Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Peter Lyons: email@example.com
Peter Lyons, PhD, is Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, and Professor in the School of Social Work. He received his PhD in social welfare from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and MSW/MEd degree from the University of Manchester in the UK. His research and publications are in the areas of child maltreatment, risk assessment, program evaluation, and decision-making. He is co-author, with Howard J. Doueck, of the book The Dissertation: from Beginning to End, (2010) published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Lyons has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences and has published numerous journal articles, monographs, and book chapters. He was the founding director of the Center for Collaborative Social Work at GSU, and as Principle Investigator on the school's Professional Excellence and Child Welfare Education grants has been the recipient of more than $15 million in external funding. Both of his sons graduated from GSU and went on to graduate study at Harvard University. His wife Teresa is also a GSU graduate.
Mary McLaughlin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW, is the director of Administrative Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. She has worked at Georgia State University for 11 years as program director of numerous research grants in the School of Social Work and most recently as Director of the Undergraduate Social Work program. In the last ten years she has been the Co-PI on more than $10 million in externally funded contracts, and has presented at many local, state and national conferences. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College and much of her professional career has focused on community, program, and workforce development. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Resources and the GSU School of Social Work, Ms. McLaughlin has worked to professionalize the state child welfare workforce through two state and federally funded projects. The focus of her work with the state has been conducting statewide training needs assessments, staff surveys, development of training curricula, multi-site program evaluations, and continuous quality improvement implementation. Ms. McLaughlin has been a resident of the City of Atlanta for 22 years; her husband is a retired City of Atlanta contracts officer. They have two sons; the oldest attends Georgia State.
Marti Singer: email@example.com
Marti Singer, PhD, is the Director of Academic Assessment and Accreditation, Associate Professor of English. She received her PhD in English Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, from Georgia State University. Her publications and presentations focus on composition and rhetoric, the teaching of composition, academic assessment. She has presented several papers at the Conference on College Composition and Communications (CCCCs), the American Association of Colleges and Schools (AACU), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). She has also chaired two conferences on Academic Assessment at Georgia State. Dr. Singer is responsible for student learning assessment for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the Undergraduate Core, and the Critical Thinking through Writing initiative. She also works with the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and the Director of Administrative Assessment to assess the University's Strategic Plan and other university-wide programs.
John S. Duffield. firstname.lastname@example.org
John S. Duffield, Ph.D, is Senior Faculty Associate for Assessment and Accreditation and Professor of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University. His teaching and research focus on international politics and the politics of energy, both in the United States and abroad. He is the author of three books, most recently Over a Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence (Stanford University Press, 2008), and has co-edited two others. At Georgia State University, he has served on the University Senate, most recently as chair of the committee on university statutes and senate bylaws, the social and behavioral sciences committee on promotion and tenure, and several other university-wide committees.
Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
Director of Institutional Research
Charles Gilbreath: email@example.com
Charles Gilbreath oversees the operation of the Office of Institutional Research and serves as the University's Chief Data Officer. He has worked with higher education data systems for over 25 years. His experience as a college and university Registrar provides him with a knowledge of the business practices and procedures used to collect and maintain student information, while his subsequent experience as the University Meta Data Administrator gives him expertise with the technologies used to collect, extract, and analyze the University's data. Charles has presented papers at a number of regional and national conferences, most recently at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and Annual Forum (2010). He is currently a board member on the Higher Education Data Warehouse forum, and he served as a list owner for Regist-L, a listserve for Registrars from 2001 - 2011. Charles earned his MA in English from Georgia State University and is ABD in English at Emory.
Lead Data Administrator
Ellen Posey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Posey, Associate Director of Institutional Research, is responsible for managing faculty and course information. She has been in institutional research for 30+ years. Ellen received her master's degree in Sociology from Mississippi State University.
Senior Research Associate
Teresa Ward: email@example.com
Teresa Ward, Senior Research Associate, is both a quantitative and qualitative methodologist involved in research design, survey research, and analyses related to academic and administrative assessment. Dr. Ward has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences and has published numerous articles on her research interests around student learning and survey development. As a Fellow with the National Data Policy Institute, she has worked with large national and state databases. As an expert in the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analytic programs, she serves as a consultant in analyzing complex qualitative studies. She is currently a member of the Association for Institutional Research, The American Educational Research Association, Southern Association for Institutional Research, and the Eastern Educational Research Association.
Dr. Ward received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies, with a concentration in Social Foundations, from Georgia State University.
Erik Lauffer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Lauffer, Institutional Research Associate, is responsible for management of student data related requests such as retention, progression, and success measures. Erik has worked in institutional research since 2003 and is experienced in query design, report design, object-oriented programming, data management, and business intelligence systems. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in 2002 and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Georgia Tech.
Robert Maddox: email@example.com
Robert Maddox, Research Assistant, monitors the Common Data Set, student enrollment, and faculty and administrative data. His primary responsibilities include responding to external surveys and gathering adhoc information for external agencies. Robert received his BA in Psychology from Augusta State University and is currently enrolled as a PhD student in Sociology at Georgia State University.
Victoria Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Willis, PhD, is a Research Analyst involved in survey design and analysis for academic and administrative evaluation and assessment. Her experiences in English and Psychology inform her methodologies for both qualitative and quantitative analyses. She has presented papers at national and international conferences focusing primarily on rhetoric and cultural studies. Victoria received her PhD in English from Georgia State University.
Decision Support Services (DSS)
Director of Decision Support Services
Kathy Bryant-Bonds: email@example.com
Kathy Bryant-Bonds supervises the operation of the Crystal Report team and the Data Warehouse team. Kathy has over 35 years of working in higher education. She served in various roles in the Registrar's office, including Office Supervisor, before moving to a technical role in IS&T. Her combination of experience as both a functional and technical user of the university's systems has provided her with a strong background in the business practices of the university and the technical expertise to extract, integrate and report data from various source systems. She is a member of the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) and the Higher Education Data Warehousing group. Kathy earned her B.B.A. in Management from Georgia State University.
Programmer Analyst Lead
Yu-Hsiu Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yu-Hsiu Lin, Programmer Analyst Lead, has responsibility for the University’s warehouse system including maintaining the web application Stateware and developing the new Decision Support System Portal (IPORT). She has worked in the computer software development field for eighteen years. Her professional background includes data analysis, extracting, transforming and loading. Yu-Hsiu received her master’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University.
Report Services (Crystal)
Data Administration Manager
Deborah Cox: email@example.com
Deborah K. Cox, Data Administrator Manager, provides management assistance with Crystal Enterprise Administration in day-to-day operations by responding to end user requests related to software/hardware problems while aiding in the supervision of the crystal report staff of programmers. Deborah served as a member on the SSN Elimination Project and Banner conversion team where she provided assistance in converting the Alumni/Admissions/Financial Aid mainframe systems to Oracle database system. Deborah received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Data Administrator Lead
Patrick Deloney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Deloney, Data Administrator Lead, is responsible for creating, converting, modifying and maintaining Crystal reports that are made available to the University and its departments. Before joining the reports team and the university, Patrick worked over 30 years in customer service and technical consulting within the computer software and hardware industry.
Karen Daniel: email@example.com
Karen Daniel, Data Administrator Lead, is responsible for developing reports for the university by creating, converting, modifying and maintaining Crystal reports that are made available to the University and its departments. Before joining the reports team, she served as the university's Lead Programmer for the Banner Financial Aid System. Karen received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in CIS from Georgia State University.