Experienced analyst in the field of higher education with proven ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data and provide interpretation of results in appropriate context to inform data-driven decisions. Successful track-record supporting the accreditation process and ensuring compliance with Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Characteristics of Excellence. Extensive experience selecting, creating, and administering assessments/surveys and providing presentations and reports based on results. Strong integrity and accountability, excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and creative critical thinking skills with demonstrated experience helping the institutions understand and embrace the accreditation process.
Windows 2000, Microsoft Office Suite 2007 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), SPSS statistical package, SNAP survey software, and Survey Monkey
11/2013 to Current
Director of Institutional ResearchStevenson University － Stevenson, MD
Stevenson University is a 4-year private institution, which serves approximately 4,000 students and has a Carnegie Classification of Master's- smaller, located 12 miles from Baltimore, MD.
02/2012 to 10/2013
Executive DirectorInstitutional Effectiveness
01/2012 to 01/2013
Thomas Educational Assessment Consulting, LLC － Pittston, PA
Administered and analyzed institutional/administrative surveys Supervised the Office of Research and Assessment Staff Coordinated all aspects of Strategic Planning (Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Planning.) Coordinated and Implemented Institutional Effectiveness procedure and activities Managed Institutional Effectiveness Budget Accomplishments: Coordinated strategic planning sessions with the various divisions of the College Presented internal and external scans to the College Divisions Facilitated the development and finalization of the cross-divisional strategic objectives for the FCC Strategic Plan (2013-2015) and strategic key performance indicators Facilitated a half-day Board of Trustees Board Retreat regarding the analysis and implications the Board of Trustees Self-Evaluation process.
Authored the proposal and secured the funding for the purchase and implementation of SNAP survey software Developed and implemented a Survey Proposal Process for the College Participated as a member of a small team accreditation visit for MSCHE (April 2013) Maryland Council of Community College Presidents (MCCCP) Performance Based Funding Taskforce (PBFT), Group 3 member- Measurement and Metrics Thomas Educational Assessment Consulting is located in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.
Research ConsultantKeystone College － La Plume, PA
Reported to the President of the company Provided professional development Assisted with assessment plan development and implementation Provided education for accreditation standards compliance Analyzed and interpreted statistical output Keystone College is private, liberal arts tradition institution with a student body of 1,700 students located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
01/2010 to 01/2011
Carroll Community College － Westminster, MD
Administered and analyzed institutional surveys Assisted faculty and administration in developing assessment plans Developed and conducted assessment workshops for faculty and staff.
Managed Institutional Research Budget Accomplishments: Coordinated and co-authored Monitoring Report (September 2009) to remove MSCHE accreditation warning.
Coordinated and co-Authored two approved Substantive Change Reports for MSCHE (Distance Education and Additional Location) Participated as a member of a small team accreditation visit for MSCHE (April 2010) Developed an Institutional Research and Assessment website (http://www.keystone.edu/faculty_staff/institutionalresearchand assessment/) Carroll Community College is a public, 2-year institution which serves approximately 13,500 credit and noncredit students annually, located 29 miles from Baltimore, MD.
01/2009 to 01/2011
Director of Outcomes Assessment
01/2009 to 01/2010
01/2007 to 01/2009
Director of Learning Outcomes AssessmentBTS Research Consulting Inc － Wilkes-Barre, PA
Reported to Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Development of Student Affairs and Academic Assessment Plans Completed basic and advanced statistical studies Assisted with strategic planning for Academic and Student Affairs Developed and presented Faculty development workshops Accomplishments: Obtained 98% faculty compliance with completing course and programs assessment plans in a six month period General Education Goals Committee participant convened to develop general education goals, definitions, and reduce the number of general education credits required for a degree.
The task was accomplished in one academic semester.
Collaborated with 5 faculty members regarding the methodology, implementation, and analysis of their promotion projects BTS Research Consulting was located in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.
Adjunct FacultyLehigh Carbon Community College － Schnecksville, PA
Graduate Health Care Statistics and Research Methods.
01/2006 to 01/2010
Research ConsultantUniversity of Scranton － Scranton, PA
Assessment plan development Statistical analysis and interpretation Assessment and statistical professional development Assistance with database development Accomplishments: Provided database development and data analysis commissioned by Maryland Online- The "W" study: Why do students take a course online.
Why do they withdraw.
http://www.marylandonline.org/sites/default/files/W-Study%20Summary%20Report.pdf Worked with Jurgen Hilke, Director of Distance Education at Frederick Community College.
Completed qualitative analysis of Climate Study data for St.
The University of Scranton is a private, comprehensive Catholic and Jesuit University with a student body of 6,000 located in Pennsylvania's Pocono Northeast region.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Adjunct FacultyMisericordia University － Dallas, PA
01/2001 to 01/2006
Assessment AnalystCarroll Community College － Westminster, MD
Reported to Assistant Vice President for Information Management and Planning Developed and implemented institutional assessment projects Completed annual report data for academic and administrative departments.
Developed administrative and academic assessment plans Completed statistical analysis and interpretation of project data Managed assessment budget Accomplishments: Completed a Gender Pay Equity Study, in cooperation with the Human Resources department and faculty representatives, which saved the University $400,000 in faculty salary monies Collaborated with faculty members, programmers, and Information Resources staff to create the SPSS syntax and calculations for updated and revised student course evaluations to be 100% completed and analyzed online.
01/2000 to 01/2001
Coordinator of Learning Support and Academic ProgramsMilton Hershey School － Hershey, PA
01/1999 to 01/2000
Doctoral InternOffice of Research and Evaluation
01/1993 to 01/1998
Job Link Program CounselorLuzerne County Community College － Nanticoke, PA
01/1992 to 01/1993
Children's Service Center － Wilkes-Barre, PA
01/1991 to 01/1992
Associate Vice-PresidentFrederick Community College － Frederick, MD
Administer and Analyze Nationally Normed Surveys Maintain the University Fact Book Develop and Coordinate Course Evaluations Prepare and submit State and Federally mandated data Ad hoc data analysis Complete annual report data for academic and administrative departments.
Accomplishments: Worked with IT to streamline data access and federal reporting Increased the course evaluation response rates by approximately 15% overall Created new connections with various campus departments Revised the University Fact Book to include assessment briefs Frederick Community College is a public, 2-year institution which serves approximately 17,000 credit and noncredit students annually, located 52 miles from Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C.
Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Scranton － Scranton, PA
Ph.D: Human Development Counseling PsychologyMarywood University － Scranton, PAHuman Development Counseling Psychology
Master's of Arts: General PsychologyMarywood College － Scranton, PAGeneral Psychology
B. S: Psychology Clinical TrackUniversity of Scranton － PAPsychology Clinical Track
The Evaluator's Institute: Linking Evaluation Questions to Appropriate Statistical Techniques Three-day intensive training Washington, D.C.,
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