Kristin McKinley, Director of Research AdministrationKristin L. McKinley, M.S.

Mursell House - Room 204

Email or 920-832-6532

Kristin originally joined Lawrence in 2010 to assist with the evaluation of a federal grant for campus suicide prevention and was hired permanently in 2011 as a research associate. In 2012 she was promoted to associate director and in 2015 was named director of research administration. She serves on the President's Committee for Accreditation and Assessment and the Title III Advisory Committee. She is a consultant for both the Assessment Committee and the President's Committee on Diversity Affairs. Kristin is a nationally recognized institutional researcher and grant evaluator with more than 10 years of experience in grant and program evaluation and more than seven years of experience in institutional research and higher education. 

Kristin actively contributes to the field of institutional research. She was one of three national recipients of the Julia M. Duckwall Professional Development Scholarship, awarded by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) in 2014. She was invited to serve a two-year term as a member of the AIR Forum Strategy Committee starting in September 2017. There are eight members on the committee, with only one other individual coming from a liberal arts college. Kristin will be an eAIR Tech Tips Contributor for the 2017-18 academic year. 

In her free time, Kristin is active in the community advocating for increased awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. She has served as a member of the Outagamie Child Death Review Team since 2013 and suggested the addition of Recommendation 6 to the 2013 Suicide Prevention Recommendations. Kristin became a certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor in 2010 and has trained over 325 people in suicide prevention. 

Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from Mount Mercy College and holds a Master of Science, with specialization in clinical psychology, from Augusta State University.


Contact Information

Location: Mursell House

Hours: Monday through Friday,   7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 920-832-6532


Physical Address:  422 E. Washington St., Appleton, WI 54911

Mailing Address: 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911


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