MIT Institutional Research
Office of the Provost


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.
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Kate Doria Ayn Cavicchi
Project Manager
Ayn received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Wellesley College. Prior to joining the Institutional Research Group, she worked in the MIT Anthropology Program as Research Project Manager, where she focused on qualitative research. In addition, she has worked on projects at Harvard Business School, the Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Law School, and Boston University. Outside of work Ayn has a slight obsession with all things culinary.
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Huey Chan Huey Chan
Senior Database Analyst
Huey received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science for Data Management from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining MIT Institutional Research, Huey has worked at the MIT Data Warehouse, the MIT Student Information System, and the Yale University Library System Office. Huey works for the AAUDE data warehouse and on a variety of other projects.
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Jon Daries Jon Daries
Senior Project Manager
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.
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Kate Doria Kate Doria
Senior Research Analyst
Kate received a Bachelor's degree from Bates College where she studied Psychology and Mathematics. Prior to joining MIT Institutional Research, she worked in the institutional research offices at Carleton College and Amherst College. Kate enjoys running and pottery, and she is a part-time MBA student at Boston University Questrom School of Business.
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Michael Ferguson Michael Ferguson
Senior Data Analyst
Michael received a Bachelor's degree from New College of Florida where he studied Music Composition and Theory. Prior to joining MIT Institutional Research, he has worked in Admissions, Corporate Relations, and Sponsored Programs at various institutions. Michael enjoys ultimate frisbee in the Boston area as a player, coach, and league director.
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Greg Harris Gregory Harris
Senior Project Manager
Greg joined the Institutional Research group in 2001 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.
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Sonia Liou Sonia Liou
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
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.
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Jon Schwarz Jon Schwarz
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Jon returned to the Institutional Research Group after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to IR, he has worked in the Offices of Admissions and Minority Education at MIT. Jon earned a bachelor's degree in rhetoric and political science from Wabash College, a master's degree in higher education from Harvard, and a master's and PhD in sociology with concentrations in statistics, research methods, social stratification, and education from Notre Dame.
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Abdou Seck Abdou Seck
Database Analyst
Abdou received a Bachelor's degree from Clark University where he studied Mathematics and Economics. Prior to joining MIT Institutional Research, he worked in Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Santander. Abdou works on MITx and AAUDE data warehouse projects and on a variety of analytical projects.
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Shirley Wong Shirley Wong, BS
Special Project Manager
Shirley began her MIT career in 1997 in the Institutional Research group's first home, the Planning Office. She continues to be part of the Institutional Research group today with principle duties including internal and external reporting.
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