Blase Masini, Ph.D.
Blase
E.
Masini
PhD
Executive Director
Institutional Research and Assessment
Expertise
Dr. Masini has accrued 15 years of experience as a social scientist, ranging from K-12 education research, market research, and health research and administration.
Education

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 1998
M.A., Developmental Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 1996
M.S., Community Development, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
B.S., Fine Arts, Illinois State University, 1982

Background

Dr. Masini joined the IR team January, 2009. He earned his doctorate in developmental psychology at Loyola University Chicago and has accrued 15 years of experience as a social scientist, ranging from K-12 education research, market research, and health research and administration. At NEIU he oversees the reporting and surveying operations, works with administrators and faculty to develop procedures to evaluate institutional effectiveness, and collaborates with the faculty assessment specialist on program level assessment of student learning.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
M-F; 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Edward E. Schaefer
Edward
E
Schaefer
Senior University Analytics Developer
Institutional Research and Assessment
Expertise
OS/Servers: Windows95/98/ME/2000/XP, Windows NT4.0/2000/2003, Internet Information Server 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 Database Servers: SQL Server 7.0/2000/2005/2008 (including SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS), Oracle 9i/10g/11g Software: Informatica PowerCenter 7, Cognos DataManager 8.3/8.4.1, Tableau, SPSS, SAS, MS SharePoint Services, Information Builders (WebFOCUS, InfoAssist, Visual Discovery, Report Manager, Report Caster), MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), FoxPro, MS Visio, Crystal Reports, Qualtrics, Erwin Programming: SQL, T-SQL, PL/
Education

Masters of Information Systems (Data Warehousing/Mining), DePaul University (June, 2009)
Bachelors of Science, Psychology, Loyola University Chicago (June, 1996)

Background

Ed Schaefer joined the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as ODS/EDW Functional Administrator in February 2013, bringing with him 16 years in higher education and 7 years developing data warehouse and business intelligence solutions and developing common data standards. Ed has worked with numerous divisions within higher education including admissions, financial aid, enrollment management, research, human resources, alumni relations, and student finances. Ed applies this knowledge to build-out the ODS and EDW at NEIU to empower users in IR and throughout the university to meet their analytic and reporting needs. Ed holds a Masters in Information Systems from DePaul University.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
M-F, 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Devlin Hyna
Devlin
Hyna
Senior University Analytics Developer
Institutional Research and Assessment
Expertise
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence/Analytics, Data Modeling & ETL, Business Process Analysis, Programming (PL/SQL, Java, C++, shell scripting)
Education

M.S., Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 2010
M.A., Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006
B.S., Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 2000

Background

Devlin joined the NEIU community in the summer of 1998 as a transfer student to complete his undergraduate studies.  Since graduating in 2000 he has continued with his graduate studies, worked in various IT roles, and has been teaching part-time in the Computer Science department.  Currently Devlin is an MBA candidate and recently transferred from Technology Services to Institutional Research and Assessment to focus on building out the business intelligence and analytics capabilities available for the university community.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St.Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Yuzhou (Joy) Sun smiles into the camera.
Yuzhou (Joy)
Sun
Student Retention Data Analyst
Institutional Research and Assessment
Expertise
Data analysis, student retention and numerous other computation math and fuel cell related computational analysis and programming skills.
Education

Ph.D. Computational Mathematics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

B.S. Applied Mathematics, Shandong University, China. 

Background

Dr. Sun joined the IR team September, 2018. She earned her doctorate in computational mathematics at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining NEIU, she worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a researcher focusing on Lithium batteries and then at NowSecure Inc. as a research scientist focusing on mobile app security. She has received Department of Defense grant and published in several research journals. She has now transferred her interest to assisting student success and improving institutional retention rate.

Phone
Office Hours
M-F; 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Susan Ryan
Susan
P
Ryan
Senior Research Analyst
Institutional Research and Assessment
Expertise
University Cost Study, SPSS, SAS.
Education

Ph.D., Educational Policy, University of Chicago

M.A., Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University

B.S., Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Background

Susan joined the Institutional Research staff in September 2018 having worked previously for many years at the Chicago Public Schools where she oversaw the admission process for magnet, selective enrollment and International Baccalaureate schools. More recently, she worked at the University of Chicago researching the effects of ninth grade intervention efforts to bolster graduation rates. Susan’s research interests include educational equity, literacy and social and human capital in schools.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
M-F, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Raymond Fuller
Raymond
Fuller
Data Specialist
Institutional Research and Assessment
Education

B.S. Mathematics, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S. Mathematics, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Background

Before coming to NEIU, Ray Fuller was a professor of mathematics at Harold Washington College in Chicago, one of the City Colleges of Chicago.

C 511
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in room C 511.