Dr. Ryan McLawhon joined Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2015 as the Executive Director for Academic Services & Assessment. In this capacity, he oversees the advising, study abroad, scholarships and financial aid, and honor code offices as well as the Academic Success Center, assessment, and faculty development activities. Prior to joining the Qatar campus, he served as the Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment on the main campus of Texas A&M University. Dr. McLawhon is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and has delivered keynote addresses and presented on assessment, curriculum mapping and development, and distance learning at numerous professional conferences. Dr. McLawhon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University in 2003, his Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2007, and his Doctoral degree in Higher Education from the University of North Texas in 2009.