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

Name Position Phone Email
Heather Langdon Executive Director 828-262-2093
Genesis Dingle Program Associate 828-262-7257

Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research

Name Position Phone Email
Rick Sears Director of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research 828-262-4092
Amanda Harper Business Intelligence Analyst 828-262-7435
Ginny Moench Enrollment Management BI Analyst 828-262-8621
Scott Moomaw Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst 828-262-7948
Heith Simpson Business Intelligence/Data Analyst 828-262-7684
Rich Tedder Business & Technology Applications Analyst 828-262-4098
Cathy Ziegler Technology Support Analyst 828-262-7350

Institutional Effectiveness

Name Position Phone Email
Dr. Tina Hogan Director of Institutional Effectiveness 828-262-2256
Vivian Thompson Survey and Course Evaluation Coordinator 828-262-7283
Apriale Neill Senior Assessment Associate 828-262-4097