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November 2014

Iryna Y. Johnson, Associate Director for Assessment at Auburn University, authored an article entitled Female Faculty Role Models and Student Outcomes: A Caveat about Aggregation that was published in the November 2014 issue of Research in Higher Education.

Julie Noble retired from ACT in September of 2014. She is now working for ACT as a part-time consultant.

Gregory J. Palardy, Assistant Professor, UC Riverside, recently had his article, High school socioeconomic composition and college choice: multilevel mediation via organizational habitus, school practices, peer and staff attitudes, published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice (October 2014: Taylor & Francis Online/Routledge). This work was supported by a 2008 AIR Research Grant.  

Paul Prewitt-Freilino is now Director of Institutional Research at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

John H. Pryor is now Principal at Pryor Education Insights LLC. 

Ed Sullivan is now Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Resources at the California State University Office of the Chancellor. 

Shuguang Wei, an AIR visiting scholar in 2012, was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award on November 1, 2014 at the annual conference of the Chinese Association for the Study of Higher Education. The Chinese ASHE awards five dissertations in higher education programs each year. Shuguang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Management at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. 

October 2014 

Danielle Buehrer is now Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. 

Barbara Escobar is now a Research Associate with the American Council on Education.

Natasha Jankowski has been promoted to Associate Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Bernard Lentz retired from Drexel University as Vice Provost Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education this past August.

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers: 

North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR): Lee Allard, K. Tracy Barnes, Ellen Boylan, Jennifer Dunseath, Phyllis Fitzpatrick, Chad May, Chad Muntz, Mark Palladino, Paul Prewitt-Freilino, and Alan Sturtz

September 2014 

Maggie Dalrymple is now Associate Director for Institutional Research at Indiana State University.  

Richard Epps-Dawson celebrated two years this August at High Point University. 

Jim Lenio celebrated eight years this August at Walden University.  

Michael Wood celebrated 10 years this August at Delta College. 

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers:  

Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR): Jon Acker, Donald Cunningham, Nancy Floyd, Michelle Hall, Laverne Macon-Jamison, Cara Mia Braswell, Jayne Perkins Brown, Emily Saleh, and Meihua Zhai.

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Sherry Downing is now Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Reaffirmation at Guilford Technical Community College.

Christy England-Siegerdt is now Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Data Analytics for the State University of New York (SUNY) system office in Albany, N.Y.  Dr. Siegerdt was most recently the Director of Research and Planning for the Washington Student Achievement Council in Olympia, Wash. 

Mary Harrington has retired as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment from the University of Mississippi. 

Matthew Hendrickson is now Director of Marketing Analytics and Research at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, Mass.

Sarah Luczyk is celebrating two years at The University of West Florida this month as Director of Assessment and Planning.

Gerry McLaughlin is now President at Gerald W McLaughlin and Associates in Arlington Heights, Ill. 

NEAIR announced that the 2014 NEAIR Ambassador Grant was awarded to Nora Galambos of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y. to help offset costs of attendance at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings. Additionally, the 2014 NEAIR Conference Grants were awarded to Shawn LaRoche, Research Analyst at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Mass. and Ellen McGeoch, Research Associate at Cumberland Community College in Vineland, N.J., to support attendance at the 2014 NEAIR conference.

Greg Schutz is now Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Business Intelligence at the University System of Georgia.

July 2014

Rob Anderson is now Vice Chancellor for Educational Access and Success at Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Angela Bell recently accepted a position at the University System of Georgia as Senior Executive Director for Research Policy and Analysis.

John Clayton is now College Director of Organizational Systems at Ozarks Technical Community College.

Steve Cordogan has retired as Director of Research and Evaluation from Township High School District 214 in Arlington, Ill.

Bob Froh has retired as Director of Assessment from New England Association of Schools and Colleges in Burlington, Mass.

Nancy Grear has retired as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.

Marsha Kelman has retired as Secretary and Chief of Staff-Regents from the University of California, Office of the President.

JoLanna Kord, previously the Director of Institutional Research at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., has been appointed Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment. She had been serving in the role as an interim for the past year.

Joel Lapin is retired from The Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md.

Benjamin Moll is now Director of University Assessment and Institutional Research at Corban University in Salem, Ore.

Diane Muntal has retired as Director of Institutional Reporting from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Patrick Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice Chancellor of California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO).

Jeanette VanGalder has retired as Chief Information Officer from the University of Northern Colorado after 34 years of service. 

June 2014

Richard Balsley retired May 30 from Darton State College in Albany, Ga. He worked in institutional research for 39 years, serving at five different institutions. 

