Staff Directory

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

Heather Langdon
Executive Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison
langdonhh@appstate.edu
828.262.2093

  • Accreditation/SACSCOC inquiries
  • University/UNC funding model
  • General IRAP inquiries regarding any area
  • Campus data inquiries
  • Specialized research

 

      

Kathy Tester
University Program Specialist
testerkl@appstate.edu
828.262.7257

  • External surveys for national publications
  • University Communications Liaison
  • Department Representative for Building Emergency Team
  • Student Employee Supervisor
  • General IRAP inquiries 

 

Strategic Analytics & Institutional Research

Rick Sears
Director of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research
searsrm@appstate.edu
828.262.4092

                               

Scott Moomaw
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
moomawws@appstate.edu
828.262.7948

Amanda Harper
Business Intelligence Analyst
harperal@appstate.edu
828.262.7435

 

Cathy Ziegler
Tech Support Specialist
zieglercc@appstate.edu
828.262.7350

Ginny Moench
Enrollment Management BI Analyst
moenchv@appstate.edu
828.262.8621

 

Rich Tedder
Business & Technology Applications Analyst
tedderrt@appstate.edu
828.262.4098

Cody Buchanan
Business & Technology Applications Analyst
buchanandc@appstate.edu
828.262.7684

  • 25Live/R25 Software Administrator
  • Space Management Dashboards, Analytics, and Tools
  • Space Management Website


  

Institutional Effectiveness 

Dr. Tina Hogan
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
hogantm@appstate.edu
828.262.2256

  • Continuous Improvement/Assessment
  • Survey Policy and Scheduling
  • Recurring Surveys
  • General Education Assessment Summit
  • Workshops and Professional Development
                                            

Vivian Thompson
Survey and Course Evaluation Coordinator
thompsnvk@appstate.edu
828.262.7283

  • Online Course Evaluations (CoursEval)
  • Survey Assistance and Database Requests
  • Qualtrics

Apriale Neill
Senior Assessment Associate
neillal1@appstate.edu
828.262.4097

  • Continuous Improvement/Assessment
  • Periodic Comprehensive Reviews (PCRs)
  • Xitracs
  • General Education Artifact Collection