The People of CRESST
CRESST conducts research that improves assessment, evaluation, technology, and learning.
Dr. Tobiason is a research scientist whose work draws on a decade of teaching experience across four countries. She has a background in formative assessment, standards-based instructional design, and teacher quality. Her current research considers how to strengthen instructional practice in higher education – in particular, how to design flexible programs of faculty-friendly peer observation. Another area of interest is the evaluation of instructional practice, where she considers the rhetorical, political, and social complexities of expertise, methodology, and positionality. She received her MS in Mathematics from Western Washington University before serving as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Tanzania. She holds a PhD in Social Research Methodology from the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.