George Stovall, Director, earned a Bachelors degree in Math Education from Purdue University in 1972 and a Masters in Math and Statistics from Ball State University in 1975. He joined the UVa office of Institutional Analysis in 1976. He guides and directs the institutional studies functions in the office, as well as serving as overall director of the office. His duties include fulfilling the reporting requirements mandated by state and federal agencies, and supporting and assisting other areas of the University with their institutional research, assessment, and data analysis needs.
Ron Pack, Systems Analyst, has served the University of Virginia since 1976. Ron creates files and completes reports that are used to satisfy state and federal reporting requirements. He supplies data to satisfy requests for information from internal administrators and outside agencies. Ron developed and continually updates and maintains a web-based query system that enables clients to retrieve current and past data in the areas of admission, course enrollment, degrees conferred, faculty, financial aid, grade distribution, graduation rates, indebtedness, retention rates, staff, student credit hours and FTE, and student enrollment.
Tracey Crehan Gerlach holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and spent nine years in New York working for Rolling Stone Magazine, The Frick Collection and several environmental non-profits. With IAS since 2004, her work with the department includes administration of university surveys, special assessment projects, editing and copy editing, graphic design and marketing, website design and managing the office's fiscal operations.
Lois Myers, Associate Director and University Assessment Coordinator, earned a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Reed College. She worked as a health services researcher and analyst in medical school, hospital and foundation settings in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York City. Joining IAS in January 2006, she directs the assessment program. Duties include supporting academic programs as they plan for and assess student learning and program outcomes, managing required competency assessments, overseeing institutional and program-based surveys, and fulfilling state and accreditation reporting requirements regarding assessment.
Jean Lightner Norum, Systems Analyst (part-time) earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University in 1982. She worked full-time in the Office of Institutional Planning and Studies (a previous incarnation of IAS) from 1983 to 1989, when she retired into full-time motherhood. She returned to IAS in 1997 on a part-time basis. Jean prepares responses to all college and university guidebook surveys. She also conducts annual surveys on tuition and required fees nationwide and on the state appropriations per in-state student FTE at peer public institutions. As needed, she works on special projects.
John S. Painter, Systems Analyst, earned his Ph.D. in Educational Research Methodology from the University in 1998. Before joining IAS in July 2011, he worked as a Research Faculty member at the School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill where he provided data management and analysis support, conducted surveys and focus groups, provided consultation on the design of evaluation studies, and led in the development of an online learning management and delivery system. His current work at IAS includes maintaining the Data Catalog and IAS website, responding to data requests, and providing support for institutional assessment as needed.
Sarah Schultz Robinson, Assessment Analyst, earned her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Old Dominion University after receiving her B.S. in Biological Psychology from the College of William and Mary. Before joining IAS in May 2007, she worked as a Lecturer in Psychology teaching introductory psychology and research methods courses. She also spent two years working as a Research Associate in the Program Evaluation and Research Lab at ODU. Her current work at IAS includes managing competency assessments, acting as an assessment liaison for academic departments, and assisting with data analysis and report writing.