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University of Vermont
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

333 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Telephone: 802-656-0693

Note: Due to flexible scheduling, direct email or the "Request Data" form are the preferred means of communication.


Jason C. Garvey

Executive Director, Institutional Research and Assessment

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

Jason C. Garvey (he/him/his) is the Executive Director for the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and the Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Associate Professor of Education. As an interdisciplinary researcher, he uses his expertise in student success, teaching and learning, education policy, and statistics to merge data-informed decision making with social change and impact in higher education.

Jay is the Principal Investigator for QTPiE: Queer and Trans People in Education, a multi-institutional research team with a mission to educate, advocate, and build coalitions that advance equitable policies and practices for queer and trans people in education. He is a 2024 Senior Scholar with ACPA: College Student Educators International, a 2023 Fulbright Scholar with the British Library in the United Kingdom, and serves as the Executive Associate Editor for the Journal of College Student Development. Jay received his PhD in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland with a certificate in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation. For more information about his scholarship and professional activities, please visit his faculty profile and Google Scholar page.


Larry Granillo

Associate Director, Institutional Research and Assessment

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.


Richard Cohen

Assessment Coordinator

Tel: +1 802-656-1165

Richard joined the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment in the summer of 2023. Rich's role will be leading the assessment of general education and program-level student outcomes. Rich previously served as the Coordinator of Assessment & Program Review at Nassau Community College (Long Island, NY) where he was also a Professor in the Physical Sciences where he taught courses in Climatology, Meteorology, and Environmental Science.

Rich earned his Ph.D. in Science Education at Stony Brook University where he focused on the impact that science and mathematics coursework has on the persistance and completion rates of STEM and non-STEM Community College Students. He holds a master's degree in Secondary Education - Physics from Adelphi University and a bachelor's in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. Rich also has completed several certificates in Assessment and Assessment Leadership from the SUNY Council on Assessment and completed the Peer Reviewer training from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Colleen Fairchild

Institutional Research Analyst

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

Colleen has a BA in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She started working at the University of Vermont in 2016 at Professional and Continuing Education and joined OIRA in 2019. Her expertise includes data tracking systems, data analysis, and strategic improvements through data. In her role as a research analyst, Colleen often collaborates with stakeholders to connect them with the quantitative data they need to tell their story and maximize their positive impact. She has served on numerous university-wide committees, including the University Diversity Council, Outreach Council, and Sexual Violence Assessment Committee.


Nicholas Hartshorn

Senior 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.


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 and a master’s in Biostatistics from the University of Vermont. He also completed graduate certificates in College and University Teaching, Institutional Research, and Epidemiology. He earned undergraduate degrees from Kansas State University in Physical Sciences and Modern Languages (German).

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.


Melissa Ochoa

Graduate Assistant

Melissa Ochoa (she/her/ella) joined the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as a graduate intern in the spring of 2024. She is also a graduate assistant for the Office of Equity Belonging and Student Engagement in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Her role in the graduate assistantship is to run the Excellence in STEM program (eSTEM), which supports BIPOC students in STEM. Before UVM, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at CSUF in the spring of 2023. While at CSUF, she was a part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program, where she was a part of research and scholarly activities to prepare her for graduate school. She is a Master’s student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at UVM. As a HESA student, she is the Legacy and Alumnx Relations Chair (LARC) for The Vermont Connection. In this role, she helps connect current HESA students to HESA alumnx.


Support Staff


Paul Goldberg, Administrative Assistant

Email: paul.goldberg@uvm.edu

Paul has held administrative support positions at UVM in the Professional Development & Training and Human Resources departments since 2017, before joining the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment in January 2024.

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