Contact Institutional Research Staff


Ellen Peters

Ellen Peters
Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Planning and Student Success
Jones 211C

Ellen oversees the Office of Institutional Research. She works with faculty, staff, senior university leadership, and board of trustee members to incorporate data into decisions, and conducts research in response to institutional questions. Ellen provides leadership on assessment, oversees student success efforts, and is the accreditation liaison officer. Ellen collaborates across campus to provide recommendations and solutions that will ultimately achieve strategic and operational goals and objectives outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan. In addition to her service on several local boards, she serves on the board of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS). In her spare time, Ellen is a thespian, and loves film, cooking, and reading.  

Contact Ellen for:

·       Student success initiatives

·       Use of data and information for planning

·       National issues

·       Accreditation


Emily Mullins 

Emily Mullins
Assistant Director for Reporting and Analysis
Jones 211E

Emily responds to all external data requests, including federally-mandated reporting, state reporting, and reporting to consortia. In particular, Emily is the institution's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) keyholder. She also coordinates and completes college guidebook requests. Emily manages our Strategic Indicators and contributes to Sound Reports. She handles faculty and staff reporting as well. Emily is also responsible for Qualtrics, our survey software, for which she provides training. In her free time, Emily loves baking, photography, stand-up paddle boarding, and traveling.

Contact Emily for:

·       External reporting

·       Faculty and staff reporting

·       Qualtrics


Alanna Muir

Alanna Muir
Assistant Director for Assessment
Jones 211D

Alanna supports the assessment of curricular and co-curricular student experience and outcomes. This involves interaction across campus as Alanna develops surveys and focus groups to gather information about the student experience. Alanna is the liaison for academic department periodic reviews, preparing data packets that are customized based on departmental needs as they approach their review with the curriculum committee. In her free time, Alanna enjoys reading, knitting, trying new recipes, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Contact Alanna for:

 ·      Assessment (including surveys and focus groups)

·       Academic department data packets

·       Data to support tenure-line requests


Will DeFraine

Will DeFraine
Systems Analyst and Research Associate
Jones 211B

Will has a primary responsibility for internal data management and analytical reporting, including conducting, organizing, and maintaining student data files, cleaning and analyzing student surveys, and working collaboratively across campus to clarify data definitions and develop the data dictionary. He also assembles databases for the purpose of developing predictive models of student enrollment and retention. He has primary responsibility for Sound Reports. In his free time, Will enjoys photography, painting, playing bass, and satisfying his addiction to mountain summits.

Contact Will for:

·       Sound Reports

·       Internal data requests

·       Data dictionary and definitions