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The University of Alabama has ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade. UA is ranked 31st, its highest ranking ever, in the 2012 rankings.


OIRA staff members and graduate students are listed below along with their contact information. For our office location and phone and fax information, please see the Contact page.

Lorne KuffelExecutive Director
Michael R. O'Rear, Ph.DAssociate Director
Julianna ProctorAssistant Director
Leticia WorthingtonAdministrative Analyst
Ginger Bishop, EdDDirector of Institutional Effectiveness
Chris M. ColemanAssistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Vivian AbbottInstitutional Effectiveness Office Associate
Heather M. Pleasants, Ph.D.Associate Director, Institutional Effectiveness
Beverly Roskos, Ph.D.Quality Enhancement Plan Director
Pasquale J. TosyaliOffice Associate II
Holly S. KennedyInstitutional Research Specialist
Jon C. Acker, Ph.D.Coordinator for Student Assessment
Jon HolcombInstitutional Research Analyst
Alicia Weaver, Ph.D.Institutional Research Analyst Senior
Christine Kraft, Ph.D.Institutional Research Analyst
Julia S. McAdamsInstitutional Research Analyst
Bob ZuercherInstitutional Research Analyst Senior
Longfei WangInstitutional Research Analyst
Jason PhillipsWeb Resources Integration Analyst Senior
Elizabeth StanleyWeb Resources Integration Analyst
Michael FoxWeb Resources Integration Analyst