Lindsey Back, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst
Institutional Research and Assessment
Lindsey Back joined the Office of Institutional Research in January 2016 as a Senior Analyst. Lindsey brings with her 7 years’ experience in higher education research at DePaul University, where she served as the Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program within the Center for Access and Attainment. She was responsible for coordinating and evaluating student services and outcomes, as well as university and federal reporting. As a Senior Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, she will be managing the administration of annual alumni surveys, the biennial NSSE survey, and in-house surveys of internal constituents, as well as state reporting.

2014  DePaul University, Chicago IL
           Doctor of Philosophy, Community Psycholory

2010  DePaul Universilty, Chicago, IL
           Master of Arts, Community Psychology with distinction

2008   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
             Bachelor of Arts, Honors Program
             Concentrations:  Psychology, Political Science



Lindsey's research focuses on access and empowerment in higher education, specifically for students from underrepresented groups.

Awards and Honors:
2014      DePaul University Enrollment Management & Marketing Staff Recognition Award
2012      Society for Community Research and Action-Midwest Psychological Association Student Poster Award
2011-12 Graduate Rsearch Funding Grant Recipient
2009      Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship Grant Recipient

Additional Information

Doctoral Dissertation:  Empowerment of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority College Students in the United States: Developing and Testing the College Student Empowerment Scales for Racial/Ethnic Minorities.

Master's Thesis:  Language Use in Reference to Students with Disabilities: People-First, Disability-Implicit, and Disability-First Language in a School Setting.

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.