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University of Vermont
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

440 College Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Telephone: 802-656-0693

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and UVM's "limited activity" plans, the OIRA offices have limited physical staffing. Because of this, direct email or the "Request Data" form are the preferred means of communication.


Alexander Yin

Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment

Tel: +1 802-656-4418
Email: Alexander.Yin@uvm.edu

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Yin has expertise and experience in leading and supporting university-wide efforts including General Education assessment, improving retention and graduation rates, decreasing time to degree, and the collection and reporting of post-graduation outcomes, all of which are priority areas for the University of Vermont. He has strong technical and statistical skills; a vision for an adaptable and proactive Office of Institutional Research and Assessment; and a commitment to producing sustainable, timely, reliable and valid data analysis that creates and promotes a culture of data-driven decision-making.

Before coming to the University of Vermont, Dr. Yin was a Senior Planning and Research Associate in the Department of Planning and Institutional Research at The Pennsylvania State University where he supported the institutional research, planning, and strategic decision-making needs of the institution.

Dr. Yin, a native New Hampshirite, received a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Master of Applied Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Colleen Fairchild

Institutional Research Analyst

Tel: +1 802-656-7434
Email: Colleen.Fairchild@uvm.edu


Larry Granillo

Associate Director

Tel: +1 802-656-1168
Email: Larry.Granillo@uvm.edu

Larry Granillo has been at UVM since 2014. His duties include working with and reporting on student data, managing and maintaining various datasets, and building data visualizations like Catamout Data. Prior to UVM, he worked at Marquette University and Milwaukee Area Technical College in financial aid and labor relations. Larry completed his master's in Educational Leadership from UVM in 2018 and has a BS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


Nicholas Hartshorn

Institutional Research Analyst

Tel: +1 802-656-0693
Email: Nicholas.Hartshorn@uvm.edu

Nick Hartshorn joined the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as an Analyst in 2022.  Having first come to UVM in 2012, he served as an Analyst within the Administrative Business Service Center, and later, the Physical Plant Department.  Nick is also an instructor in Excel and has developed and taught the Professional Development & Training Excel Series at UVM, as well as an introductory course on the program through UVM Professional and Continuing Education.  He earned his BA in History from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.


Hannah Helme

Administrative Assistant

Email: Hannah.Helme@uvm.edu

Hannah Helme (she/her) joined the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as an Administrative Assistant in 2021. Hannah has been at UVM since 2015, and prior to working in OIRA she was the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate College. She graduated from UVM in 2015 with a B.S. in Education.


Anil Lalwani

Post Doc Fellow for Assessment 

Tel: +1 802-656-0693
Email: Anil.Lalwani@uvm.edu

Anil joined UVM in the fall semester of 2021. In their role, Anil provides planning and support for student learning and program-level assessment activities across campus, including UVM’s general education program. This includes strategic planning and developing data-driven assessment protocols that are sustainable and guided by relevant theories and best practices. He completed a Ph.D. in Urban Education (Adult, Continuing and Higher Education track) at Cleveland State University (CSU) in 2020. At CSU, Anil was a graduate assistant at the College of Education and Human Services where they led support for the college’s curriculum management and accreditation planning protocols. As a scholar and researcher, Anil's current professional interests include student engagement and help-seeking among POC and QT students. 


Jackie Littlefield

Institutional Research Analyst

Tel: +1 802-656-0693
Email: Jacqueline.Littlefield@uvm.edu

Jackie Littlefield joined the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as an Analyst in 2022.  She graduated from UVM in 2018 with a B.S. in Statistics, and again in 2020 with a M.S. in Statistics.

Larry Long

Senior Institutional Research Analyst

Tel: +1 802-656-0308
Email: Larry.Long@uvm.edu

Larry D. Long (He/Him/His) is a Senior Institutional Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. His expertise pertains to research design, conducting qualitative and quantitative studies, statistical modeling, predictive analytics, writing and assessing learning outcomes, and strategic planning. He has work experience in student success initiatives, residence life, study abroad, fraternity and sorority life, and marketing and public relations.

Larry has earned master's degrees in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Educational Psychology, and Sociology from Ball State University. He also completed graduate certificates in College and University Teaching and Institutional Research. He earned undergraduate degrees from Kansas State University in Physical Sciences and Modern Languages (German). His capstone project pertained to using matrix algebra to edit and transform images.

Larry's research interests pertain to campus ecology, outcomes of extracurricular involvement, academic dishonesty, and the experiences of minoritized college students. He's published and presented on the experience and outcomes of students in forced triples and the experiences of gay, bisexual, and lesbian fraternity and sorority members.


Meg Nyce

Senior Institutional Research Analyst

Tel: +1 802-656-1165
Email: Megan.Nyce@uvm.edu

Meg Nyce is a Senior Institutional Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with an M.S. in Higher Education and has experience working on assessment planning, data collection and cleaning, analysis, and reporting/presenting.

Before joining the team at the University of Vermont, Meg worked at Penn State as a graduate assistant for Student Affairs Research and Assessment, as an intern with Career Services, and at Cornell University for a summer in Residence Life. Through her graduate assistantship, she worked on Penn State’s post-graduation data, research projects with the counseling center, the Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey, and a variety of surveys on student satisfaction and usage of services. Prior to graduate school, Meg earned a B.A. in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania and worked as a legal assistant and as a campaign coordinator.

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