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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 is 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
Tara Worrell
Office Manager

Institutional Planning

VacantDirector of Institutional Planning
Danyell Harmon
Institutional Planning & Research Specialist
Kim Higdon
University Program Associate
Dawn Pilgrim-Dunn
Space Planning Associate
Dominick Stephenson
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Karen Traynor
Planning Analyst

Institutional Assessment

Susan Beck-Frazier
Director of Institutional Assessment
Kyle Chapman
Survey Coordinator
Kristen Dreyfus
Assessment Coordinator
Susan Morrissey
Research Associate
Chuck Rich
Senior Assessment Associate
Alex Senior
Interim Research Associate

Institutional Research

Skip Kirby
Interim Director of Institutional Research
Ed DeHart
Research Associate
Greg Harris
Research Associate
Margot Neverett
Senior Research Associate
Laura Yan
Research Associate for External Reporting

Academic Program Planning and Development

Rita Reaves
Interim Director of Academic Program Planning and Development
Jarah Fields
Administrative Support Associate
Kimberly Nicholson
Public Communications Specialist
Karen Summey
Coordinator for Academic Program Development