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

Braden Hosch

(631) 632-6210

Braden Hosch is the Associate 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 led adoption of a data governance structure at Stony Brook University, and chairs the University's Data Governance Council. He has also overseen the integration of institutional research and business intelligence on the campus. In addition, he has published on topics as diverse as how to create a university data strategy, the impact of big data on decision-making in higher education, the impact of motivation on student learning outcome assessment, benchmarking sources in higher education, and inconsistencies in how institutions determine student living costs.

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.

Kim Berlin, M.S.
Director of Strategic Analytics

(631) 632-9294

 Kim Berlin is the Director of Strategic Analytics. Full bio coming soon.
Theresa Diemer, M.A. 
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.  

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.

Rida Farooq, M.A.
Institutional Research Analyst

(631) 632-1589

Rida Farooq is an Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE). She is responsible for producing Tableau dashboards and dynamic reports to support the office of VP Administration and Finance.

She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Stony Brook University. She is currently a Doctor of Education Candidate at St. John's University with a focus in Higher Education Administration.

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