Craig W. Bowen passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 15. As he was an avid traveler, his ashes will be spread throughout the world at places of significance to him during his lifetime. Most recently, Craig worked at Old Dominion University as Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer for Special Projects. Prior to this role, he was Associate Director of Institutional Planning and Research at the University of Florida and served as the IPEDS Finance and Student Financial Aid Survey Director at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education. Craig held many degrees, including a Ph.D. from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Craig was a yoga enthusiast and a serious dog lover and will be remembered as a “breath of fresh air” at Old Dominion. A memorial service will be held in Florida to celebrate his life.
Christopher Childs celebrated three years this past May at Indiana State University. Joe Dehart celebrated 12 years this past May at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa.  

Michelle Flynn just celebrated seven years this past May at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo.  

Matthew Gaertner is celebrating three years this month at Pearson. 

Nancy Grear will retire in July 2014 from her position as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y. 

Jacob Pleitz is now an Institutional Research Analyst at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

Richard Riccardi has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn. 

May 2014

Eric Godin, AIR Director of Education, completed the 2014 Boston Marathon representing the Gulf Winds Track Club from Tallahassee, Fla. (He also ran and finished the 2013 Boston Marathon). This was his fifth marathon and his personal best time is 2:58 (2013 Tallahassee Marathon). He has been running for eight years and also competes in triathlons, having finished a full Ironman and four half-Ironmans.

Lou Guthrie is now Director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson Country Community College in Overland Park, Kan. She was previously President of Guthrie Research Group, Inc.

Marian Pagano Matheson, former NEAIR President and Amherst College's Director of Institutional Research and Planning, passed away in April after a brief illness. Marian touched many in NEAIR and Amherst over the years with her kindness and dedication to the field of institutional research. Please visit Amherst College’s in-memoriam tribute to Marian for more about her life and career.

Jacob Pleitz is now Institutional Research Analyst at Virginia Tech.  

Patrick Rossol-Allison is celebrating five years at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.

Deb Teeter, AIR member and Director of Institutional Research and Planning, University of Kansas (KU), has been inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. Her work has enabled the university to plan for and achieve, its goals since 1975. In support of her nomination, 13 directors of university institutional research offices, spanning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Stanford University, joined together to voice their sincere admiration of Deb.

April 2014

Jane Baillargeon, AIR member and Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at the University of Idaho, passed away on March 11 after a brief illness. Jane worked with many faculty and staff members on campus and her friends and colleagues chose to remember her with a tree planting on the UI campus.

Chris Davis is now Vice President for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at Western International University in Tempe, Ariz.

Jamie Redwine is celebrating six years at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.

March 2014

Fletcher Carter, AIR member, passed away on February 22, 2014, at the age of 84. He held a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. Fletcher was the Director of Institutional Research at Radford University for over 30 years. After his retirement, he worked with Roanoke City Schools. He is survived by his wife, Edith (Edie) Houston Carter, who along with Fletcher, was a charter member of SAIR. 

Davis Jenkins is now Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Oyebanjo Lajubutu is now Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, Mo. 

Susan Lounsbury joined the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) as the Director of Data Services in February 2014. Previously, she was the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Policy Analysis with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Tod Massa is celebrating 13 years of employment at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Chris Mullin has announced the upcoming release of his two books this spring. The first, Higher Education Finance Research: Policy, Politics, and Practice, provides fundamental information needed by students, professors, and practitioners yet lacking in the literature. The second, America's Forgotten Student Population: Creating a Path to College Success for GED Completers, provides original research and proven models for graduating this under-counted and underestimated cohort.

Lynda Rose Bruce has announced the release of her book, A Layperson’s Guide to Understanding Research and Data Analysis, written for busy people who need to understand the information that is flooding them and find ways to interpret it.

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers:  

TAIR: Mary Barton, David Brown, Tom Corll, Lisa Haynes, Sue Herring, Lincoln Holmes, Faron Kincheloe, Carol LaRue, Martha Oburn, Tracy Stegmair, and Susan Thompson.

February 2014 

Joanne Bashford is now President of the InterAmerican Campus at Miami Dade College.

Anne M. Candreva was recently promoted from Senior Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness to Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, (a new cabinet-level position) at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Brent M. Drake is now Chief Data Officer for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.  He was previously Purdue’s Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Enrollment Management, Analysis, and Reporting. 

Maria L. Drake is now Director for Data Analytics and Communications for the College of Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.  Previously she was the Data Director for Purdue’s College of Technology.

Rosemary Hayes is now Director of External Relations at Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

Maren Hess is now Assistant Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. She was most recently the Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Compliance at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa.

Libby V. Morris has been named the Zell Miller Distinguished Professor in Higher Education by The Institute of Higher Education. Morris is currently the Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. In addition to holding the Miller Professorship, she will resume her responsibilities as director of the IHE.

