DepartmentOffice of Educational Effectiveness
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • M.A. Education, Biola University
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
  • A.A. Theology, Calvary Chapel Bible College

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Eileen Soto is the Director of Educational Effectiveness and an adjunct faculty in the online B.S. Psychology program at Biola University. Eileen has served at Biola since 2006 in roles as an academic advisor, program administrator, adjunct faculty member and director. She partners with and supports Biola’s curricular and co-curricular programs by guiding assessment culture and practice across the University. Eileen’s work focuses on the assessment of student learning and using those results to enhance student learning. She is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive learning experiences for student success. She earned an MA in Education from Biola University and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Eileen enjoys spending time with her husband and children, studying the Bible, homeschooling, supporting and encouraging other moms, and serving at her church.


Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning


Soto, E. & Smith, J. (2020). Leading with empathy and learning to flex. Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning, 2(1).


Biola University Faculty Conference August 2019 HIP, HIP, Hooray! Designing Data-informed Practices that Engage Students

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Conference November 2019 Moving a Traditional Institution toward Adult Learners through PLA Portfolio and Stacked Credentials

Higher Education Assessment Conference 2021 Leading by Listening: How Servant Leadership Can Shape Your Assessment Culture


  • Applied Psychology Statistics for Research
  • Psychology in the Workplace
  • Capstone for B.S. Psychology 
  • First Year Seminar: The Biola Experience
  • Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment
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