IR@EHE serves as the single-point-of-contact for all institutional research needs of the College. We apply analytical tools to develop dashboards, reports, and white papers to guide decisions that impact the College’s mission and goals. The key functions of IR@EHE include:
- Identifying information needs
- Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting institutional data
- Supporting evaluation and accreditation activities
- Providing training to build the capacity of EHE information producers, users, and consumers of data
The IR@EHE office is located in Room 350, Campbell Hall, at 1787 Neil Ave, across from Mirror Lake.
Beverly Vandiver, Ph.D.
Director of QMC
Interim Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Beverly is one of the most prominent scholars in her field. Her research interests include culturally appropriate measurement, scale development and validation; race and gender identity development and multicultural theory, most notably on Black racial identity. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology and holds fellow status in three divisions of the American Psychological Association: the Society for Counseling Psychology; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; and the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The latter gave her its 2017 Distinguished Career-Contributions to Research Award. Beverly also has chaired the association’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment and served as its liaison to the official U.S. source for evaluation standards, the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.
Beverly has published and presented widely. She is the lead author and developer of the Cross Racial Identity Scale, identified as a best practice in scale development. Recently, as a Buros-Spencer Scholar with the Buros Center for Testing, she consulted in creating its online Socio-Emotional Learning Assessment Technical Guidebook for selecting assessments for K-12 students. She has served on editorial boards for numerous journals, most recently the Journal of Counseling and Development.
Before arriving to OSU and QMC, Beverly was a professor in the Department of Counselor Psychology and Counselor Education at Western Michigan University. Prior to that, she was also an associate professor of education specializing in counseling and school psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. While there, she also directed the Africana Research Center.
Andy Zircher, M.A.
Institutional Research Manager
As an undergraduate at Ohio State Lima, Andy found his interest for work in higher education. After completing an M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Wright State University, he started his career as an academic advisor at OSU in 2004 and came to the College of Education and Human Ecology in 2007. Bringing years of experience in data acquisition and analysis, in 2019 Andy became the Institutional Research Manager in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration.
Graduate Research Associate
Yvonne (Yihui) Gong is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Science program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in communication and Master of Sciences in Human Development and Family Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her current research focuses on the role of parents, such as parental physiological (e.g., Respiratory sinus arrhythmia) and psychological (e.g., depression) characteristics, in young children’s socioemotional development. She primarily uses longitudinal methods in her research.