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Main Telephone:   303-315-2840

Email Address:      IR@UCDenver.edu

Street Address:    1380 Lawrence St., Ste #1006
                               Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 173364
                               Campus Box 151
                               Denver, CO 80217-3364

IR Staff:

Mindy Baker, Senior Research Coordinator
303/315-2839

Mindy is the data request point person for the department. She provides student and course level data for external and internal requests including IPEDS enrollment and annual program review and coordinates completion of campus enrollment reports.


Dave Deffenbacher, Director
303/315-2836

Dave provides technical and content expertise, reporting, and analysis of institutional data to internal and external audiences, with a particular focus on student and course data and state data reporting systems. He also represents the office on a number of committees and provides guidance to the university and other CU campuses regarding the recent CU student information system replacement.


Hailey DeMarr, Research Coordinator
303/315-2840

Hailey serves as one of IR’s main points of contact for requests and provides additional support to IR staff with their reporting needs through data research, report coordination and data entry. She also updates and manages the college guidebook process, including collecting, analyzing, and creating reports to complete external guidebook surveys. In addition to these duties, Hailey provides support of IR survey activities in coordination with other staff members and manages the IR file archiving project.


Paula Dickson, Associate Director
303/315-2833

​Paula provides reporting and analysis of institutional data to internal and external audiences. She focuses on annual and term-based reports for admissions, enrollment and course-related data including graduation and retention rate analysis, SURDS and various ad hoc student and course reports. Paula also serves as backup for IPEDS enrollment and degree reporting.


Jeff Finch, Senior Systems Analyst
303/315-5831

As the department’s database and web technology analyst, Jeff coordinates and supports dataflow into OIRE’s central data warehouse, maintenance of internal and web-based applications, and publication of datasets to OIRE’s website and other analytical toolkits.


Marlon Chapman, Systems Analyst
303/315-2838

Marlon provides support for OIRE’s website and database systems, as well as maintenance of the internal, intranet and internet applications. In addition, he provides Technical and Local Area Network support internally for OIRE.


Bill Lind, Research Coordinator
303/315-2831

Bill works with faculty and staff data including reports for public and private data collection organizations, internal survey analyses and ad hoc faculty and staff reports.


Nathan Schwab, Senior Research Coordinator
303/315-2828

Nathan works with faculty and staff data and is responsible for the Affirmative Action data analyses, faculty and staff IPEDS reporting, and a number of salary survey reports. In addition, he performs miscellaneous and ad-hoc analyses related to faculty and staff information.


Amanda Spears, Research Coordinator
303/315-2834

Amanda provides student level data for internal and external requests. She coordinates university data submission for the VSA and CU System-wide reports such as the Diversity Report and Performance Contract. Amanda also does reporting for some college guidebooks such as US News & World Report and Peterson's Undergraduate Survey.


Christine Stroup-Benham, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor
303/315-2835

Dr. Stroup-Benham is a member of variety of campus, System, and other committees as a content expert as well as a resource. She provides expertise regarding accreditation, strategic planning, measurement and assessment, student retention and graduation measures/analyses, student (ISIS) and HR (PeopleSoft) systems, cross-functional and trend data/analyses, etc. Additionally, she performs institutional/educational analyses and research and develops reports for internal and external customers.

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