About Us

IRAP Mission Statement

The fundamental purpose of the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (IRAP) is twofold, directed toward fulfilling the stated missions of the University of North Carolina and of Appalachian State University:

  • to provide data support for university planning and management activities; and,
  • to provide leadership for comprehensive academic and administrative planning and assessment.

IRAP assumes primary responsibility for (a) collecting data about the performance of the university, (b) collecting data about the environment of the university, (c) analyzing, interpreting, and presenting the collected data, and (d) transforming the data into meaningful information that supports university planning, policy making, decision making, and assessment. Services of IRAP are available to university administrators, faculty, and students involved in planning and management activities as well as to persons and agencies outside the university. In fulfilling its mission, IRAP seeks to anticipate information needs, present information in accessible and useful ways, and provide prompt, accurate, and courteous service.


Staff Directory

Executive Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning

Name

Position

Phone

Email

Heather LangdonExecutive Director828-262-2093langdonhh@appstate.edu
Kathy TesterProgram Associate828-262-7257testerkl@appstate.edu

Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research

Name

Position

Phone

Email

Rick SearsDirector of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research828-262-4092searsrm@appstate.edu
Amanda HarperBusiness Intelligence Analyst828-262-7435harperal@appstate.edu
Ginny MoenchEnrollment Management BI Analyst828-262-8621moenchv@appstate.edu
Scott MoomawSr. Business Intelligence Analyst828-262-7948moomawws@appstate.edu
Rich TedderBusiness & Technology Applications Analyst828-262-4098tedderrt@appstate.edu 
Cathy Ziegler Technology Support Analyst 828-262-7350zieglercc@appstate.edu 

Institutional Effectiveness

Name

Position

Phone

Email

Dr. Tina HoganDirector of Institutional Effectiveness828-262-2256hogantm@appstate.edu 
Vivian ThompsonSurvey and Course Evaluation Coordinator828-262-7283thompsnvk@appstate.edu 
Apriale Neill Senior Assessment Associate828-262-4097neillal1@appstate.edu

Space Management

Name

Position

Phone

Email

Art RexDirector of Space Management828-262-6911rexab@appstate.edu
Cody BuchananBusiness & Technology Applications Analyst828-262-7684buchanandc@appstate.edu