About IEPR


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research strives to facilitate the integration of assessment, planning, and institutional research to encourage continuous assessment and improvement of the University's academic programs and administrative services.


The goals of the IEPR Office include the following.

  • Provide leadership and coordination for the University's institutional effectiveness activities.
  • Provide leadership to the University's strategic planning process.
  • Coordinate the University's performance funding program.
  • Assist academic and administrative departments in planning appropriate assessment and evaluation measurements.
  • Analyze and disseminate information about the University in support of institutional decision-making, planning, and reporting.
  • Assist in preparations and responses to SACSCOC related to the reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • Assist campus departments in the design of survey instruments.
  • Fulfill other initiatives as assigned by the University Provost. 


Chris Brewer, Assistant Vice Provost
Contact for Program Reviews, Research Studies, Dashboards, Data Requests, and other general questions or concerns
Phone: (615) 898-5197
Email: Chris.Brewer@mtsu.edu

Sylvia Collins, Director of Data Management & Institutional Research
Phone: (615) 494-8670
Email: Sylvia.Collins@mtsu.edu

Linda Jordan, Director of Administrative Systems Support
Contact for Faculty Workload and Faculty Data
Phone: (615) 904-8161
Email: Linda.Jordan@mtsu.edu

Lisa Bass, Data Management Specialist
Contact for TK20 CampusWide
Phone: (615) 494-8656
Email: Lisa.Bass@mtsu.edu

Carla Galford, Senior Research Analyst
Phone: (615) 904-8271
Email: Carla.Galford@mtsu.edu

Melissa A. Hall, Research Analyst 2
Phone: (615) 898-5820
Email: Melissa.Hall@mtsu.edu

Angela Harris-Huell, Research Analyst 2
Phone: (615) 494-8890
Email: Angela.Harris-Huell@mtsu.edu

Patricia Mayes, Secretary III
Phone: (615) 494-8803
Email: Patricia.Mayes@mtsu.edu

Pudjiati Sutarso, I.E. Coordinator

Contact for Senior Exit Exams (General Education and Major field Tests)
Phone: (615) 898-5070
Email: Pudji.Sutarso@mtsu.edu