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Trish WhitePatricia M. White

Assistant Provost, Assessment and Institutional Research
M.S. Computer Science
B.S. Computer Science | (615) 460-6524
Location: Barbara Massey Hall 233

Patricia came to Belmont in the fall of 2013 as the Director of Business Intelligence and Data Management.  In this role she was responsible for beginning a data governance program and organizing business intelligence and reporting.  Patricia was named Assistant Provost of Assessment and Institutional Research in the fall of 2017 and leads the office in providing decision support to the university and oversees the university data warehouse.

mary lucus

Mary Lucus
Director of Institutional Research
M.Ed. Education
B.A. Psychology | (615) 460-5721
Location: Barbara Massey Hall 225

Mary came to Belmont in 2012 as the Director of Institutional Research. Mary ensures the University has the data necessary to meet the reporting demands of external agencies and senior leadership. This includes statistical reports and analyses related to trends in university resources, enrollment, financial aid, faculty and other areas as required for decision support.

carol smith walter

Carol Smith Walter
Director of Academic Assessment
M.A. Religious Education
B.A. Christian Education | (615) 460-6148
Location: Barbara Massey Hall 241

Carol came to Belmont in the fall of 2005 as the coordinator for Conversations@Belmont, a program designed to connect Belmont faculty to high school faculty in similar disciplines throughout middle Tennessee. In this role she facilitated conversations meant to fill in the gap between high school preparation of students and higher education’s expectations of students. In 2007 her work focused more specifically on academic assessment within higher education. Carol works with faculty and staff across the university to document and facilitate the thoughtful process given to student learning and the ongoing refinement of curriculum to better that process.

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Business Intelligence Solutions Developer
B.S. Computer Science | (615) 460-6535
Location: Barbara Massey Hall 227

Patrick first started at Belmont in January of 2016 as a student worker in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research. In fall of 2017, he began his current full-time position as a Business Intelligence Solutions Developer. Patrick works to ensure clean, reliable, and consistent data are given to the people who need it. He creates dashboards and reports and as part of the university data governance committee, collaborates with other departments around campus to help improve and automate their manual processes.

Brian-Joy-Headshot.jpgBrian Joy
Institutional Research Analyst
M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
B.A. Political Science | (615) 460-6919
Location: Barbara Massey Hall 226

Brian began at Belmont in the summer of 2017. His work focuses on providing data analysis and insight in support of decision-makers across campus. In addition, he manages the university-wide student survey programs and provides support for the Qualtrics survey platform. Through his work, Brian provides accurate and useful analysis to further the university’s mission and goals.