Institutional Research Staff
Pamela Borkowski-Valentin, Data and Reporting Officer
Pamela has a BA in Sociology, and Master's degrees in Social Service and Law and Social Policy. Most recently she worked for five years as a Research Analyst in the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Institutional Research office. Pamela's understanding of the challenges facing college students is informed through her background in social work, and internship experience at the Bryn Mawr Civic Engagement Office. She joins Swarthmore in 2013, and as IR's Data and Reporting Officer Pamela is responsible for creating and managing primary IR datasets, and using this data to meet both internal and external informational needs.
Office: 257-West Parrish Hall
Jason Martin, Institutional Research Associate
Jason recently completed a PhD in Sociology, with his dissertation "Marketization in the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector: An Organizational Analysis." Before coming to Swarthmore in 2013, he worked for six years as a Research Analyst for the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP), conducting both quantitative and qualitative research studies that examined how region-based factors such as education and economy relate to the activities of non-profit organizations. Jason's role as Institutional Research Associate will be to bring his social science expertise to focus on special issues and more in-depth research projects.
Office: 253-West Parrish Hall
Robin Huntington Shores, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Robin has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. She has worked in Institutional Research in a variety of settings since 1987, and came to Swarthmore in 1999, establishing its first Institutional Research office. As Director Robin is responsible for executing a comprehensive program of institutional research, providing information and research to inform planning, decision-making, and institutional effectiveness efforts at the College. Working with the Provost's Office, she provides guidance and leadership with regard to assessment of student learning, and also is the liaison with President's Staff members regarding assessment in other areas..
Office: 259-West Parrish Hall