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 langdonhh@appstate.edu
Kathy Tester Program Associate 828-262-7257 testerkl@appstate.edu
 




Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research

Name Position Phone Email
Rick Sears Director of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research 828-262-4092 searsrm@appstate.edu
Cody Buchanan Business & Technology Applications Analyst 828-262-7648 buchanandc@appstate.edu
Amanda Harper Business Intelligence Analyst 828-262-7435 harperal@appstate.edu
Ginny Moench Enrollment Management BI Analyst 828-262-8621 moenchv@appstate.edu
Scott Moomaw Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst 828-262-7948 moomawws@appstate.edu
Rich Tedder Business & Technology Applications Analyst 828-262-4098 tedderrt@appstate.edu
Cathy Ziegler Technology Support Analyst 828-262-7350 zieglercc@appstate.edu
 











Institutional Effectiveness

Name Position Phone Email
Dr. Tina Hogan Director of Institutional Effectiveness 828-262-2256 hogantm@appstate.edu
Vivian Thompson Survey and Course Evaluation Coordinator 828-262-7283 thompsnvk@appstate.edu
Apriale Neill Senior Assessment Associate 828-262-4097 neillal1@appstate.edu