FORMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Office of Institutional Research
Shaina Harris, a first-year Japanese Studies major, worked as Student Research Assistant for the Office of Institutional Research for the 2009-2010 academic year. Shaina dealt with various tasks in the office, from smaller errands (preparing paper for recycling) to more substantial responsibilities (analyzing CIRP data for the last set of incoming first-years). Her interests involve practicing Japanese with native speakers, doing homework with her floormates on Earlham Hall 3rd floor, and spending a surprising amount of time on Facebook.
Max Shannon worked in the Office of Institutional Research during the 2008/2009 school year. Max transferred to Earlham after two years at Santa Rosa Junior College in his home town Santa Rosa, CA, and is now a Psychobiology major. Max’s interests include backpacking and hiking, playing guitar, singing with the Brimleys and playing computer games (Starcraft) in Bundy lobby. Max has dealt with a plethora of IR tasks, including interviewing first-generation college students and determining the average class size of incoming Earlham freshmen.
George Ferriell, Jr was a Psychology major who participated in ECMUN and Psychology Club. He started working in the Office of Institutional Research in the Summer of 2006. During the Summer of 2006, he conducted a survey on students who were admitted to Earlham College but chose to attend another college or university. Also, he also compiled a report that summarizes baccalaureate origins data provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. George went on to pursue a master's degree in mental health counseling at Marist College in New York.
Carlos Andres Paredes Minango (Litos) worked in the Office of Institutional Research as a Freshman. Litos is from Ecuador and is planning on majoring in International Studies or Politics. His interests include participation in Concert Choir, and the Men's Volleyball Team. He is the convenor of Sociedad de Estudiantes Latinos (SEL). He entered CIRP data from the 2005 entering Freshmen classes, and put this data in report form on the IR website. Also, he has worked on a report which compares First Generation Students to Non-First Generation students and African American students to Caucasian students. And in the summer of 2007 he interviewed alums from the classes of 1957, 1977 and 1987.
Nichole Dudley started working in the IR office in the Fall of 2003 and worked until her graduation in 2005. Her interests include participation in the Earlham barn program, and the Equestrian Team. She has entered CIRP data from the 2003 and 2004 entering Freshmen classes, and put this data in report form on the IR website. She also summarized the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. Nichole graduated in 2005 with a major in HDSR.
Gretchen Lamendola was a senior psychology major from Erie, Pennsylvania. She worked in the Institutional Research office from the fall of 2000 until spring 2003. She completed phone interviews with incoming first year students and worked on the portfolio project, alumni survey, senior survey, and focus groups. Gretchen was also the convener of Psychology club, studied abroad in London, and plans to continue her education in forensic psychology at graduate school. She graduated from Earlham in May, 2003.
Glen Upton was a senior Computer Science major from West Chester PA. He wasactively involved in multiple choirs on campus, including Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers. He started working in the IR office in the Fall of 2002 converting text documents into webpages. He also finished construction on the new online IR library. Glen graduated from Earlham in May, 2003.
Maura McDonald was a junior Psychology/HDSR major interested in social or developmental psychology. She was a Student Ambassador, convenor of Questing Catholics, and a member of the cheerleading squad. She began wroking in the IR office in February, 2002, and worked on the Web-use survey, CIRP reports, Senior Survey and the first year parent interviews.
Greta Naylor graduated from Earlham in May, 2002, with a degree in Biology. While at Earlham Greta had the oportunity to study in Kenya for a semester. She worked in the Office of Institutional Research the summer of 2002 conducting phone interviews with parents of first-year students and with students who are coming to Earlham in the fall for the first time.
Marissa Pine was a Human Development and Social Relations major and a Sociology/Anthropology minor. She worked in Institutional Research during the summer of 2002 and 2003 interviewing students who declined Earlham and the summer of 2003 interviewing confirmed students. Marissa wass a Bonner Scholar and spent much of her time tutoring and mentoring students from low-income families. She participated in an engrossing semester abroad in Bangalore, India, where she researched the connection between empowerment and the use of contraceptives in middle-class, urban women. Marissa graduated from Earlham in May 2003.
Lindsey Chappell was a double major in math and psychology from Highland, IN. Her activities included varsity basketball where she was a captain, and FCA. She started working in Institutional Research in March 2001, doing parent interviews. She worked on several other projects while in the Office of Institutional Research including the web-use survey.
Jamie Miller was an English major and Education minor from New Carlisle, IN. She was captain on the Earlham varsity basketball team, a member of FCA, and on the New Student Week Staff. Jamie started her work in the Office of Institutional Research in June, 2001, doing phone interviews of parents and incoming freshmen. She assisted in preparing a report of the findings from the phone interviews. During the 2001-2002 academic year she helped with the alumni survey mailing and the web-use survey and in the fall of 2002 she entered data from the CIRP survey. Jamie graduated from Earlham in May, 2003.
Jenny Rardon was a Psychology Major from Fillmore, IN. She was active in intramural basketball, FCA, New Student Week Staff, and Psych Club. She worked in the Office of Institutional Research assisting in various studies including a study of Earlham athletes, phone interviews of first year parents, and phone interviews of incoming freshmen. Jenny graduated from Earlham in May, 2003.
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Katie Henninger - a Psychology major - interviewed the Class of 1995 spring semester 2004.
Adam Bee - An Earlham Economics major - he interviewed confirmed and declining students the summer of 2003.
Kendall Milar - an Indiana Academy student - she interviewed confirmed students the summer of 2003.
Elise Preston - a recent Calvin College graduate - she interviewed declining students the summer of 2003.
Kyle Westerlind - a Butler University student - he interviewed confirmed students the summer of 2003.
Allison Washington-Lacey - a Richmond High School student - she interviewed declining students the summer of 2003
Alison Rickey - a Richmond resident and Hope College Senior - she interviewed incoming students the summer of 2005
Mahfuza Ahmed - an Earlham junior from Bangladesh majoring in pre-engineering - she interviewed incoming Earlham students the summer of 2005 and incoming ESR students the fall of 2005.
Reina Arai was a May 2007 Psychology graduate who remained in Richmond after graduation and interviewed alums from the classes of 1967, 1997, and 2002. She also wrote a report based on these interviews.
Created by Mary Ann Weaver
Last updated December 17, 2002