- Ph.D. in education, Virginia Commonwealth University
- M.Ed. in adult education and human resource development, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A. in psychology, University of Virginia
Wetzel’s broad research interests include instrument development, assessment and program evaluation. She currently investigates implications of accreditation policies on teacher preparation, e-portfolios and adaptive expertise in special education teacher preparation.
Dr. Angela Wetzel currently serves as the director of assessment and as a faculty member within the Foundations of Education department for the School of Education.
Wetzel provides leadership for the development, implementation, and analysis of student assessments and program and unit evaluations. Data on these measures is used by faculty and the leadership team to inform continuous improvement of programs and unit operations. In collaboration with David Spivey, the assessment systems analyst, Wetzel supports accountability and accreditation activities and reporting at the university, state and federal levels. She also supports faculty research and evaluation initiatives in her role.
Wetzel is a member of the American Educational Research Association and is actively involved in the organization’s Academic Audit Research Special Interest Group. She also serves as the associate editor for the Directory and Repository of Educational and Assessment Measures, an initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Wetzel serves on the VCU Board for Assessment and Continuous Improvement.
Before joining the School of Education in 2011, Wetzel worked for the VCU School of Medicine as director of curriculum as well as in the school’s Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies.