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Staff Profiles

Braden J. Hosch, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President

Braden Hosch

(631) 632-6210

Braden Hosch is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Stony Brook University where he leads all aspects of institutional research, helps shape policy and planning, and oversees institutional effectiveness efforts. Braden conducts large-scale national benchmarking for institution and state-level use, including metrics for finance and institutional effectiveness, and he contributes actively to state, regional, national and international efforts to advance quality and accountability in higher education. In recent years, he has been a leader in international and national initiatives, such as the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) project and serves as a national IPEDS trainer through the Association for Institutional Research (AIR).

Prior to his position at Stony Brook, he served as Director of Policy & Research and Interim Director of Academic Affairs at the Connecticut Board for Higher Education, where he led accountability initiatives, helped shape policy for higher education, oversaw statewide data collections, and led higher education research operations and initiatives. Prior to this, he served as Chief Academic Officer at the Connecticut Department of Higher Education in which role he oversaw areas for finance and policy as well as academic quality assurance. He has taught and held administrative positions in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and academic affairs at Central Connecticut State University, the University of South Carolina-Aiken, and Trinity College in Washington, DC.

He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.A. degree from the University of Texas-Dallas, and a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College.

Nora Galambos, Ph.D.
Senior Data Scientist

(631) 632-1591

Dr. Nora Galambos received her MS and PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University, funded in part by a scholarship from Brookhaven Women in Science, the women’s science organization at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. She also was awarded a National Center for Education Statistics/Association for Institutional Research fellowship, which funded her Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from the Pennsylvania State University College of Education. Beginning her Stony Brook career in 1992, Dr. Galambos spent several years working as a statistician in the Medical Center, contributing to medical research studies, co-authoring journal articles and grants, and overseeing data management. Since coming to Institutional Research in 1999, she has worked on Middle States and departmental program accreditations, served as the PI for major surveys, and studied factors associated with programmatic and student outcomes. An expert in a wide array of data analysis methods, Dr. Galambos has given numerous conference presentations encompassing statistical methods and their higher education applications. She frequently serves as a reviewer of papers for national and regional conferences.

Shaukat Malik, Ph.D.
Associate for IRPE

Shaukat Malik

(631) 632-9103

Shaukat Malik is an Associate for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE) at Stony Brook University. He has over 16 years of experience in higher education administration. At Stony Brook, Shaukat conducts internal and external reporting of Stony Brook data to State, federal and private agencies. He also contributes to and manages the IRPE web site.

Shaukat holds both a Master's degree and a PhD in Educational Administration & Policy Studies from the University at Albany. Shaukat is also a member of the Association for Institutional Research and NEAIR.


Theresa Diemer 
Data Manager

(631) 632-1371

Sean Hoffman, M.S.
IR Analyst

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(631) 632-1462

Sean Hoffman joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE) after receiving his Master’s degree from Stony Brook University. He earned his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with a specialization in Operations Research. Sean’s professional interests focus on impacting student success by improving institutional effectiveness through the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. As a graduate student, he worked in both IRPE and the Office of Enrollment and Retention Management.

A proud Stony Brook alumnus, Sean holds his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University, graduating from Stony Brook’s Honors College. As an undergraduate, he was a recipient of Stony Brook University’s Valedictorian Award, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and the Stony Brook University Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Sean was a six-year member of the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band, including serving as a two-year Captain, President and Vice President. In addition, he spent three years as a Stony Brook Student Ambassador. Sean is a member of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and Phi Beta Kappa.

Graduate Students

Yang Liu

Yang did his master's in Applied Math & Statistics from Stony Brook University and now pursuing a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Nicole Diamante

Nicole Diamante is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  She received her M.S. in Technology Systems Management in 2011 and holds a B.S. in Finance. 

Her research interests include STEM education and workforce development as well as mentoring relationships and institutional research. 


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