Kent Phillippe is celebrating 20 years of service at the National Community College Association.

Paul Prewitt-Freilino has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

John H. Pryor joined Gallup as Senior Research Scientist, Higher Education. John is leading the research and analysis for the Gallup-Purdue Index, which measures important higher education outcomes. He will play a pivotal role in expanding this research initiative to colleges and universities nationwide and will serve as a subject-matter expert for Gallup Education. Previously, John was director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at UCLA. He will continue to work with his IR colleagues in his new role with Gallup.

Nathan Rush is now an Institutional Research Analyst at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

Ying Zhou is now Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers:  

FAIR: Connie Boronat, James Coraggio, Lisa Barranco Murphy, and Leslie Savoie.

AIR Staff News:
 
Elaine Cappellino has been promoted to Assistant Director for Member Services. Watch for new levels of support for AIR members in 2014.  

Eric Godin has been promoted to Director of Education, as he has taken on leadership for additional areas of educational services to AIR members and non-members served by the IPEDS contract and more.

Laura Knoll has been promoted to Coordinator of Conference Services; a title which more closely aligns with the Director of Conference Services and acknowledges her increased skills in meeting planning and management.

Amelia Parnell has been promoted to Director of Research Initiatives, and will focus on internal and external research on the field of IR and AIR members.

H.A. Scott has been promoted to Director of Conference Services to acknowledge her leadership role in designing and producing the annual conference.

January 2014 

G. Ernest (Ernie) Anderson, AIR Emeritus member, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013, at his home in Madison, Conn. He was most recently Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  

Tanisha Arrington is now Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of Dallas. 

Paul Jedamus, retired professor of Management Science and Business Statistics at the University of Colorado, passed away November 20, 2013, at the age of 90. Paul was an active AIR member, serving on the Board of Directors and chairing the Publications Committee. He received AIR’s Outstanding Service Award in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lu, and four daughters. 

Jolanta (JJ) Juszkiewicz is now Director, Policy Analysis, at the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C. 

Daniel Martinez is now the Director of Institutional Research at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. He was previously Associate Dean of Institutional Research at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif. 

Christopher J. Nellum is now Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Strategy Research and Policy, at the American Council on Education (ACE).

Nicolas A. Valcik is now Director of Institutional Research at West Virginia University. He was previously Associate Director for the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis at the University of Texas at Dallas.  

Michael Williford has retired as Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment at Ohio University. He continues to serve Ohio University by coordinating its AQIP activities and as a faculty member in the department of Counseling and Higher Education. 

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers:  

IAIR:
Brian Erdman, Faon Grandinetti, Kevin Knott, Nick Kolweier, and Kristi Mindrup

OAIRP:
Kris Coble, Sheila Craft-Morgan, Michael Kapper, Steve Miller, Linnea Stafford, and Hongmei Zhu

December 2013 

AIR welcomes our most recent Emeritus members: Trudy Bers and Phyllis Grummon. 

Trudy Bers has retired as Executive Director of Research, Curriculum, and Planning at Oakton Community College in Illinois, and will continue her professional life as a consultant and teacher. 

Jennifer A. Brown, (AIR Past President), University of Massachusetts-Boston, received the Distinguished Service Award from NEAIR at their annual conference held November 9-12, 2013.  

Pamela Brown is now Vice President for Institutional Research and Academic Planning at University of California Office of the President. 

Jim Firnberg, an AIR Past President, charter and Distinguished member, has retired for the fourth and final time. For the past several years he has been serving as a part-time Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the LSU System. He was most recently involved as a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors Transition Advisory Team, studying ways to help LSU become more globally competitive. Jim planned to work until he was 80, but now thinks 78 is old enough to retire. 

Robert (Bob) Goldstein is now Vice Provost of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Analytics at the University of Louisville. 

Phyllis Grummon has retired as Director of Planning and Education from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in Michigan. 

Joseph L. Marks will retire at the end of 2013, after a 42-year career in higher education and a 30-year tenure at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). During his extensive career, he authored, co-authored, or compiled more than 139 publications. Joe values the many AIR and SAIR associations formed over his career. As he spends more time pursuing his extracurricular passions (guitar and tennis), he will continue to stay engaged in education improvement as a consultant. Contact Joe via email

Cindy Merkel has retired as Institutional Research Analyst from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. 

David Preston will retire as Director of Institutional Research from Brazosport College in Texas at the end of December 2013.  He has served the college for more than 30 years and will be sorely missed. 

Kenneth Royal is now Director of Assessment and Evaluation, UNC School of Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Jessica Shedd is now Assistant Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives at The University of Texas System. 

AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers: 

KAIR:
Katie Bontrager, Gina Huff, Stephen J. Popple, Kay Vetter, and Meg Wright Sidle 

RMAIR:
Marcia Belcheir, Jeff Johnson, Ann Murray, Tammy Scott, and Nicolas Valcik

SEAAIR:
Nirwan Idrus, Olivia M. Legaspi, Don S. Malabanan, Rajendra Sharma, Teay Shawyun, Sutee Sujitparapitaya, Antonious Tanan, Krisada Tanchaisak, and Koh Yit Yan

November 2013

Gary Blose retired as Assistant Provost for Institutional Research from SUNY, effective July 5, 2013.
 
Jason Hartz is now Director of Institutional Research at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich.
 
Mary Lelik is now Senior Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Planning at North Carolina State University.
 
Lou McClelland retired as Director of Institutional Research at the University of Colorado Boulder in June 2013. She continues part-time, focusing on faculty scholarly activity data. Robert Stubbs is serving as Interim Director.
 
AIR recognizes new Affiliated Organization (AO) officers:
 
MdAIR:
Betsy Carroll, Stephanie Clark, Shuang Liu, Jean Marriott, Doug Nutter, Cheryl Rollins, Courtney Sanders, Nevada Winrow, and Shama Yasmin Akhtar
 
MidAIR:
Denny Butler and Debbie Phelps
 
NEAIR:
Alexa Beshara, Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer, Elizabeth Deignan, Emily Dibble, Karen Egypt, Matt Hendrickson, Tiffany Parker, Stephen Sheridan, Angelo Sorrentino, and Shannon Tinney Lichtinger

October 2013

Angel Calderon’s artwork was recently celebrated at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies in Melbourne, Australia. Titled Uncertainty, Creativity and Art, Angel’s exhibition focused on “the creative process that is derived from a life that has been determined by conflict, uncertainty and the experience of exile.” Visit Angel’s website to view some of his paintings and to learn more about his work in this arena.

Chun-hwa Chu has retired as Director of Institutional Research from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, Calif.

Doug DePriest is now Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the College of Western Idaho. 

Paul Gore is on leave from the University of Utah until May 9, 2014, serving as an American Council on Education Fellow at Montana State University. 

Braden Hosch has recently accepted a position at Stony Brook University as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Planning, Research, and Effectiveness. 

Jessica Ickes is now Director of Institutional Research at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn.

Wendy Kallina is now the Executive Director for Institutional Research and Planning at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga.  

 

Kara Larkan-Skinner is now the Senior Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Robin LaSota is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rebecca (Becky) Patterson is now the Executive Director, Office of Institutional Research and Planning, at the University of Louisville.

Kirsten Vogeley has retired from DeVry University.

September 2013

John Barnshaw has been named Director of the Higher Education Consortia, which administers a network of products and services including the National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (The Delaware Study).  

Danielle Buehrer is now Dean for Institutional Effectiveness at Darton State College in Georgia.  

Toni L. Blum is now Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Assessment at the University of Texas El Paso. 

Stephen L. Chambers, AIR Emeritus member, passed away August 20 at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. Chambers served on the AIR Board of Directors and as Forum Chair, as well as on the AIR Professional File Editorial Board. He had recently retired from Coconino Community College where he was Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. He previously served as Director of Institutional Research at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. For more about Dr. Chambers and his contributions to the field, please visit the UCCS website 

Ross Conover is now a Research Analyst at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  

Bill Knight has been promoted to Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Ball State University in Indiana.   

Lynn E. Priddy is now Provost at the National American University. 

Patrick Rossol-Allison is now Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research at Johnson County Community College in Kansas.

Shawn A. Wakefield is now Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Chief Information Officer at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. 

August 2013

Jacqueline Andrews has retired as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning from the State University of New York at New Paltz.   

AIR congratulates Stephen Chambers, new 2013-2014 Emeritus member. 

Jonathan Gagliardi is now Coordinator of the National Association of System Heads (NASH), in Washington, D.C.  

Russ Holtman has retired as SK Operations Manager from Delta College in Michigan. 

Anne Machung has retired as Director of Accountability and Institutional Research, from the University of California-Office of the President.  

David M. Mahan is now Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. Since 2003, he had served as Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.  

Christopher Mullin is now Assistant Vice Chancellor for Policy and Research at the University System of Florida Board of Governors.

Walter Pearson is now Dean, School for Continuing and Professional Studies, at Loyola University in Chicago.

Mary Sapp is now Associate Provost for Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment at the University of Miami.

Rob Stirton is now Director of Institutional Research at University of Detroit Mercy. 

