa C. McCarthy joined USF as the Project Manager in October 2017. Prior to joining USF, Marisa spent seven years working at Stanford University in the Office of the Provost and the Office of Community Standards. In the Office of Community Standards, Marisa served as an Assistant Dean of Students, managing the university’s judicial process. Marisa’s work in the Office of the Provost included helping to secure Stanford’s re-accreditation by WSCUC, supporting the Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Policy, Planning and Management, and staffing both the Provost’s Task Force and Advisory Group on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices.

Marisa supports USF’s accreditation and assessment efforts on campus by working with programs to close the loop on the university’s program reviews and yearly program assessments, and managing all projects related to accreditation, including organizing the school’s upcoming WSCUC site visit.

Marisa received a BA in English from Boston College, and an MA in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies, with a focus on Higher Education, from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her graduate work examined sexual violence and higher education.

Marisa is a San Francisco native and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and San Francisco Day School.