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 Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group
Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group
     110 21st Ave. South, Suite 805
     Baker Building
     Nashville, TN 37203
     (615) 343-DATA (343-3282)

Mailing Address: 
     PMB 407832
     2301 Vanderbilt Place
     Nashville, TN 37240-7832

(615) 343-2746
 Research and Analytics  Data Governance, Reporting and Warehousing

Senior Associate Director
(615) 343-2717

Richard J. Iannelli, Ph.D., is the Interim Director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group, and the Senior Associate Director of Research and Analytics. Richard came to Vanderbilt in 1998 to attend the Vanderbilt/VAMC Medical Center professional psychology internship. Following this, he worked as a staff psychologist at the Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center. In 2001 he moved into the Office of Special Projects within the Provost’s Office, and this office became the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group (VIRG). Within VIRG, Richard has worked on all aspects of empirical decisions support, survey research, accreditation, enrollment management, modeling, and predictive analytics. Richard earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, MA in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, and his bachelor degree from the University of Mississippi.

Victoria Robson, Ph.D.
Associate Director
(615) 343-0010

Victoria Robson earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2007. While at Virginia Tech, Victoria worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of Academic Assessment. She joined the VIRG team in August 2007. Since her arrival, Victoria has been involved in several projects for Enrollment Management with a focus on analytics for financial aid and undergraduate admissions.

Carolyn Breda, Ph.D.
Senior Institutional Research Analyst
(615) 343-8723

Carolyn Breda earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. Her past professional experience largely involved federal- and state-funded evaluation services research in the areas of education, mental health, and juvenile justice. Carolyn also co-developed a measurement and feedback system, Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS), designed to promote program improvement and organizational learning. Carolyn has recently joined the Research Analytics side of VIRG as a Senior Research Analyst. Her work will focus initially on Graduate and Professional research and faculty research, with other areas to be determined.

Danielle Marganoff
Institutional Research Analyst
(615) 322-6089

Danielle Marganoff earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. While a graduate student, Danielle served as a graduate assistant for both the Peabody Office of Graduate Admissions and VIRG. Prior to entering Peabody, her professional experiences include work as an undergraduate admissions counselor, and in publishing. Danielle will be working with undergraduate analytics, undergraduate surveys, and post-baccalaureate outcomes.

Linda Forceno
Associate Institutional Research Analyst
(615) 343-3282

Linda Forceno joined the VIRG team in 2008 after more than 20 years of executive administrative experience in the non-profit world of the YMCA, as well as a brief stint of self-employment as the owner of a local restaurant/wine bar. Linda works on external surveys such as US News and is our main contact person for guidebooks and agencies requesting Vanderbilt data. She also provides support for the SACS Quality Enhancement Plan assessment project and assists the team with the Vanderbilt Visions program assessment as well as providing essential data entry, formatting and review.

Director, Institutional Data Governance
(615) 875-3133

Daniel Kirby is the Director of Institutional Data Governance. Daniel began his career at Vanderbilt in 2012 as the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) manager responsible for systems implementations and data reporting functions. He received his bachelor degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University. Previous to Vanderbilt he was the Director of Information Systems at CGS Administrators, LLC. He has worked with executive leadership teams, large-scale healthcare administration systems, business acquisitions and divestitures, and multiple information systems and business processes transitions. Daniel leads the Institutional Data Governance effort for Vanderbilt University, chairing both the Data Standards & Reporting and the Data Architecture committees.

Senior Assistant Director, Business Intelligence
(615) 322-3923

Don earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt in 1995, Don served as a Systems Analyst for the Federal Reserve System. Don began his career at Vanderbilt in Management Information Systems, where he spent eleven years. In 2006, he moved to the Office of the University Registrar, where he served for six years as the Technical Lead for the Systems Design and Support Services Team. In 2012, Don joined VIRG as the Senior Assistant Director of Business Intelligence. In this role, Don is responsible for organizing and performing a variety of tasks related to strategic planning and reporting.

Business Intelligence Analyst
(615) 343-6703

Sruthi received her bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2010. Previously, she worked as a Business Objects Developer/Consultant for clients like Wells Fargo and Emptoris. Sruthi joined the VIRG team in 2012 as a Business Intelligence Analyst and currently does reporting related to Undergraduate Admissions and Student Records.

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
(615) 322-7431

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin in May of 2013. Before coming to Vanderbilt, he worked as a web developer for an education company, developing and maintaining web modules for online master’s degree and police academy students. He joined VIRG in September 2013 as a Business Intelligence Analyst.

Business Intelligence Analyst
(615) 322-3812

Jason earned his bachelor's degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida in December of 2012. Previous to Vanderbilt, he worked as a Reporting Analyst for a sales company in the Nashville area. He joined VIRG in December 2015 as an Associate Business Intelligence Analyst.

Business Intelligence Analyst
(615) 875-8462

Alex earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Belmont University in May of 2018. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Alex worked as a Report Developer for Belmont University and joined VIRG in October 2018 as an Associate Business Intelligence Analyst.

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