Office of Planning and Assessment
The Pennsylvania State University
203 Rider Building
University Park, PA 16802-4819
(814) 863-8721
Fax (814) 863-7031
Email: opa@psu.edu

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Meet the Team

The Office of Planning and Assessment provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning. 

Our vision is empowering the Penn State Community to use rigorous evidence to realize the University’s land grant mission.  This guides us through our current mission of supporting faculty, staff, administrators, and students by providing analysis of University data, supporting the assessment of learning, coordinating strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards. 

Leadership and Support

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Lance Kennedy-Phillips

Vice Provost for the Office of Planning and Assessment

Ginny Hosterman

Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost

Tracy Claar

Administrative Support Assistant

Accreditation

Marie Sullivan

 Accreditation Coordinator

Institutional Research

Karen Vance

Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research 

Jeff Berda

Database Specialist

Savitha Kolar

Reporting Analyst

Dan Nugent

Reporting Analyst

Karen O’Brien

Associate Director of Reporting

Michelle Stine

Research Analyst

Lu Sun

Senior Research Associate

Learning Outcomes Assessment

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Suzanne Weinstein

Assistant Vice Provost of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Jessica Deslauriers

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

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Betty Harper

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Geoff Mamerow

Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Planning

Daniel Newhart

Assistant Vice Provost for Planning

Alison Parker

Planning Coordinator

 

Students

 

Jacob Kaminski

Undergraduate Assistant

 

Shannon Lee

Graduate Research Assistant