New director for institutional research named

April 8, 2011 | News, UToday
By Jon Strunk



Dr. Geoffrey Martin, UT associate professor of mathematics, has been named the new director of the Office of Institutional Research and also will serve as vice provost for academic enterprises.

University officials said Martin’s appointment as head of the office responsible for tracking and analyzing official institution information is especially important in light of UT’s upcoming accreditation site visit from the Higher Learning Commission in February 2012.

“Dr. Martin expertise in mathematics combined with his experience in various leadership roles at The University of Toledo make him an ideal fit for this position,” said Dr. William McMillen, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

“As we prepare for the Higher Learning Commission early next year, Dr. Martin will be essential to our ongoing preparation.”

Martin said he was excited to take on the new role.

“I’m looking forward to working more extensively with people across all colleges and administrative offices,” said Martin, who previously served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and then as associate dean in the former College of Arts and Sciences.

“In the current highly competitive higher education environment, a quantitative understanding of our activities is an important prerequisite for the efficient use of our resources,” he said. “All of us in Institutional Research will continue to work to give UT the advantage of our insights into the data that characterizes the academic enterprise.”

Martin replaces Dr. Bin Ning, who took a position at Eastern Michigan University last year. Sunday Griffith, who led the office in the interim, will resume her position as assistant director.

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