Office Staff Information
Frederick Burrack joined the Kansas State music faculty as a music education specialist in Fall 2005. He oversees the graduate studies for the Music Program and is Director of the Office of Assessment associated with the Provost Office. Prior to Kansas State, Dr. Burrack taught instrumental music education at Ball State University from 2002-2005 and instrumental music in the Carroll Community School District in Carroll, Iowa from 1982-2002. At Carroll High School he initiated student self-assessment and portfolio development into the performance program. Dr. Burrack’s research interests include student learning assessment methods, cross-disciplinary instruction, and instructional thought development in music teachers. He is on the advisory board for the Music Educators Journal and chairs the Kansas Music Educators Association and Kansas Alliance for the Arts advocacy committees. He has numerous publications in music educators journals and has presented nationally and internationally. View additional information about Dr. Burrack.
Chris Urban, M.A.
Chris Urban joined K-State’s Office of Assessment as Assistant Director in Spring 2013. He served the two years prior in national service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time as a VISTA, Chris worked to improve educational outcomes of military and veteran students by establishing a one-stop student services office. Chris has been a life-long K-Stater, having earned both a B.S. in Economics (2008) and M.A. in English-Cultural Studies (2011) from the university. His interests include behavioral science, theatre, cultural theory, and volunteering.
Graduate Research Assistant
Priyanka Masuram, Computer Science
Amanda Mellenbruch, Family Studies and Human Services
Amanda Mellenbruch graduated from Jackson Heights High School and is currently a junior at K-State. While majoring in Family Studies and Human Services, she is also pursuing a minor in English Literature. Amanda is a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, and has been with the Office of Assessment since August, 2012.
Senior Administrative Specialist