John F. Ryan Selected as Incoming Editor of NDIR

AIR is pleased to announce that John F. Ryan, Director of Institutional Research at the University of Vermont, has been named the incoming Editor of New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR). A committee of AIR members reviewed all applicants and recommended to Jossey-Bass/Wiley that John be selected for the position. The search committee notes that through his professional experience and record of scholarship, John’s perspective encompasses a broad range of issues in IR and assessment.  

John will begin his term as Editor of NDIR in January 2014. In the meantime, he is working with Paul Umbach and Tricia Seifert, current Editor and Associate Editor, and welcomes ideas for future issues of NDIR. He will attend the 2013 Forum in Long Beach and looks forward to meeting people at the Scholarly Writing: Advice from Editors and Writing for AIR Publications concurrent sessions. 

John shared that he is honored to be provided the opportunity to serve in this role. “Innovative, analytic, and engaged institutional research is critical to helping higher education leaders and constituencies make research-informed strategic choices across an array of challenges and opportunities. NDIR has a track record of bringing great scholarship and expert knowledge to bear on current and emerging issues. It does so in a way that provides new insight and understanding that advance the mission and reach of IR, our institutions, higher education as a whole, and everyone we serve. I look forward to continuing that tradition and working with contributors and others to find ways to expand and enhance NDIR's reach at this critical juncture in the history of higher education.” 

NDIR is a quarterly sourcebook published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley under the sponsorship and policies of AIR. Each issue focuses on a specific topic related to IR, planning, or higher education management. For information about NDIR, visit the AIR Publications website.