Ryan Named Editor of Institutional Research Journal
- By Jeffrey R. Wakefield
The Association for Institutional Research has named John F. Ryan, UVM’s director of institutional research, editor of New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR). The selection was made by a committee of association members, who cited Ryan’s professional experience, record of scholarship, and broad perspective on a range of issues in institutional research and assessment as the reasons he was selected.
Ryan will begin his term as editor in January.
Ryan said he was honored to be chosen for the position. “Innovative, analytic, and engaged institutional research is critical to helping higher education leaders and constituencies make research-informed strategic choices across an array of challenges and opportunities,” he said. “NDIR has a track record of bringing great scholarship and expert knowledge to bear on current and emerging issues. I look forward to continuing that tradition and working with contributors and others to find ways to expand and enhance NDIR's reach at this critical juncture in the history of higher education.”
New Directions for Institutional Research is a quarterly sourcebook published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley under the sponsorship and policies of the Association for Institutional Research. Each issue focuses on a specific topic related to institutional research, planning, or higher education management.