Staff

William Knight

William Knight

Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
513-529-1660
knightw3@MiamiOH.edu

Bill joined Miami’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in March 2019 after previously working in institutional research and effectiveness at Ball State University, Bowling Green State University, Georgia Southern University, and Kent State University. He has also served as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan and at Shandong University in China. In addition to leadership of the OIRE, Bill’s responsibilities include leadership and support for academic program review, administrative program review within Academic Affairs, reporting of consumer information for families and employees, reporting of information for the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), and the Faculty 180 system. He will assume responsibility for Higher Learning Commission accreditation and student learning outcomes assessment beginning in the fall semester of 2019. Bill earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Personnel, and B.S.in Ed. in Secondary Education, all from Kent State University. Bill has served as past president, board of directors member, and national conference chair for the Association for Institutional Research, was a founding board of directors member and past president of the Association for Higher Education Effectiveness, and is past president of the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning.


Mollie Miller

Mollie Miller

Associate Director for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
513-529-7095
miller1810@MiamiOH.edu

Mollie joined Miami’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in June 2019 after previously serving as Director of Institutional Research and IRB Coordinator at Union Institute & University (2013-2019). Within Miami's OIRE Mollie is responsible for mandatory and ad hoc external reporting such as IPEDS, HEI, and HLC and responses to various external surveys (e.g. US News). Mollie also works closely with the OIRE data analysts to create and update routine reports (e.g., Fact Book) and assist with the interpretation and implementation of information provided. Working collaboratively with various departments and individuals as it relates to data visualizations, data integrity, and business intelligence capabilities is also within Mollie's scope of responsibility. Mollie is a current candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies majoring in Educational Studies and plans to defend her dissertation this coming December 2019. In addition to her PhD studies Mollie is also pursing two graduate certificates in Higher Education Leadership and Design Thinking. Mollie earned her M.B.A. from Capital University and her Undergraduate degree from Heidelberg University where she was a division II student athlete. Mollie currently serves as Treasurer for the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning and a sector four-year public representative. In the past Mollie served as a founding member of the Institutional Research Advisory Board for the Ohio Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.


Michael Light

Michael Light

Data Analyst
513-529-1662
lightmc@MiamiOH.edu

Michael joined Miami’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in August 2017 after working as an Institutional Research Analysis Specialist at Clark State Community College. At Miami, he assists with data collection and analysis of institutional surveys and assessments, provides institutional data for college guidebooks and routine reporting, and fulfills ad hoc requests from various offices across the University. Prior to these positions, Michael earned his Master’s in Sociology and a graduate certificate in Institutional Research from Ball State University and his Bachelor’s in Sociology from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a member of the North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR) and the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP).


Kimberly Patton

Kimberly Patton

Data Analyst
513-529-1657
patton11@MiamiOH.edu

Kimberly joined Miami’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in October 2018 after working as a Statistical Data Analyst at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg for three years (2015 – 2018), and as an Institutional Research Analyst at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, OH for 17 years (1998 – 2015). At Miami, she assists with data collection and analysis of institutional surveys and assessments, provides institutional data for college guidebooks and routine reporting, and fulfills ad hoc requests from various offices across the University. Prior to these positions, Kimberly earned her Master’s in Social Sciences and Bachelor’s in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed doctoral coursework in Sociology/Women’s Studies at The Union Institute and University. She is a member of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning (OAIRP).