Publications and presentations

  • Published articles, chapters and books
  • Working projects and papers covered by national media
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission: President's Keynote Address at California AIR Conference, November 2018
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission Project on Institutional Benchmarks for Student Success and Predictive Analytics (Spring 2016 - ongoing)
    • What Does A Student Loan Buy You? Bloomberg Businessweek, July 27, 2012.
    • University Retention Rates Hold Steady As States Balance Access with Success. Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, April 15, 2011.
    • Managing Talent: HCM and Higher Education. Campus Technology Magazine, October 2010, Vol. 24 Number 2, pp. 36-42.
    • From Data to Information: Business Intelligence and Its Role in Higher Education Today. University Business Magazine, January 2009, pp. 25-27.
    • Addressing Gaps in Research on First-Year Success (September 2008)
      • Chronicle of Higher Education article (Nov 13, 2008)
    • Estimating the influence of financial aid on student retention (January 2008)
      • Chronicle of Higher Education article (Jan 21, 2008)
    • The Effect of High School Attended on Academic Preparation and Retention of College Freshmen (November 2006)
  • Conference awards: Best papers and presentations
    • AAIR Best Presentation From Descriptive Reports to Actionable Predictive Business Intelligence: How to Enhance Institutional Productivity in the Age of 'Big Data' (July 2018, AAIR 'Best Presentation' award)
    • RMAIR Best Paper Financial Aid and College Persistence: Do Student Loans Help or Hurt? (AIR 2015 invited presentation)
    • PACAIR Best Presentation Predicting and Benchmarking Institutional Retention and Graduation Rates using IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data" (AIR 2018 invited presentation)
    • CAIR Best Paper Financial Aid and Student Retention: Gauging Causality in Discrete-Choice Propensity Score-Matching Models (AIR 2008 invited presentation)
    • RMAIR Best Paper Does High School Attended Matter in Measuring Academic Preparation and the Risk Propensity of Student Departure? (AIR 2005 invited presentation)
    • CAIR Best Paper Measuring Determinants of Student Return vs. Transfer vs. Stopout vs. Dropout: A First-to-Second Year Analysis of New Freshmen (AIR 2004 invited presentation)

    The University of Nevada, Reno compared to other Institutions: Selected data briefs

    • Institutional Comparisons: IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2007 (November 2007)
    • Percentage Growth of Land Grant and Other Selected Universities from 1998 to 2003 (August 2005)

    Presentations: Leveraging 'Big Data' and BI Visualization to Enhance Performance Benchmarking (November 2019)

    Is Classroom Diversity Related to Student Retention and Success? Findings from Two Universities (November 2018)

    WASC Workshop - Putting Data Analytics to Work: Enhancing Institutional Productivity in the Age of Big Data (October 2018)

