Staff

Andrea Bakker

Andrea Bakker

Associate Director of Institutional Research
513-529-1660
bakkerai@MiamiOH.edu 

Andrea is the primary contact for institutional surveys and research projects, such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the New Alumni Success Project. She provides data for external requests, such as HEI (Ohio Dept. of Higher Education) and IPEDS (U.S. Dept. of Education), as well as for many internal requests. Andrea serves on several university committees, including the Banner Data Team, the University Assessment Council, and the Student Affairs Assessment Committee. Andrea has worked in Miami’s Office of Institutional Research since 2008. From 2005 - 2008, she served as the Coordinator of Assessment in Miami’s Office of Liberal Education and Assessment. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa). She received her master’s degree and doctorate in Psychology from Miami University.


Michael Light

Michael Light

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

Michael joined Miami’s Office of Institutional Research 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 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).