July 2013

AIR welcomes our most recent Emeritus members: Cel Johnson, John M. Kalb, Gary A. Rice, Jeffrey A. Seybert, and Prudence (Prudy) A. Widlak. 

Raymond Barclay is now Associate Vice President of Analytics and Decision Support at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. 

Sue Gaylor is now Executive Vice President at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. 

Randi Hagen has retired as Director, Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness, from Flagler College in Florida. 

Erin Holmes is now Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

Delores Honey retired on July 1 from Missouri Southern State University as Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research. She will return in the fall to work part-time for the University’s Foundation in donor relations.  

Gina Johnson is now Director of Institutional Research and Analysis at the University of Denver. She previously served as Director of Institutional Effectiveness at DU’s Morgridge College of Education. 

Sam Lowther, Senior Institutional Research Analyst at Auburn University, passed away June 11, 2013, while vacationing with his family. Sam was an active AIR member who also served on the SAIR Board from 1998 to 2003 in many capacities, including President. He was a founding member of ALAIR and served as that organization’s President as well.

Sam was known for his special sense of humor and collegiality. Sandi Bramblett recalls, "I suspect that a good many of us who followed Sam as program chair for SAIR received a congratulatory message that ended with ‘Whatever you need, let me know.'”  

Sam is survived by his wife, Janis.

Pam Moss is now Director of Assessment at Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee. 

June 2013

Kathy Booth is now Senior Research Associate at WestEd in California. 

Jason DeRousie is now Assistant Director in the Office of Assessment, Division of Academic and Student Affairs, at North Carolina State University.

Lap-Pun Lam is now Director of Management Analysis at Arizona State University.  

Kevin N. Shriner is now Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Fla.  Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Education at Argosy University in Sarasota. 

Kara Larkan-Skinner is now Director of Institutional Research at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Jie Zhang is now a Senior Research and Planning Associate at Baylor University.

May 2013

Kevin Calkins is now Director of Institutional Research Effectiveness and Planning at Florida Polytechnic University.  

David Damari is now Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. 

Maren Hess is now Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Compliance at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Saint Vincent College. 

Nicholas Hillman is now Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He was previously Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.

Paul Merner has retired as Director of Educational Research and Development from Camosun College in British Columbia.  

Richard Reeves has accepted the position of IPEDS Program Director with NCES. Richard has long been a part of the IR community, working at Johns Hopkins and Cornell in institutional research and enrollment management. Richard was previously the National Student Clearinghouse’s first Director of Research and worked closely with institutions in that role. For a little over two years, he has been at the U.S. Energy Information Administration in the Department of Energy managing data collection and data sharing agreements. The IPEDS team is excited about what Richard’s combination of government, higher education research, and institutional experience can bring to NCES and the IPEDS team. 

April 2013

Cliff Adelman has published a first novel, The Russian Embassy Party. The story follows its characters along the edges of history from the summer of 1963 in Washington to the 1993 chaos of Yeltsin’s Russia. It is currently available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardback and paperback, with e-Books coming out by the end of April. If you have questions, contact cadelman@ihep.org.  

Alexa Beshara is now Associate Dean at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. 

Akihiro Ehara is now an Associate Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. 

Jim Hearn is now Interim Director of the Institution of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.  

Daina Paupe Henry has retired as Director of Special Projects from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. 

Larry G. Jones passed away on April 2, 2013. Larry served on the AIR Board of Directors, worked on several AIR committees, and received the AIR Distinguished Member Award in 2001. He was a Past President of SAIR and received two awards for his service from SAIR. He was most recently a senior public service associate in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. At the time of his death, he was living in Boston with his wife, Ann. For more about Dr. Jones and his contributions to the field, please visit the IHE website. 

Oscar T. Lenning, along with Kevin P. Saunders, Denise M. Hill, Alisha Solan, and Andria Stokes, has published a book called Powerful Learning Communities. AIR members receive 20% off the list price of the book through May 29, 2013. Please contact air@airweb.org for the form/code to use when ordering.  

Libby Morris is now Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the Institution of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. 

Kim Michael Oren is now Director of Institutional Research and Data Management at the University of New Orleans.  

Gregory Palardy recently had his article, “High School Socioeconomic Segregation and Student Attainment,” published in the American Educational Research Journal.

March 2013 

Rachel Boon is now Executive Director of Retention and Completion at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. 

Jeri Childers is now at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. 

Bryan Cook is now Senior Vice President for Institutional Capacity Building at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He was previously Director for the Center for Policy Analysis, at the American Council on Education (ACE)

Shari Gnolek is now a Statistical Programmer/Analyst with Scannell & Kurz in New York.

Steven Hawks is now Director of Undergraduate Assessment at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.  He previously served as Assistant Director of Assessment at Kansas State University.   

