Dr. Sexton started as Assistant Director of Assessment in 2012. She provides professional development training through one-on-one consultations and workshops to faculty and student services staff. She also researches the impact of institutional assessment efforts. Julie has B.A. and M.S. degrees in geology and a Ph.D. in science education. Before coming to UNC, she worked as a petroleum geologist, lecturer at a community college, and education and outreach program coordinator for a nonprofit.