Braden Hosch


Braden Hosch is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Stony Brook University where he leads all aspects of institutional research, helps shape policy and planning, and oversees institutional effectiveness efforts. Braden led adoption of a data governance structure at Stony Brook University, and chairs the University's Data Governance Council. He has also overseen the integration of institutional research and business intelligence on the campus. In addition, he has published on topics as diverse as how to create a university data strategy, the impact of big data on decision-making in higher education, the impact of motivation on student learning outcome assessment, benchmarking sources in higher education, and inconsistencies in how institutions determine student living costs.

Prior to his position at Stony Brook, Dr. Hosch served as Director of Policy & Research and Interim Director of Academic Affairs at the Connecticut Board for Higher Education, where he led accountability initiatives, helped shape policy for higher education, oversaw statewide data collections, and led higher education research operations and initiatives. Prior to this, he served as Chief Academic Officer at the Connecticut Department of Higher Education in which role he oversaw areas for finance and policy as well as academic quality assurance. He has taught and held administrative positions in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and academic affairs at Central Connecticut State University, the University of South Carolina-Aiken, and Trinity College in Washington, DC.

He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.A. degree from the University of Texas-Dallas, and a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College.