James Goldberg is a principal in the Washington, DC law firm of Goldberg & Associates, PLLC. His practice focuses on representing trade associations, professional societies and other types of nonprofit organizations providing advice on issues such as governance, taxation and contract review and management. He is outside counsel to AACRAO. Jim received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his law degree from The George Washington University.
Shelby L. Cearley is Senior Representative-Registrar Operations at Adtalem Global Education. She has worked in international admissions and credential evaluation since the early 2000s and was also previously an instructor in Speech Communication. A graduate of the NAFSA Academy for International Education (Class IV), Shelby has presented several admissions- and credentials-related sessions at regional and national conferences and was chosen as a delegate for the 2007 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Germany. She has served as the TAICEP Vice President for Resources and Knowledge Management and was previously NAFSA RAP/admissions and International Enrollment Management liaison (2008-2010 and 2017-2018), NAFSA Academy of International Education coach (Region III 2011-13), TAICEP Secretary/Member of the Board of Directors, and a NAFSA Trainer Corps member (since 2008). She was RAP Admissions & Credentials newsletter wRAP-Up co-credentials editor from 2010-2012 and is a contributing author for the NAFSA Online Guide to Education Systems Around the World.
Juanjuan Fan, Ph.D., is a Professor of Statistics and Data Science in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and serves as a Faculty Advisor at the Analytic Studies & Institutional Research (ASIR), at San Diego State University. Her research interests include survival analysis, decision trees and random forests, and observational study data. Working with her students and collaborators, she has published many papers assessing student success studies and solving various problems in educational data mining. Professor Fan received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington.
Machine Learning Methods for Course Enrollment Prediction
Jeanne Stronach is an experienced and effective higher education leader with 20 years of experience in institutional research. Specializing in successful team-building with internal and external partners, innovative resource management and effective strategic planning. Achievements include building self-service visualizations to support data-informed decision-making as well as spearheading a cross-divisional Data Champions program to build data community and boost data literacy. Jeanne earned her B.A. at UC San Diego and her M.A. at DePaul University.
Richard A. Levine is Professor of Statistics at San Diego State University and Faculty Advisor overseeing the Statistical Modeling Group in SDSU Analytic Studies and Institutional Research. He is former Chair of the SDSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics and past Editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. He is Associate Editor for Statistics of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. Professor Levine received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University.
Martin Ieong is a Data Scientist at Revolution Medicines, where he analyzes genomic and bioinformatics data in the field of cancer research. He previously worked in the software development industry, providing technical assistance and statistical knowledge to create data science solutions. Martin received an M.S. in Statistics from San Diego State University, and a B.A. from UC San Diego in Linguistics.
Lucy Shao is a Ph.D. student in Biostatistics at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, she worked at Analytic Studies & Institutional Research at San Diego State University on student learning and institutional operation. Currently, her research focuses on causal inference and high-dimensional statistics. Lucy received an M.S. in Statistics from UC San Diego and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from UCLA.
Catherine Laing, R.N., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. Together with the dean and manager of undergraduate/graduate programs, she is responsible for enrollment targets, admissions processes, and operations within the undergraduate nursing program. Dr. Laing has an extensive background in clinical, educational, and administrative areas in healthcare, and has focused her research program in the areas of pediatric oncology, social return on investment, and innovative healthcare delivery approaches. She is active at the local, national, and international levels of pediatric oncology nursing and nursing administration.
A Lottery-Based Admissions Process for Faculties of Nursing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Sandra Davidson, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. In this role she is responsible for administrative leadership and operational oversight of this research-intensive faculty of nursing. Over her 25-year career in nursing, she has served in a wide range of academic and practice environments that span private, for-profit; public, not-for profit, and both large and small public universities in Canada and the United States. She is widely regarded as a thought leader and scholar in the areas of healthcare education, innovation, and leadership. Her program of research is focused on educational innovations and health systems transformation in older adult care and chronic disease care.
Carrie MacKay, M.B.A., is the Manager of Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. In collaboration with the Associate Deans and Dean, she manages the operational aspects of the program, including program advising, enrollment targets, admissions, recruitment, and program progression as well as completion for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Her background includes extensive experience in the Office of the Registrar and strategic enrollment management.
Kim Morton, Ed.D., is Director of Transfer Recruitment and Retention at Appalachian State University. She has a B. A. in management form Gettysburg College, a master of education in student affairs in higher education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate of education in educational studies form the University of Nebraska.
Creating a Strategic Plan for the Transfer Student Experience
Kelly C. McCallister is Associate Dean of University Libraries/Associate Professor at Appalachian State University. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Mississippi State University, an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is working on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University.
Thomas E. Miller is the Executive Advisor for Student Success at the Tampa Campus of the University of South Florida. He is also an associate professor in the College of Education at the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and master and doctoral degrees from Indiana University. He received the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean from NASPA in 2002, was chosen as a Pillar of the Profession in 2004, and received the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member in 2015.
A Case Study of an Institution Continuing to Advance Student Success, the University of South Florida
Casey Bullock, Ph.D., is an Enrollment Services Executive Director and University Registrar at Weber State University and an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters of Education program. Previous to his roles in the Office of the Registrar, he was the Transfer Coordinator in the Office of Admissions at Weber State University. Dr. Bullock has collaborated with higher education professionals as chair of the Utah Transfer Articulation Committee and is currently serving on Utah Board of Higher Education Transfer Articulation Council and Prior Learning Assessment Committee. He received his A.S. degree from Dixie State University; a B.S. degree from Utah State University in Business, Psychology, and Communications; and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah.
Understanding the Complexities of the Transfer Function
Paul Napleton is head of digital & marketing automation at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. He is responsible for digital marketing strategy, tools and platforms, as well as website optimisation and best practice. This includes maximising CRM opportunities for dynamic, personalised touchpoints — building a 360-degree view of audiences by unleashing the power of data. Paul is relatively new to the higher education sector, having recently moved at the start of 2021. He has previously worked for several leading brands in financial services and in digital, innovation and content marketing positions.
Sarah Cox is the Head of Data, Systems and Applicant Engagement within Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing at the University of East Anglia in the UK. Member of the Salesforce Higher Education Advisory Council for EMEA and with 16 years of experience in Higher Education, she strives to implement technology to support staff and processes effectiveness whilst delivering excellent data-informed learner experiences.