About Us

The Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning. 

Our vision is empowering the Penn State Community to use rigorous evidence to realize the University’s land grant mission.  This guides us through our current mission of supporting faculty, staff, administrators, and students by providing analysis of University data, supporting the assessment of learning, coordinating strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards. 

The Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research

203 Rider Building
University Park, PA 16802-4819
(814) 863-8721
Fax (814) 863-7031
Email: opair@psu.edu

Administration

Lance Kennedy-Phillips

Lance Kennedy-Phillips

Vice Provost for Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research

Amy  Elliott

Amy Elliott

Director of Project Operations

Marie Sullivan

Marie Sullivan

Accreditation Coordinator

Melissa Meyer

Melissa Meyer

Executive Assistant

Tracy Claar

Tracy Claar

Administrative Support Assistant

Jacob Kaminski

Jacob Kaminski

Project Management Assistant

Learning Outcomes Assesment

Geoff Mamerow

Geoff Mamerow

Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Open Position

Open Position

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Jessica Deslauriers

Jessica Deslauriers

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Betty Harper

Betty Harper

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Strategic Planning

Daniel Newhart

Daniel Newhart

Assistant Vice Provost for Planning

Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg

Director of Planning

Alison Parker

Alison Parker

Planning Coordinator

Institutional Research 

Karen Vance

Karen Vance

Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research

Open Position

Open Position

Director of Data Science

Karen O’Brien

Karen O’Brien

Director of Strategic Analysis and Decision Support

Lu Sun

Lu Sun

Director of Institutional Reporting

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

Business Process Analyst

Savitha Kolar

Savitha Kolar

Reporting Analyst

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee

Research Analyst

Dan Nugent

Dan Nugent

Reporting Analyst

Yvonne Riley

Yvonne Riley

Programmer Analyst

Sujata Smith

Sujata Smith

Institutional Analytics Team Lead

Sandra Sollenberger

Sandra Sollenberger

Business Process Analyst

Michelle Stine

Michelle Stine

Research Analyst

Carly Sunseri

Carly Sunseri

Business Process Analyst

Aaron Tippett

Aaron Tippett

Business Process Analyst

Yuanhong Zhu

Yuanhong Zhu

Reporting Analyst

Data Governance

Jon Crutchfield

Jon Crutchfield

Assistant Vice Provost for Data Governance

Karen Henninger

Karen Henninger

Director of Data Governance

Data Management

Marta Miguel

Marta Miguel

Director of Data Management

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

ETL Architect/ Developer

Katarina Durasova

Katarina Durasova

Data Architect / Metadata Developer

Sravani Gogulamudi

Sravani Gogulamudi

Metadata Developer

Sharlene Luo

Sharlene Luo

ETL Architect/ Developer

Kim Marchek

Kim Marchek

Data Architect / Metadata Developer

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

BI Administrator / Architect

John Saraka

John Saraka

ETL Developer

Jerry Stottish

Jerry Stottish

Metadata Developer

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

ETL Developer

Students

Sean Johnstone

Graduate Research Assistant

Madeleine Paley

Graduate Research Assistant