Melanie Jenkins is now Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment at Suffolk University in Boston.  

Giljae Lee is now Director of Policy Research at City University of New York (CUNY).

Jacy Lee is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Analysis at McMaster University in Ontario.

Sabrina Ratchford has accepted a position with the Office of Federal Student Aid where she will serve as a contracting officer representative (COR) for several of their contracts. Sabrina’s previous supervisor, Jessica Shedd, shared, “Sabrina has been a dedicated member of the IPEDS team for over 12+ years. Her experience and expertise, particularly with HR data, has been a great asset to the IPEDS Team. She will be missed!"

Gary Rice has retired as Associate Vice Provost IR from the University of Alaska Anchorage as of February 28, 2013. 

Kevin Sellers has retired as Senior Research Associate from Towson University in Maryland. 

Carol Trosset is now Director of Enrollment Research at Bennington College in Massachusetts. 

February 2013
 
 
Patrick Alles is now Assistant Vice President of Institutional Planning and Research at the University of Indianapolis.
 
Beth Blankenstein retired as of Dec. 17, 2012, as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs from NHTI-Concord's Community College in New Hampshire. 
 
Craig W. Bowen is now Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He was previously at the University of Florida. 
 
Shari Ellertson is now Director of Institutional Research at Boise State University in Idaho.
 
Toycee Hague-Palmer has joined Wilberforce University (Ohio) as Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research. She was previously the Program Manager of Institutional Research and Planning and Assistant Director of Continuing Education at The Ohio State University. 

John M. Kalb has retired as Director of Institutional Research from ​Southern Methodist University in Texas.

Abby Langham is now Director of Assessment and Strategic Planning in the Division of Student Affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.

Sharon McDonough is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

George J. Rezendes is now Director of Institutional Research at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. 

January 2013

Karrie G. Dixon, Senior Associate Vice President, will now lead the Academic and Student Affairs team at the University of North Carolina.

Margaret Heisel is now an independent consultant. She was previously Director of the Association of International Educators.                                                                                                                                                                    

Stephanie Huie has been named Vice Chancellor ad interim for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas System. 

Gina Johnson has been selected to fill the newly created position of Director of Institutional Effectiveness in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. 

Cheryl K. Jorgenson retired from the University of Oklahoma on January 2, as Associate Provost/Director of Institutional Research and Planning.

Adane Kassa is now Director, Institutional Research and Planning, at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill. 

Ebenezer Kolajo, former Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of West Georgia, has joined Radford University as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Assessment.  

Bruce Mallette retired from the University of North Carolina as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, but will remain at UNC as an Adjunct Associate Professor. 

Michael Maysilles is now Registrar and Director of Institutional Research at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Cia Verschelden is now Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Sandra Woodley is now President of the University of Louisiana System.

December 2012

Sam Agronow passed away in November. Sam worked in IR at several institutions in California and served as President of the California Association for Institutional Research. He most recently was IR Director at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues.

Brad Cox, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University, has been selected as an American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Emerging Scholar. 

 

Chuck DeHart retired as Assistant IR Director from James Madison University last fall. Chuck has been busy building his dream guitar, but would be open to the prospect of a professional project in 2013.

Jason Hartz is now Director of Institutional Research at Bethany College in West Virginia.  

Cel Johnson is retiring on December 31 as Executive Director of Institutional Research and Planning from the University of San Diego after many years in the profession. She is passing the office baton to Paula Krist, currently Assistant Dean for Assessment Support in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD.  

John Kalb is retiring at the end of December from Southern Methodist University in Texas, where he is Director of Institutional Research. John has been an active AIR member for 25 years.

Gary Kappel is returning to the classroom full time as Professor at Bethany College in West Virginia. After serving as a faculty member in History for many years, he served in a variety of administrative appointments at the college, most recently as Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Director, Indiana University-Bloomington, has been awarded the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education by the Executive Doctorate Alumni Advisory Board, of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. A ceremony and gala dinner will be held in his honor in January, 2013.

Sandra L. Kinney is now Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning at Louisiana Community & Technical College System in Baton Rouge. 

Sandi Osters has retired as Director of Student Life Studies from Texas A&M University as of December 31, 2012.

Lu Phillips will start a new position as Data Analyst on January 2, 2013, with Stark State College (Ohio) in the Office of Institutional Effectivenes.

November 2012

Marissa Cope is now Senior Research Associate, Institutional Research and Planning, at St. Louis Community College.

Lefter Daku has been promoted to Director of Enrollment Management and Analysis at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Mary Lelik is now Associate Vice Provost for Resource Planning and Management and also retains the title of Director, Office of Institutional Research, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sarah Luczyk is now Director of Assessment and Planning for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of West Florida.

