Office of Institutional Research


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to aggregate, analyze, and disseminate accurate and timely information in support of institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making for internal and external constituencies.

The OIR staff develop and support a wide variety of institutional data files, surveys, and reports. In addition, staff members provide consultation, recommendations, and service on institutional committees and work groups to support and advance the mission of the institution.

Contact Information

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Location: 840 Neal St. Suite 112, Greensboro, NC 27403
Mailing Address: PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Telephone: 336.334.3736

Meet Our Staff

Larry Mayes, PhD

Associate Vice Provost and Director

Sarah Carrigan, PhD

Associate Director for Data Analytics and Visualization
Expertise in enrollment planning and projections, program review, academic assessment, retention, institutional effectiveness, and strategic planning.

Bill Zhang, PhD

Associate Director of Operations and External Reporting
Expertise in strategic planning, enrollment projections, outcome assessment, predictive modeling, retention and graduation statistics, data warehousing, and reporting and analytics.

Karen Blackwell

Assistant Director
Expertise in Cohort Studies, Surveys, Student Data Files, and Ad Hoc requests.

Samantha Bradley

Business & Technology Applications Analyst
Expertise in SAS programming, Student Data Files, and econometrics.

Kathy Baker

Research Associate
Responsible for internal/external surveys, Instructional Analysis Reports, Web Reports, and also serves as the Office Manager by handling Budget/Personnel matters.

Mark Davenport, PhD

Senior Research Associate
Responsible for Personnel Data File reporting, expertise in data mining, statistical research, and visualization.

Kelly Fei

Business & Technology Applications Analyst
Responsible for website implementation and university dashboard development.

Alice Herring

Business & Technology Applications Technician
Expertise in Student Data Mart, National Institution Surveys, and Freshdesk Request System Administration.

Dana Zhang

Business & Technology Applications Analyst
Expertise in Factbook, Student Data, Personnel Data report, and data visualization.