Emily Gratson

Associate Dean of Assessment and Student Success

Staff Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Administration

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Emily Gratson is the associate dean of assessment and student success at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. In this role, Emily facilitates the assessment of student learning systems and data collection and reporting across campus. Additionally, she oversees a variety of student success-related initiatives and all off-campus programs.

Prior to her current role, Emily served as the director of international programs and instructor of Spanish in the Humanities Division.

"Both inside and outside the classroom, I strive to cultivate curiosity within my students and to instill within them a passion for learning about the diverse people and cultures of God's creation."


  • Ph.D., Education and Human Development, Western Michigan University (in progress)
  • M.A., Spanish Linguistics and Literature, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Business and Spanish, Calvin College


—Playing soccer
—Sampling the best tacos and tortas in GR


—Intercultural competence development
—Cross-cultural learning
—Language assessment
—Equity and inclusion