Bryan Price is now Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Institutional Research at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.

Matt Suerth is now Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 2012    
 
Joanne Bashford is now Assistant Vice President for Developmental Education & Student Success at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Steve Chambers, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Coconino Community College and 2005 AIR Forum Chair, has retired. Congratulatory notes may be sent to cocoassess@msn.com.

Cory Clasemann is now Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Ind.

Congratulations to Bill Lasher and Bill Tetlow, whose children, Claire Elizabeth Lasher and Derek William Tetlow, were married on October 5, 2012. MORE

Antigoni Papadimitriou is now a Post Doc Fellow in the Department of Educational Research, at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Frederick B. Rodgers is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning at Erie Community College in New York.

Laurinda Smith is Director of Academic Data Services at Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs in Chesterfield, Mo.

John Standard is now an Institutional Planner in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

September 2012   

Ellen L. Boswell is now Director of Institutional Research, Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado. 

Cara Mia Braswell is now Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama.   

Kelley Cadman is now Director of Institutional Research at Tacoma Community College in Washington. 

Ryan Cherland is now Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Decision Support at the University of California, Irvine. 

Vicki Cleveland was recently promoted to Director of Institutional Research, in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif. 

Debbie Dailey is now Associate Vice President at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. 

John M. Davis is now Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, at Graduate School USA in Washington, D.C. 

Keith Guerin has retired as Director of Institutional Research from Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. 

Lisa Haynes completed the IR Certificate program at Florida State University.  She is currently the Senior Research Analyst at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. 

George Jupin retired on August 31, 2012, as Management Analyst from National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. 

Marsha V. Krotseng is now President of Bluefield State College in West Virginia.  

Christina (Tina) Leimer is now Vice President of Planning and Effectiveness at Ashford University in San Diego, Calif. 

Joseph Wycoff is now Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at Iona College in New York. 

August 2012  

Michael Broderick is now the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Ct. He was previously the Director of Institutional Research at the University of Saint Joseph.

Katherine Cermak is now Director of Assessment for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Toni Strollo Holbrook is now Assistant Provost at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., specializing in planning, institutional effectiveness, and assessment.

Colleen Lenihan is now Associate Research Scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in Washington, D.C.

Pat Mizak is now Assistant Vice President at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

Ruth Salter is now Director of Effectiveness at Bainbridge College in Bainbridge, Ga.

Jeff Seybert retired as of August 1, 2012, as Director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. He served in various IR roles at JCCC for 31 years, including 21 years as Director of IR. Jeff plans to continue his professional activities through his ongoing consulting practice and AIR Emeritus membership.

Diana Sharp is now Principal and Chief Academic Officer at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Ill.

Danielle Taylor received a promotion to Associate Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Baron G. Wolf is now Coordinator of Institutional Research and Communication, Office of Research and Policy Analysis, at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Gary Young has retired as Registrar from Centenary University in Shreveport, La.  

July 2012

Diane J. Goldsmith is now Director of Learning, Assessment, and Online Education at the University of Rhode Island. 

Teri Lyn Hinds is now Director of Research and Policy Analysis and Associate Director, Voluntary System of Accountability, for The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). 

Roy "Ike" Ikenberry has retired from Belmont University after nearly 12 years as Director of Institutional Research.  Mary Lucus, formerly of Vanderbilt University, has replaced Ike in this capacity. Ike will finish serving his term as Past President of SAIR in September. 

William Innes retired on June 15 as Research Analyst at The University of Montana.  His parting thought was, “Patience, your day will come.” 

Fay S. Parham retired on June 30 as Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research, from Middle Tennessee State University. 

E. Rob Stirton is now Director of Business Intelligence at Schoolcraft College in Michigan.  

George Subotzky passed away July 3. George was a leading figure in IR in South Africa and a valued member of SAAIR.  Most recently, he was Executive Director for Information and Strategic Analysis at the University of South Africa. 

June 2012

Rebecca Barber is now the Director of Management Analysis at Arizona State University. 

Ian Calvert will retire as Assistant Vice-President from Carleton University at the end of June, 2012. 

Peter J. Gray will retire as Director of Academic Assessment from the United States Naval Academy at the end of June, 2012. 

Patricia Harvey, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Richard Bland College, in Petersburg VA, will retire effective June 30, 2012 to pursue her love of teaching remedial college mathematics and business. Tyler Hart, formerly Director of Financial Aid at the college, will replace her. 

Carl Larsen has accepted a position as Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, effective July 2, 2012, at Tusculum College in Tennessee. Previously, he was Assistant Dean for Policy and Planning, Penn State Altoona. 

