Lori M. DeShetler



  • Lori DeShetler, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at The University of Toledo. Dr. DeShetler chairs the Curriculum Evaluation, Faculty Rules and Regulations, and Item Review Committees, and is a member of the Foundational Sciences, Clinical, and Executive Curriculum Committees, among many others. In 2018, she spearheaded a new initiative in the medical school to develop a curriculum map for the Doctor of Medicine program. Dr. DeShetler successfully led the college through its Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) full survey visit in 2021 in which the medical school received continued acccreditation. Following this visit, she developed a CQI dashboard for the medical school to monitor LCME elements and share progress with leadership. Dr. DeShetler currently serves on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Curriculum Committee, for which she received the AAMC CI Crystal Award in 2021 for her contributions. She is also a member of The Generalists in Medical Education, AAMC Group on Educational Affairs, and AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs.

    Dr. DeShetler began working at UToledo in 2005. Previously, she worked in the Judith Herb College of Education (JHCOE) as Accreditation and Assessment Director where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of accreditation and assessment reporting, ensuring that the college was in compliance with state and national requirements, and managing the ongoing collection of assessment and accreditation data for the college. Dr. DeShetler was successful in leading the JHCOE through its 2016 accreditation site visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in which the college received full national recognition. She also created and maintained an online assessment dashboard for the college. Prior to this role, she served as the JHCOE Field Experience Coordinator from 2005-2013, establishing partnerships with local and national K-12 schools and coordinating field placements. Dr. DeShetler was the Ohio Field Directors Forum Co-President from 2012-2014 and served on numerous committees including the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations Executive and Program Planning Committees, and JHCOE College Council and Assessment Committee. 

    Dr. DeShetler is a three-time graduate of UToledo in which she holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. in Secondary Education, and B.S. in Biology. She earned a Leadership Certificate from UT in 2013 and is a State of Ohio Credentialed Teacher Evaluator. Dr. DeShetler chaired the UT Professional Staff Council from 2017-2018 after serving as Vice-Chair from 2015-2017. She also completed the UT Staff Leadership Development program and Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Institute for Leadership & Advocacy in 2018.


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