ACADEMICS

Kathryn Henz
Senior Director of Academic Policy & Funding Analyses
919-962-2228

Ms. Henz identifies research opportunities and supports the policy, program, and budget process. She participates in the development of the Academic Affairs Division's strategic and operational plan and coordinates specialized data collection with other unit directors and with appropriate individuals on the campuses. She is the chief point of contact between academic planning and the offices and staffs responsible for developing budget and tuition models.

Michelle Blackwell
Director of Reverse Transfer Program
919-445-0487

Ms. Blackwell serves as the program director for the joint grant funded project between University of North Carolina and North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) entitled "Credit When It's Due".  This project is a collaborative effort between the UNC and the NCCCS to create a statewide reverse transfer process, a process that will minimize barriers to postsecondary education and maximize student success.  Ms. Blackwell is responsible for the daily management and operations of the program.

Jeffrey Hill
Director of Space Utilization & Analysis
919-962-4569

Mr. Hill coordinates the collection and publication of space inventory and utilization data for all 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina, the 58 community colleges, and the participating private institutions in North Carolina. He also maintains the Facilities Condition Assessment Program (FCAP) database on which repair and renovation funding allocations are based. 

Karen Copeland
AutoCad Analyst 
919-732-8206

Ms. Copeland assists the Director of Space Utilization and Analysis with capturing square footage data from N.C. campuses using AutoCad.  She also assists individual campuses with converting architectural plans of older buildings into electronic drawings and updating the drawings for buildings with renovations and additions.  

Dr. Austin Lacy
Senior Research Analyst
919-962-4549

Dr. Lacy is responsible for identifying research opportunities; ensuring annual Board of Governor's reporting requirements are met on wide ranging topics, designing and conducting studies working in conjunction with appropriate General Administration staff and/or external parties;  providing analysis of data to guide internal management decision making; communicating with campus and agency representatives concerning data receipt, reporting, and accuracy and providing these representatives the guidance, assistance, and continuous monitoring necessary in the assembling of data for institutional management and for the maintenance of various report files.  He also coordinates specialized data collections activities with other unit members and with appropriate individuals at the campus level.

Eric Fotheringham
Social Research Specialist
919-843-6967

Mr. Fotheringham produces reports related to policy issues; identifies research opportunities, designs and conducts studies with appropriate GA staff and/or external parties, and provides analyses of the data to guide internal management decision-making; and coordinates specialized data collection.

Lindsay Noth
Research, Policy, and Analysis Associate
919-962-4564 

Ms. Noth provides administrative support to the Senior Director of Academic Policy and Funding Analyses and the Senior Director of Institutional Research.


Dr. Daniel Cohen-Vogel
Senior Director of Institutional Research
919-962-4554

Dr. Cohen-Vogel is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Institutional Research in collecting, editing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data; leading Academic Affairs efforts to transition to a relational database and reporting environment; coordinating and integrating information gathered for use with other divisions at UNC GA; providing data and information to address ad hoc administrative issues; leading the Institutional Research staff; and communicating with the 17 campus Directors of Institutional Research and other data providers on data collection requirements.

Laura Bageant
Director of Data Management and Analysis
919-962-4548

Ms. Bageant's primary responsibility is to provide leadership in the collection, documentation, maintenance, and use of the information databases kept by the Division.  She is responsible for the design, integration, and management of all of the data files collected from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, NCCCS, NC State agencies, and Federal agencies and maintained by the division. She oversees the design and interface of these different data files using common elements in order to produce reports for UNC-GA staff, the NC General Assembly, Board of Governors, Federal Government, the media, NCSDPI, NCCCS, and the general public. 

Daphne Dow
Institutional Research Associate
919-962-4553

Ms. Dow coordinates and supervises the collection and analysis of data for the North Carolina Higher Education Data (NCHED) and other data collection efforts from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, the NCCCS, and other private institutions of higher education in North Carolina.  She prepares the Applications/Acceptances report, Administrative Salary Study, SHEEO Salary Survey, and assists with the submission of CSRDE, SHEEO-SHEF, and SREB data.  Ms. Dow produces the annual Statistical Abstract, Record Layouts, and provides tabular and graphic presentations for use by the Division.  Ms. Dow serves as Human Resources Facilitator and Web Content Manager for the Division.

Myron Dunston
Senior Institutional Research Associate
919-962-4542

Mr. Dunston assists with the coordination of the data management and quality efforts of the Division to ensure accurate data for tracking systems by performing audits and analyses on all data files collected by the Division.

Billy Helton
Director of Institutional Reporting
919-962-4552

Mr. Helton coordinates the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) web-based collections for the University of North Carolina institutions and serves as keyholder for the IPEDS surveys that UNC General Administration is required to complete. He works with the 17 UNC campus institutional research offices in collecting, editing, data-cleansing, and reporting of Student Data Files for applied, enrolled, and graduated students.

Brinda Johnson
Programmer/Analyst
919-962-3547

Ms. Johnson oversees the designing, writing, testing, modifying, and debugging of computer programs, creating test data and devising test plans for checking the accuracy of new and existing programs, analyzing project requests, designing input and output specifications, and providing consultation to users to provide technical assistance when needed. 

Leslie Keller
Programmer/Analyst 
919-962-4653

Ms. Keller identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public. 

Dale Moffett
Programmer/Analyst
919-962-4544

Ms. Moffett identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public. 

Laura Simpson
Programmer/Analyst
919-962-4543

Ms. Simpson identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public. 

Eric Zwieg
Programmer/Analyst
919-962-4547

Mr. Zwieg identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  He is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.