Dr. Vanessa Finnegan

Director, Assessment & Strategic Planning
Office: 334-844-1321

Dr. Vanessa Finnegan provides leadership in coordinating, designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment, evaluation, and research projects to support and serve as a resource for Student Affairs.

Prior to joining Student Affairs, Dr. Finnegan managed the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of federally funded, applied research projects, while also serving as an instructor for experiential learning in connection with funded research. She is a graduate of Auburn University’s doctoral program in Educational Psychology, where her training focused on program evaluation and research methods, and continues her involvement with the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology, serving as adjunct faculty for graduate-level Educational Research Methods and Assessment courses.

An educator at heart, Dr. Finnegan is deeply committed to supporting students holistically during their academic journey and setting positive trajectories for life beyond graduation and is also currently serving as an instructor for First Year Experience seminar courses.

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: January 8, 2024