William Sayre is now the Director of Institutional Research at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

Rose Mary Saliba will retire as Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness from Central Ohio Technical College, effective June 30, 2012.   

Daniel Teodorescu, Director of Institutional Research at Emory University, has accepted an offer from Institute of Higher Education (IHE) faculty to become an Institute Fellow. He also serves as adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. 

Thank you and farewell to Shuguang Wei, visiting Chinese scholar to the AIR Executive Office.  After attending the Forum, he embarked on a 50-hour trip home to Wuhan, China.   

May 2012

William Blanchard is now Principal of Blanchard Consulting Services, LLC.  Formerly, he was Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Services at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 2001 to 2011. 
 
Qin Liu is now a Ph.D. student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She was previously a Research Analyst at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
 
Phyllis Mable passed away May 9, 2012, in Washington, D.C. According to friends and colleagues, Phyllis was a higher education pioneer and a legend in the student affairs profession. She was Vice President of Student Affairs at Longwood University in Virginia for nearly 20 years before her 2001 retirement. 
 

Kurian Tharakunnel is now a Policy and Planning Analyst at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Kim Van Vleet received his IR Certificate from Florida State University, and is now Director of Institutional Research at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash.

April 2012 

Baaska Anderson is now a Doctoral Tutor at the University of Liverpool.
 
C. Anthony (Tony) Broh has recently been accepted by AIR as an Emeritus member. 
 
Andrea B. Brown is now Director of Program Assessment and Institutional Research at Dixie State College in Utah.
 
Jennifer L. Daly is now Executive Director for Planning and Research at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La.
 
Kurt Folkendt is now Director of Institutional Research at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in California.
 
Nate Johnson is now Principal of Postsecondary Analytics, LLC, in Tallahassee, Fla. Nate was formerly the Associate Director of Institutional Research at the University of Florida.
 
Virginia Moore retired from the University of Nevada, Reno, on April 1, 2012. She worked at UNR for 25 years; 15 years in Institutional Analysis and most recently as Assistant Registrar. 
 
Margaret Moore-West is now a Professor at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
 
Junelyn Peeples is now Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Scripps College in California.
 
Susan Perry is now University Director of Outcome Assessment at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
 
Mauricio Saavedra is now a Director at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador.
 
Jessica Shedd has been appointed as Acting IPEDS Program Director, effective May 21, 2012.
 
Donna Smith retired on March 30, 2012. She was employed in Florida State University’s IR office for 25 years, and is a past President of FAIR (1997-1998). Donna shared that “it has been a very interesting and rewarding career.”
 
Dr. Walter Alvah Samuel (W.A.S.) Smith passed away February 8, 2012. He was formerly President Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and was an active member of AIR.
 
Shawn A. Wakefield is the new Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla.

March 2012

AIR welcomes our 2011-2012 Emeritus members:

Mike Middaugh, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (Retired)
 

Joan Harms, Research and Assessment Specialist (Retired)

Other news:

Cindy Dutschke is now Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.
 
Crissie Grove, of Walden University, recently got married and is now Crissie Grove Jameson.
 
Lap-Pun Lam is now Director of Institutional Research at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
 
Pinjia Liao is now a Research Analyst at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Vincent Maruggi is now Assistant Director for Research and Analytics at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Robert Pacheco is now Dean of Planning, Research, and Grants at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA.
 
Bob Schwartz was promoted to Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University.  He has also been elected to a three-year term as chair for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department, starting in July, 2012. Schwartz has been Director of the IR Certificate program at FSU for over 10 years.
 
Melanie R. Sullivan is now Director of Institutional Research at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA.

February 2012

Tanisha Arrington has been promoted to Assistant Director of Institutional Research at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Debbie Crimmins is now Associate Director for Institutional Research at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Maribeth Fencl recently earned her PMP (Project Manager Professional) certification from PMI and has accepted a full-time position at Aon Hewitt.

Denise C. Gardner is now Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Erika Shehata is now a Research Analyst at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Tallahassee Community College has hired Lei Wang for the newly created position of associate vice president of institutional effectiveness. Her focus at TCC will include grants and research, strategic planning, and accountability. She begins  March 1.

January 2012 


Sheri Barrett
is the new Director of Outcomes Assessment at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.

Becky Bell has accepted a position as a Research Analyst for the University System of Maryland.

Oleg Bespalov is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment at New Charter University in San Francisco, CA.

Michael Duggan is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research at Emerson College. Previously, he’d worked for many years at Suffolk University.

Rigoberto (Rigo) Rincones Gomez is now Associate Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Nathan Hanson has joined the University of Florida in Gainesville as a Senior Data Manager.

Tracy Rokas is now Assistant Provost of Assessment and Institutional Research at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.