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The Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research (IPAR) directs and coordinates activities related to institutional planning, research and evaluation, and knowledge systems that support the mission and purposes of East Carolina University.  New data and information are frequently added. However, if you need information immediately, please use the information below to contact a member of our staff.


Dr. Ying Zhou

Associate Provost of Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research
Barbara Little

Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Arna Joyner

Administrative Support Specialist

Institutional Planning & Accreditation

Dr. Lori Flint

Director of Institutional Planning & Accreditation
Dr. Rita Reaves

Interim SACS-COC Liaison
Karen Summey

Coordinator for Academic Program Development
Patricia Gregory

Karen Traynor

Space Planning

University Program Specialist

Planning Analyst

Danyell Harmon

Social Clinical Research Specialist
Kim Higdon

University Program Specialist
Dawn Pilgrim-Dunn

Space Planning Associate


Institutional Assessment

Dr. Kristen Springer-Dreyfus
Director of Institutional Assessment
Kyle Chapman

Survey Coordinator
Joe Geglio

Assessment Associate
Susan Morrissey

Research Associate
Marcy Regan

Assessment Associate (TEMP)
Alex Senior

Assessment Associate

Institutional Research

Dr. Beverly King

Director of Institutional Research

Research Associate
Kari Koss
Research Associate
Dr. Margot Neverett

Senior Research Associate
Jillian Pettit

Research Associate
Xuchen Zhou

Research Associate for External Reporting