​Current IPEDS Educators

AIR recruits experienced IPEDS users to develop and deliver a curriculum that takes a broad view of IPEDS data to assure the quality of​ the submission of these data and improve the skills of those using these data. Educators learn from NCES staff about the latest changes to IPEDS and develop their skills with various IPEDS data tools.

The IPEDS Educator Cohort includes up to 30 trainers serving on two-year appointments.

2023-24 IPEDS Educators

LaJanis Allen
Director of Compliance and Student Services
Douglas J Aveda Institute and School of Barbering

Eric Atchison
Vice President for Strategic Research
Arkansas State University System 

Amy Ballagh
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Georgia Southern University

Eileen Brennan
Interim Director, Office of Institutional Research and Business Intelligence
Henry Ford College

Mary Ann Coughlin
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Springfield College

Nancy Dugan
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Eastern Iowa Community College District 

Jennifer Dunseath
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research
Roger Williams University

Donyell Francis
Data Management Specialist
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sarah Gallimore
Assistant Provost, Institutional Research & Assessment
York College of Pennsylvania

Kurt Gunnell
Director of Institutional Research
Western Governors University

Lakia Hairston
P&A Scholars Beauty School

John Ingram
Director of Institutional Research
La Roche University

Sandra Kinney
Independent Higher Education Consultant

Max Kwenda
University Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
Gonzaga University

Deborah Lee
Senior Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison Officer
Concordia University Irvine

Erez Lenchner
Associate to the Provost for Data Analytics
CUNY John Jay College

Rajiv Malhotra
EDU Analytics Manager
Huron Consulting Group

Carolyn Sloane Mata
Higher Education Consultant and Director of Research  
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Bethany Miller
Director of Institutional Research
Macalester College

Christine Pacheco
Director of Institutional Research
Southern Arkansas University

Kristina Powers
Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education

Jessica Shedd
Assistant Provost for Assessment & Institutional Research
Tulane University

Melanie Simpson
Assistant Provost, SACSCOC Liaison
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Rob Springer
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Elon University

Joe Stankovich
Director of Institutional Research
Skidmore College

Ramya Thiagarajan
Independent Higher Education Consultant

Peter Trumpower
Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
Stark State College

Jason Wang
Interim Senior Director, Institutional Research and Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sharon Watts-Conville
Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Assessment
Kean University

Hui-Min Wen
Director of Institutional Research & Assessment
New College of Florida