Dr. Abbygail Tull Langham

Director, Assessment & Strategic Planning
Office: 334.844-8610

During the implementation of the 2010-2013 strategic plan it became apparent that having a full-time staff member devoted to reaching the Division’s goals was a necessity. Dr. Abby Langham assumed a newly created position as the Director of Assessment & Strategic Planning in February of 2013. In this role, she leads efforts to assist the staff members, who make up the Division of Student Affairs, in understanding how to assess co-curricular student learning and program outcomes. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor with graduate faculty status in Auburn University’s Administration of Higher Education program within the College of Education.

Dr. Langham came to the field of student affairs after a nearly 5-year tenure as an institutional researcher at the same institution where she completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A higher education professional since 2006, Dr. Langham has also worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Center for Educational Leadership and Auburn University’s Economic and Community Development Institute. Additionally, she has had the pleasure of teaching at the college level for Auburn University’s Department of Political Science. Although Dr. Langham came to the Division from another institution, as an Auburn alumna, she understands all that students can learn at Auburn University both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Langham received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University.

“It is a privilege to be able to return to my alma mater, to work with such a wonderful group of people within Auburn University’s Division of Student Affairs, and to help to strategically advance what I know to be an already great university experience for our students.” – Abby Langham, Ph.D.

Dr. Vanessa Finnegan

Senior Analyst, Assessment & Strategic Planning
Office: 334-844-1321

Dr. Vanessa Finnegan provides coordination and expertise in designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment, evaluation, and research projects to support and serve as a resource for all of Student Affairs. Prior to joining Student Affairs, for over a decade, Dr. Finnegan worked in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Auburn University, where she was involved in the management of planning, implementing, and evaluating federally funded, applied research projects, and served as an instructor for experiential learning in connection with funded research. Dr. Finnegan is also a graduate of Auburn’s doctoral program in Educational Psychology, where her training focused on educational research methods and assessment. An educator at heart, she is deeply committed to supporting students holistically during their academic journey and in setting positive trajectories for life beyond graduation.

Katelyn Stalboerger

Graduate Assistant, Assessment & Strategic Planning
Office: 334-844-5004

Katelyn Stalboerger assists with developing assessment and strategic planning resources, performing data entry for evaluations and assessments, analyzing findings from assessments, researching student affairs assessment best practices, updating the Assessment & Strategic Planning website, and developing/planning surveys, focus groups, and other assessments.

Originally from Sartell, Minnesota, Katelyn Stalboerger completed her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of North Dakota while working for Textron in the marketing and sales department. She then moved to Auburn and completed her Master of Business Administration while working in the Harbert College of Business Office of Advancement. Through this experience, she provided support through analyzing current benchmarking data for the Auburn University Harbert College of Business Office of Advancement and analyzing donation goals and trends.

Katelyn is continuing her education at Auburn University in the Administration of Higher Education Doctoral program. She is passionate about education and is looking forward to supporting students and staff through Assessment & Strategic Planning.

Last modified: November 1, 2022