    • From Descriptive Reports to Actionable Predictive Business Intelligence: How to Enhance Institutional Productivity in the Age of 'Big Data' (July 2018, AAIR 'Best Presentation' award)
    • Moving the Needle on Benchmarking Institutional Outcomes for Accreditation/Quality Audit, Strategic Planning, Program Review, and Post-Graduation Student Outcome Assessment (July 2018)
    • Toward a Better Benchmark: Demonstrating Retention and Graduation Rate Success With IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data (April 2018)
    • Keynote Panel: Academic Momentum and Adelman's Toolbox Studies [Conference Presentations & Evaluation) (November 2017)
    • Does Summer Enrollment Improve College Success for Fall-Entry Freshmen? (October 2017)
    • Prediction Models for Retention and Graduation Rates Using IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data (AIR, May 2017)
    • A Prediction Model for Retention and Graduation Rates Using IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data (April 2017)
    • Predicting Institutional Retention and Graduation Rates Using IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data (November 2016)
    • Achieving Hispanic-Serving Instutution Status (October 2016)
    • AIR Impact Session: Dollars and Data Points - Collaboration Between IR and Business Officers (May 2016)
    • AIR Forum 2016 Workshop: Predictive Analytics for Student Retention (May 2016)
    • How Not to Rely on Student Self-Reports: Estimating Classroom Diversity Effects (May 2016)
    • WASC ARC Workshop: A Primer on Analytics in Higher Education (April 2016)
    • Faculty Workload During the Great Recession (October 2015)
    • Preparing for the Future: Producing a High-Impact Analysis to Guide Strategic Planning (October 2015)
    • Financial Aid and College Persistence: Do Student Loans Help or Hurt? (May 2015)
    • Predicting College Success: The Relative Value of Test Scores (February 2015)
    • Academic Support Services & Student Success. Do They Make a Difference? (September 2014)
    • Gauging the Impact of Academic Support Programs (November 2013)
    • The Predictive Value of the ACT© Test Score (February 2013)
    • Identifying At-Risk Students to Raise Retention and Revenues (May 2013)
    • Washoe County School District Data Summit: High School to College Transition (December 2010)
    • Gauging the Impact of Studying Abroad On Academic Success (October 2010)
    • What High School Curricular Experience Pathways Tell Us About College Preparation and Success (May 2010)
    • Campus Climate, Diversity and Educational Benefits (May 2010)
    • What High School Curricular Experience Tells Us About College Success (November 2009)
    • Addressing Gaps in Research On First-Year Success (October 2008)
    • The Ecology of Learning: The Impact of Classroom Features and Utilization On Student Academic Success (May 2008)
    • Applied Multilevel Analysis - An Introduction to Hierarchical Linear Modeling Using SPSS (May 2008)
    • Phi Kappa Phi - Class of 2008 Profile (April 2008)
    • Financial Aid and Student Retention (November 2007)
    • UNR Undergraduate Degree Recipients: A Ten‐Year Profile (Spring 2007)
    • Diversity and Educational Benefits: A Solid Link Or An Article of Faith? Moving Beyond Self-Reported Data AIR (October 2006)
    • Enhancing User Friendly Access. to Data for Institutional Assessment AIR (May 2006)
    • Expanding Toolsets for Prediction Analysis Using Larger Datasets With Many Variables(March 2006)
    • Do Large-Scale, State-Funded Merit Scholarship Programs Promote Access and Retention?(February 2006)
    • Financial Aid, College Access, and the Millennium Scholarship Impact (January 2006)
    • A K-16 Collaborative Approach to Meeting the Challenge of Academic Preparedness in a High Growth Environment (January 2006)
    • Impact of Proposed Admission Requirements (November 2005)
    • Measuring the Need for Remediation Among New Freshman: Reflecting on Ten Years of Data (October 2005)
    • Salary Equity Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno (August 2005)
    • The Nevada Millennium Scholarship, Part One: Impact on Student Access and Success at the State's Land-Grant University (May 2005)
    • The Nevada Millennium Scholarship, Part Two: Impact on Student Access and Success at the State's Land-Grant University (May 2005)
    • Online Data Publishing for Institutional Analysis Using SPSS Smartviewer: Presentation for Association for Institutional Research Conference (May 2005)
    • Academic Preparation of New Freshmen and the Influence of High School Attended: Update of a 2004 Study (March 2005)
    • Second-Year Dropout Risk of New Freshmen and the Influence of High School Attended: Update of a 2004 Study (March 2005)
    • Online Data Publishing for Institutional Analysis (February 2005)
    • Does High School Attended Matter when Measuring Academic Preparation of New Freshman? (November 2004)
    • Does High School Attended Matter when Measuring the Risk Propensity of Student Departure? (October 2004)
    • Measuring the Impact of Student Engagement on Freshman Retention: The Contribution of NSSE Data in Multivariate Analysis (September 2004)
    • Getting Customized Institutional Research Data to Faculty (June 2004)
    • 6 Year Graduation Rates (June 2004)
    • Measuring Determinants of Student Return vs. Dropout/Stopout vs. Transfer: A First-to-Second Year Analysis of New Freshmen (May 2004)
    • Retention Study: Executive Summary (Spring 2004) Doctoral Time-to-Degree (October 2001)
  • Data briefs
    • Key Academic Indicators of New Full-Time Freshmen by Ethnicity/Race and Parent Income (Fall 2000 - 2003 cohorts) (March 2006)
    • Doctoral Elapsed Time-to-Degree (February 2006)
    • New Freshmen Application-to-Enrollment Statistics by Ethnicity (August 2005)
    • Percentage Growth of Land Grant and Other Selected Universities from 1998 to 2003 (August 2005)
    • Retention and Graduation of Master's Students, Fall 2003 to Fall 2004 (August 2005)
    • New Freshman Retention F03 to F04 by Ethnicity and Location