About Us


Institutional Research is the premier choice partner for decision support, analytics, and institutional intelligence by:

  • Providing leadership and expertise in data analysis, interpretation, and presentation
  • Cultivating a culture that systematically uses information as a strategic asset
  • Delivering accurate, accessible, and meaningful data and information


Institutional Research promotes institutional effectiveness by:

  • Conducting advanced analytics that provide deep knowledge about relevant university issues
  • Creating meaningful data visualizations and dashboards
  • Leading data governance activities to promote efficient data access and use
  • Producing reports that fulfill mandatory requirements and provide descriptive information about the university
  • Building a data-centric campus culture through education, outreach, resources and support

IR Framework

  • Institutional Intelligence - tools, systems, and best practices that enable access to, analysis, and use of information for decision making (Gartner IT Glossary, http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/business-intelligence-bi)
  • Analytics - the systematic analysis of data, ranging from descriptive (what is) to predictive and prescriptive (what will happen, what is the best course of action)
  • Reporting - aggregated descriptive information about the university, including state and federal mandated reports
  • Data Governance - processes and procedures by which an organization manages its enterprise data
  • Outreach - information, training, and support for data users to foster the use of information for decision making

Staff Directory

Joan Graham

Assistant Vice President Institutional Research

Beth Prince-Bradbury

Associate Director Institutional Research

Nilay Sapio

Associate Director

Arta Ankrava

Senior Data Analyst

Christine Dorward

Senior Data Analyst

Alexandra Lawson

Senior Data Analyst

Rob Rolleston

Data Scientist


Terri OConnor

Senior Research Assistant