University of Minnesota
Office of Institutional Research
Office of Planning & Analysis

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Office location
272 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus mail delivery code - 2006
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Phone:(612) 624-4851
Fax: (612) 624-6057

McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN

Our Staff

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Kellogg, John P, Director

Phone: 612-625-3387 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

John has worked at the University of Minnesota since 1978 in a variety of offices with responsibilities relating to student records and data, including the Office of the Registrar, Student Relations, Data & Reporting Services, and the Office of Institutional Research. Specific areas of interest/expertise include extracting, transforming, and analyzing data, research in the area of student graduation and retention, and preparing adhoc reports for both internal and external clients. Other responsibilities include working with the Official Enrollment Statistics Report, the NCAA Graduation Rate Reports, and a number IPEDS data submissions, and serving as a contact point for questions about the structure and content of student data warehouse tables. John is also active in a several professional organizations including the Association for Institutional Research and the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange.

Huesman Jr, Ronald L, Director of Institutional Assessment

Phone: 612-625-1319 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

In his role as the Director of Institutional Assessment, Ron has broad responsibilities for the analytic capacity of the Office of Institutional Research. He leads a team of analysts and graduate students that works collaboratively with many diverse units (e.g. Student and Academic Affairs) to design research studies, collect data, provide analysis, and report results to inform campus assessment efforts, policy development, and decision making.

He works closely with other institutions to develop comparable data for bench marking purposes. As part of that work he is currently serving as a Research Associate and Managing Director for the Student Experience in the Research University-Association of American Universities Research Consortium (SERU-AAU). The SERU-AAU is an academic and policy research partnership between the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California - Berkeley and the University of Minnesota. The SERU-AAU consortium is a group of leading research extensive universities in the United States made up of researchers and scholars who collaborate to generate institutional, comparative, and longitudinal data on student experience in research universities.

Institutional Assessment focuses on the use of of wide-variety of data and levels of analysis for making informed decisions that support the University's strategic mission of providing an exceptional student experience.

Ron earned a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa.

Goldfine, Leonard S, Assistant Director

Phone: 612-625-1481 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

My primary responsibilities within the Office of Institutional Research revolve around Human Resources and Faculty research and reporting. I prepare and submit faculty and staff salary data to the American Association of University Professors, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Association of American Universities Data Exchange. Beyond these national reporting duties, I also work with faculty salary data doing equity research and am the data administrator for the COACHE faculty satisfaction survey. For five years, I was also responsible for helping develop, maintain, administer, and report results from the (now discontinued) Pulse Survey - the biennial University of Minnesota faculty and staff engagement/satisfaction survey.

In addition to my duties to the Office of Institutional Research, I am also currently a peer reviewer for NCA-Higher Learning Commission Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) systems portfolios. I also hold affiliate faculty status with the U of M's Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development Department and have developed and teach two seminars: "Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education" and "Faculty Issues in Higher Education." Finally, I am currently Treasurer and past chair for the Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest (AIRUM).

Begelman, Ilya, Business Systems Analyst

Phone: 612-626-8005 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Ilya helps in supporting the Office's web infrastructure, Oracle Business Intelligence development (OBIEE) and performs ad hoc data query and report development.

Felgen, Barbara J, Prin Ofc and Admin Specialist

Phone: 612-625-8359 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Barb's duties involve administrative office support.

Galliger, Andrea L, Analyst

Phone: 612-624-5572 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Andrea is the IPEDS Coordinator for the University of Minnesota system and also works on a variety of other external surveys, including the U.S. News and World Report. She creates the Common Data Set each year and works mainly with student data in the Data Warehouse.

Gorny, Laura S, Research Assistant

Phone: 612-624-6083 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Laura's primary responsibilities are working with SERU/NSSE analyses, specifically to assist with developing validity evidence of the usefulness of self-reported data in the assessment of student outcomes (e.g. learning & development).

Horner, Olena G, Ph.D. Candidate Research Assistant

Phone: N/A |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Olena is assisting with the analysis and reporting of results related to the graduate student experience at the University of Minnesota.

Jones-White, Daniel R, Analyst

Phone: 612-625-1473 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Daniel is actively involved in research related to the undergraduate and graduate student experience. He also provides research and methodological support for a variety of other office projects.

Lorenz, Linda M, Data Analyst

Phone: 612-625-6726 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Linda works with data in the following areas: Student Financial Aid, Financial/Cost Studies, Payroll, and Human Resources.

Lydell, Lesley, Special Project Analyst

Phone: 612-626-4147 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Developing institutional metrics for the University of Minnesota for the Director of Institutional Assessment.

Murdoch, J Scott, Analyst

Phone: 612-625-0745 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page  |  Personal Home Page

Scott is responsible for technical and operational support.

Murphy, David, IT Professional

Phone: 612-626-9418 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

David performs internal and external data mining and reporting, with emphasis on HR and Student demographic information. He compiles and analyzes data for the annual Affirmative Action Report (AAP) for each campus. These reports support demographic reporting and goal-setting responsibilities of the University, as well as analysis of disparate impact in the areas of University recruitment, hiring, and employment.

David has special interest in Systems Analysis and Data Warehouse and will be doing some work within the Business Intelligence (BI) environment.

David has worked at the University since 1993, and holds a BS in Management from the Carlson School of Management, with majors in Information and Decision Sciences and Operations and Management Science.

Soria, Krista M, Analyst

Phone: 612-624-1649 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Krista provides support for OIR studies on the assessments of educational outcomes, and creates and maintains research databases, analyses, and reports or presentations in support of institutional assessment activities for the University of Minnesota.

Krista has a BA in English and psychology from Hamline University, MS in academic advising from Kansas State University, M.Ed in adult education and MA in English from University of Alaska Anchorage, and recently completed a Ph.D. in educational policy and administration (higher education) from the University of Minnesota.

Tarabuhin, Serghei, Business Systems Analyst

Phone: 612-625-0914 |  Email: |  U of M Directory Page

Serghei helps in supporting the Office's web infrastructure and performs ad hoc data query and report development.