About us

Dannelle D. Stevens, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University. With a degree in educational psychology from Michigan State, she comes to the world of assessment with a grounding in cognitive psychology and constructivist learning principles. She teaches graduate classes in action research, reflective practice and educational psychology. Her research interests are in understanding the use and impact of rubrics in classrooms and programs.

Beginning in 2005, she has conducted workshops on designing rubrics across the curriculum at the Linfield College School of Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University; Central Oregon Community College; Oregon Institute of Technology; American Culinary Association, University of Alabama, and University of Hawaii.


Antonia J. Levi, Ph. D.

Dr. Antonia Levi is a retired professor of Japanese history who is now a full-time writer with an interest in improving pedagogy and assessment in higher education.  She obtained her doctorate at Stanford University, but her experience in pedagogy and assessment took place at Portland State University in the University Studies Program which focuses on interdisciplinary studies, team teaching, and assessment methodologies.  She provides consultancy services, workshops, and presentations on these interests and also on Japanese animation, the globalization of popular culture, and the integration of popular culture into secondary and post-secondary education.