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Beth Janetski, PhD, MFA

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Academic Planning

management of creativity, arts integration in curricula, transdisciplinary research


Beth attended UW-Eau Claire for her undergraduate degree. She then earned an MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Minnesota and became interested in higher education administration leading her to complete her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Educational Policy and Administration. She took her evaluation skills learned in her PhD program to the Science Museum of Minnesota where she worked in Evaluation and Visitor Learning and Exhibit Production over the next five years. Beth then became an Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After a few more years, Beth moved to Madison where she worked at UW-Madison’s School of Education as a Policy and Planning Analyst in the Dean’s Office. In this role, she worked with departments to create new programs, conduct program reviews, and develop assessment plans while managing school-wide data requests and data reporting to external agencies. Beth is professionally interested in topics such as the management of creativity, arts integration in curricula, and transdisciplinary research. In her free time, Beth likes reading, hiking, painting, gardening, traveling, and attending museums.