Institutional Effectiveness & Analysis Team

The FAU Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis is composed of the group of professionals with many years of experience in the field. The IEA team offices are located in Behavioral Science Building BS-12 on the 3rd floor at the FAU Boca Raton campus. line Phone: 561-297-2665
Fax: 561-297-2590
Email: iea@fau.edu

Dr. Ying Liu     

Dr. Ying Liu

   

Assistant Provost
Phone: 561-297-2719

E-mail: yingliu@fau.edu

 

 

 

Short Biography

Ying joined FAU-IEA in March, 2018. Prior to joining FAU, he was the Director of Institutional Research at University of Toledo. He has also worked at University of Pittsburgh, University of Toronto, and McMaster University. Dr. Liu earned his PhD in Psychology from Beijing Normal University and his Master degree in Statistics from University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Liu’s research has been focusing on measuring student outcomes with advanced statistical models, as well as the cognitive processes involved in learning.


Zhiyuan Ma (ZMa)  

Zhiyuan Ma (ZMa)

        

Associate Director
Phone: 561-297-4196
E-mail:   zma@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Zhiyuan (ZMa) joined FAU-IEA in July, 2014, as a programmer/systems Analyst, and quickly advanced to a Program Manager/Technical Lead, she served as the Interim Director for 8 months, before being promoted to Associate Director in April 2018. She is responsible for administering and managing databases, SAS Visual Analytics and other systems used for reporting and analysis by IEA and assists the Institutional Data Administrator to ensure the accuracy of over 50 file submissions to the state. Writes complex programming code and reviews SQL codes done by others. Zhiyuan received her master’s degree in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).


John Cahill   

John Cahill

   

Senior Research Analyst
Phone: 561-297-0244
E-mail: jcahill@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

John joined FAU-IEA in September, 2002, as a Senior Research Analyst and has been active in institutional research for the past 15 years. John came to FAU from Barry University where he worked in the Office of Institutional Research. Prior to FAU, John worked as a research analyst in the Health Policy Resources Center’s Survey Center of the American Dental Association from 1998 to 2001. John has lead workshops on design & administration of web-based surveys at regional and national institutional research conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences from Illinois State University and his master’s degree in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.


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Margaret A. Goodlin

   

Programmer/Systems Analyst
Phone: 561-297-4947
E-mail: mgoodlin@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Maggie joined FAU-IEA in October, 2014, as a programmer/systems analyst. She has worked on editing Web Pages, IPEDS, FAIR, FLDOE-SFAR, ETL, Interactive Tool, and many Banner data requests. Prior to FAU, Maggie worked at WVU as a programmer/data manager and has 25 years experience with data collection in the manufacturing world. She has 2 A.A.S in Applications & Database Management from Westmoreland Co. Community College in PA, a B.S. in Information Technologies, a M.S. in Information Systems from University of Phoenix~Online, and a M.S. of Online Teaching from Wilkes University in PA.


Benjamin Silva  

Benjamin Silva    

   

Senior Statistical Analyst
Phone: 561-297-2727
E-mail: silvab@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Ben joined FAU-IEA in July, 2015 as the Coordinator of Statistical Research as has since been promoted to Sr. Statistical Analyst with a specific emphasis on predictive modeling and forecasting student enrollment, academic success, retention and graduation. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Florida International University and got his start in education as a Miami-Dade County mathematics teacher. Ben earned his M.S. in Statistics from Florida State University while teaching statistics as an adjunct instructor at Tallahassee Community College. 


Howard Hamilton  

Howard Hamilton

   

Programmer/Systems Analyst
Phone: 561-297-2718
E-mail: hhamilton@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Howard joined FAU-IEA in June, 2016, as a programmer/systems analyst. He works with the Performance Funding Metrics. Prior to FAU, Howard has worked with private and public organizations in Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands leading IS/IT initiatives in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transport, and Statistics. He taught IS and IT courses at the University College of the Caribbean (Kingston, Jamaica), Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida), and ECPI University (Newport News, Virginia). Howard has earned his BSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics (double major), an MSc. in Computer-based Management Information Systems, and Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Jeremy Hoyt          

Jeremy Hoyt

          

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 561-297-2665
E-mail: jhoyt8@fau.edu



 

Short Biography

Jeremy joined FAU-IEA in August 2018. Prior to working at IEA, he worked at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. While at FAU Jeremy has earned a Bachelor of Public Management and a Master of Public Administration.


Shannon Tynan

Shannon Tynan

   

Business Intelligence Analyst
Phone: 561-297-3156
E-mail: stynan2015@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Shannon joined the FAU-IEA team in June of 2019. Shannon earned a Master of Science in Information Technology, the Big Data Analytics Certificate, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics at Florida Atlantic University. While completing her masters, Shannon worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Information Technology & Operations Management Office at FAU.

 


Roopa Ramesh Desai

Roopa Ramesh Desai

   

Statistical Analyst
Phone: 561-297-4751
E-mail: desair@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Roopa joined FAU-IEA in July 2019, after earning her MSIS at the The University of Texas at Arlington. While studying at UTA she was a GTA in the College of Business and has earned many Certifications on LinkedIn, Udemy, DataCamp, Google and Open University.


Maite Trujillo Vega

 

Maite Vega

 

 

Systems Analyst
Phone: 561-297-2665
E-mail: mvegatrujillo@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Maite joined FAU-IEA in August, 2013 as a programmer/systems analyst. She has worked on several projects such as the Title III grant program, Common Data Set, Quick Facts, NCAA surveys, US News surveys, IPEDS, dashboards using SAS Visual Analytics, the BOG Accountability report, and data requests from the Colleges. Prior to FAU, Maite worked for 10 years as a systems analyst in the central OIT department of Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering in 1994 from the Technical University of Havana (CUJAE), Cuba.


Shahryar Sayadian  

Shahryar Sayadian  

   

Graduate Student Assistant Research Analyst
Phone: 561-297-2665
E-mail: ssayadian2014@fau.edu

 

Short Biography

Shahryar joined FAU-IEA in March 2019. While at FAU Shahryar has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management.




 Last Modified 8/2/19