Meet Our Team

The Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics team is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Provost's Institutional Research team and Information Technology Services’ Advanced Analytics team. Together, we support strategic decisions and initiatives at the University of Kentucky. We do this by studying past trends, completing detailed analyses, delivering interactive data visualizations and dashboards, and providing official institutional data to external stakeholders.

 

Craig Rudick, Ph.D.

Craig Rudick, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Institutional Research
AND Lead Data Scientist

Craig Rudick accepted the role of Executive Director of Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist in 2016, and has worked on the University's Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics team since 2013.

Craig earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Case Western Reserve University in 2011, and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) conducting research on the structure and evolution of galaxies in the universe.

Mary Kathryn Starkey

Mary Kathryn Starkey
Advanced Analytics Team Lead
 

Mary Kathryn Starkey has served as the Advanced Analytics Team Lead within the University of Kentucky's Information Technology Services (ITS) department since 2013. She has been involved with business intelligence and analytical reporting for more than a decade in various capacities, and has spent the majority of that time in the area of higher education.

Mary Kathryn earned her bachelor's in computer science from DePauw University in 2004.

 


Shelby Albers
Analytics Project Specialist

Bob Alexander
Business Analytics Developer

Nick Brooks
Business Analytics Developer

Jayna Cheesman, MPA
Business Analytics Developer

Jason Chen, Ph.D.
Data Scientist

Yan Chen, MS
Business Analytics Developer

Debra Claunch
Business Analytics Developer

Alex Dixon
Business Data Analyst

Sandy Dwinnells
Business Analytics Developer

Louise Hensley
Business Analytics Developer

Heidi Hiemstra, Ph.D.
Business Data Analyst

Virginia Lacefield, MSLS
Enterprise Architect

Chandini Lakanagam Jagannathachar, MS
Business Analytics Developer

Adam Lindstrom, MS
Data Scientist

Diane Skoll
Business Analytics Developer

Kathy Tharp
Business Data Analyst

Chris Thuringer, Ph.D.
Business Data Analyst

Carol Yu
Business Analytics Developer