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Cohort 5

Kasia Mills

EDUCATION • M.A. in Development Studies University of Auckland • B.A. in Anthropology and Political Science Hunter College

ENROLLED • Cohort 5

LOCATION • De Pere, Wis.

Kasia Mills is an assessment coordinator and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. In her current position, she works closely with faculty, staff and administrators to collaborate on assessment projects and to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making and a learner-centered environment. Her perspective of sustainability is rooted in inclusiveness, in that sustainability will only be realized when people who have been consistently marginalized in society can access, participate and equally benefit from our foundational institutions. For over 20 years, Kasia has worked on a variety of social justice issues, including affordable housing, community development, equitable urbanization processes, disability rights, refugees, and educational access. Her work domestically and internationally has brought engagement with international NGOs, foreign governments, community groups, and educational institutions. Yet it is her passion for effective and impactful programming that drives her current research as a doctoral student. Kasia’s research in the Educational Sustainability program is focused on the assessment of complex issues in the higher education setting. She plans to explore Wisconsin’s universities and their work towards diversity, equity and inclusion, with a focus on their steps taken to monitor and assess the programming. Other interests include inclusive pedagogy and curriculum design, as well as faculty training. Her vision is an accessible postsecondary education system that leverages and boosts Wisconsin’s increasingly diverse population. Outside of her professional and academic career, Kasia volunteers her time to support local schools and non-profit organizations.


Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability

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