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

 Theresa Diemer is the Data Manager for the Office of Institutional Research Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE).  She is responsible for maintaining and ensuring that data sources owned by IRPE are valid and robust in order to meet internal and external reporting requirements.  She works with university leaders to understand business rules and operational requirements; ensuring analysts in the IRPE Office and others in the university have access to appropriate data.

Prior to her start in the Office of IRPE in the fall of 2014, she worked for the Department of Campus Residences at Stony Brook University as Lead Programmer Analyst where she was responsible for data management, programming and support of the department’s applications.  

Theresa holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University.  She received her first Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and her second Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.  

Sean V. Hoffman, M.S.
IR Analyst
Sean Hoffman

(631) 632-1462

Sean Hoffman is an Institutional Research Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE). He is responsible for providing data and analysis to assist the University in benchmarking, reporting, and strategic planning. Sean works extensively with the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) as an institutional representative. His professional interests include student success, institutional effectiveness, and data visualization.

A proud Stony Brook alumnus, Sean received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with a specialization in Operations Research, from Stony Brook University. As a graduate student, Sean worked in both IRPE and the Office of Enrollment & Retention Management. He received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University, graduating from the Honors College. Sean was a recipient of Stony Brook University’s Valedictorian Award, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence. He was a six-year member of the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band, and served as President, Vice President, and a two-year Captain.

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.

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