MIT Institutional Research
Office of the Provost
  Staff

 

Lydia Snover Lydia Snover
Director of Institutional Research
Lydia received a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and an MBA from Boston University. She established the Institutional Research group at MIT in 1986; previous to that she was an administrative officer in the Department of Psychology and Applied Biological Sciences. Lydia has presented at many conferences during her 25 years in Institutional Research and has served as Chair of the Association of American Universities Data Exchange.
617.253.5838 - lsnover@mit.edu

Jon Daries Jon Daries
Senior Research Analyst
Jon received a Bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to working in the Institutional Research group, he worked in law school career planning, in the accounting office of a university IT department, and as an English teacher in Japanese elementary and middle schools.
617.324.4810 - daries@mit.edu

Mark Hansen Mark Hansen
Database Analyst
Mark received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Boston University and a Master's in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining MIT Institutional Research, Mark worked for Harvard University's Office of Institutional Research and for Residence Life Offices at various institutions. Mark works for the AAUDE data warehouse and on a variety of analytical projects.
617.253.5809 - mfhansen@mit.edu

Greg Harris Gregory Harris
Senior Project Manager
Greg joined the Institutional Research group in 2002 as a graduate student intern and became staff the following year. In 2010 he earned his doctorate in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from New College of Florida. Greg works on a variety of analytical projects, many involving survey data.
617.253.0038 - harrisgr@mit.edu

Sonia Liou Sonia Liou
Senior Research Analyst
Sonia earned a Bachelor's degree in computer information science at Ohio State University. She has worked as a research analyst in the School of Graduate and Continuing Education at Bridgewater State University and for the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University (Ohio). Sonia's work in the Institutional Research group focuses on faculty and graduate admissions data.
617.258.5877 - sliou@mit.edu

Jag Jagruti "Jag" Patel
Associate Director of Institutional Research
Jag received her S.B. in management from MIT, and has been part of Institutional Research since 2007, after holding a number of roles in MIT's IT department. Jag manages the administration of web surveys for MIT and a number of peer schools with whom MIT collaborates. Jag has a special interest in student life as an alumna; she served as a dormitory housemaster for a year and assists with the MIT Housing Lotteries.
617.253.8167 - jag@mit.edu

Jag Daniel Seaton
Data Analyst
Daniel Seaton received his B.Sc. in Physics from Auburn University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Georgia. His graduate work explored properties of polymer systems using Monte Carlo simulation methods. Daniel also focused on instruction at UGA, teaching introductory physics courses and even developing a freshman seminar based around Nintendo's Wii console. His teaching experience and computational training led him to a postdoc in the RELATE physics education group at MIT, studying learning behavior in online environment. His work in online learning was followed by a postdoc in the Office of Digital Learning, culminating in a number of working papers and visualization tools aimed at HarvardX and MITx open online courses. In joining IR in 2014, Danielís primary role has involved analyzing and curating data from MITx courses. 617.258.5876 - dseaton@mit.edu

Shirley Wong Shirley Wong, BS
Special Project Administrator
Shirley began her MIT career in 1997 in the Institutional Research group's first home, the Planning Office. Her chief duties there were to keep the office running with coffee and ice cream from Toscanini's. She continues to be part of the Institutional Research group today, only now her responsibilities include requests for the Federal government and college guidebooks such as U.S. News & World Report and College Board.
617.258.5876 - shirleywong@mit.edu

Joseph Seering Joseph Seering
Joseph recently graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies, and is spending the year with MIT IR learning real-people things. His interests include language processing, efficacy, and gender and equity issues. Joseph spends most of his time working with survey data and learning new analysis techniques.
jseering@mit.edu

Gregory MacDonough Gregory MacDonough
Greg is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst’s Commonwealth Honors College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy. His previous work experience includes interning in the Massachusetts State House for Representative Tom Sannicandro of Ashland, the Chairman of the Committee on Higher Education, and for Representative Carl Sciortino of Somerville.
gregmac@mit.edu