BA Mount Mercy College
MA Western Illinois University
PhD The University of Iowa
Dr. Chad N. Loes is the Director of Student Outcomes Research and Professor of Criminal Justice at Mount Mercy University. He is a former Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence and has been a faculty member at Mount Mercy since August 2001. He teaches a variety of courses including research design, and diversity and the criminal justice system.
His research generally focuses on cognitive development and diversity-related issues. He is currently leading a number of studies exploring a variety of issues associated with diversity and/or cognitive development. He recently published a chapter on missing data in New Directions for Institutional Research, an article on diversity experiences and critical thinking in The Journal of Higher Education, and an article on the effects of teacher behaviors on students’ inclination to inquire and lifelong learning in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Additionally, he has presented his research at numerous international and domestic conferences, and currently works as a research consultant.
Loes obtained the Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Iowa.