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Braden J. Hosch, Ph.D.
Vice President

Braden Hosch

(631) 632-6210

Braden Hosch is the Vice President for Educational & Institutional Effectiveness at Stony Brook University where he aligns efforts to advance effectiveness at the university.  He oversees the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness; the Office of Educational Effectiveness; and Enterprise Data and Analytics. In addition, he serves as Stony Brook's Accreditation Liaison Officer with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, leads data governance initiatives, and oversees monitoring of strategic plan metrics.

Braden is the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and also serves on the Data Policy Advisory Committee for the Commission for Information Management and Analysis (CIMA) of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). He has previously served as a national educator on Federal data collection policies and practices, the Finance Chair of the Steering Committee for the Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), an appointed member of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, and an Executive Committee member for CIMA.  He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from the University of Texas-Dallas, and a BA from Swarthmore College.

Kim Berlin, M.S.
Director of Strategic Analytics

(631) 632-9294

Kim Berlin is the Director of Strategic Analytics. She oversees the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics housed in the Division of Information Technology and reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness.

Theresa Diemer, M.A.
Assistant Director
Data Governance & Management

(631) 632-1371

Theresa Diemer is the Assistant Director for Data Governance and Management.  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.  

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.

Christina M. Gonzalez, M.A.
People Analytics Specialist

(631) 632-1590

 Christina Gonzalez is a People Analytics Specialist in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, where she ensures that the Stony Brook community has ready access to accurate statistics about faculty and staff employed by the University.

Sean V. Hoffman, M.S.
Senior Analytics Developer
Sean Hoffman

(631) 632-1462

Sean Hoffman is a Senior Analytics Developer for the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE). He is responsible for design and implementation of Tableau dashboards, as well as the training of University personnel in their use. He provides data and analysis to assist the University in benchmarking, reporting, and strategic planning. Sean also serves the Institution’s primary representative to the Association of American Universities (AAU) Data Exchange.

Sean’s professional interests include student success, strategic analytics, and data visualization techniques. He has presented on data visualization (IR Technologies) at the 2015 and 2016 Association for Institutional Research Annual Forums, and advanced Tableau techniques at the 2016-2019 AAU Data Exchange Annual Meetings.

Sean received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with a concentration in Operations Research from Stony Brook University. He is a proud alumnus of the Spirit of Stony Brook Athletic Bands, and is a member of the Association for Institutional Research and Phi Beta Kappa.

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

Arielle Markiewicz
Business Analyst for
Data Governance

Arielle Markiewicz is a business analyst for data governance in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness. In this role, she supports data governance activities to advance policy development and coordination, data stewardship, data definitions and standards, and communications.  strategies.