University of Minnesota
Office of Institutional Research
http://www.oir.umn.edu
612-624-4851
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272 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Our Staff

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Kellogg, John P, Director

Phone: 612-625-3387 |  Email: j-kell@umn.edu |  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, Associate Director

Phone: 612-625-1319 |  Email: huesm003@umn.edu |  U of M Directory Page

In his current capacity, Dr. Huesman is involved with institutional level exchanges of data with other institutions across the country, analyzing of engagement, satisfaction, exit and alumni surveys, and is the program coordinator for both the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey for the University of Minnesota.

He holds a doctorate in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa (1999), masters in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa (1992) and the BA in Psychology from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (1987).

Prior to his current position, he served as an Analyst and Assistant Director in the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Minnesota and earlier as the Assistant Director of the Evaluation and Measurement Services office at the University of Iowa and earlier as the University of Iowa program evaluator for student retention services.

In addition to survey/statistical consultation activities, Dr. Huesman has served and currently serves on numerous University of Minnesota committees/task forces aimed at improving student outcomes and has presented and published research related to assessment of student outcomes.


Goldfine, Leonard S, Assistant Director

Phone: 612-625-1481 |  Email: gold0154@umn.edu |  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: bege0005@umn.edu |  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: b-felg@umn.edu |  U of M Directory Page

Barb's duties involve administrative office support.


Galliger, Andrea L, Analyst

Phone: 612-624-5572 |  Email: agalliger@umn.edu |  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: gorny002@umn.edu |  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: glus0005@umn.edu |  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: djwhite@umn.edu |  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: llorenz@umn.edu |  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:  |  Email: lyde0007@umn.edu |  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: j-murd@umn.edu |  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: murph061@umn.edu |  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.


Peterson, David E H, Business/Systems Analyst

Phone: 612-625-0914 |  Email: pete2786@umn.edu |  U of M Directory Page  |  Personal Home Page

David designs and develops the OIR website. His primary concerns are reporting, data visualization, UI design, business intelligence and working with the staff to build reports for complex data models and data sets. He is involved in the Analytics Collaborative and the Code People groups at the University. He is also a member of the AAU Data Exchange Technical Advisory Group.

David holds a BS in Computer Science from the College of Science and Engineering.


Snyder, Seth, Graduate Research Assistant

Phone:  |  Email: snyde592@umn.edu |  U of M Directory Page

Seth is working as a graduate research assistant with OIR and Student Affairs to assess and analyze the undergraduate Strengths initiative on the Twin Cities campus. He is a doctoral student in the educational policy and administration program at the University of Minnesota, focusing on higher education. Seth has a BA in Spanish from St. John's University/College of St. Benedict (MN) and an MA in International and Comparative Education from Stanford University.


Soria, Krista M, Analyst

Phone: 612-624-1649 |  Email: ksoria@umn.edu |  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.