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 LangdonExecutive Director828-262-2093[email protected]
Genesis DingleProgram Associate828-262-7257[email protected]


Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research

Rick SearsDirector of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research828-262-4092[email protected]
Amanda HarperSenior Research Analyst828-262-7435[email protected]
Ginny MoenchEnrollment Management BI Analyst828-262-8621[email protected]
Scott MoomawSr. Business Intelligence Analyst828-262-7948[email protected]
Heith SimpsonBusiness Intelligence/Data Analyst828-262-7684[email protected]
Rich TedderBusiness & Technology Applications Analyst828-262-4098[email protected]
Cathy ZieglerTechnology Support Analyst828-262-7350[email protected]


Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Tina HoganDirector of Institutional Effectiveness828-262-2256[email protected]
Vivian ThompsonSurvey and Course Evaluation Coordinator828-262-7283[email protected]
Apriale NeillSenior Assessment Associate828-262-4097[email protected]