Denise Nadasen is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Data & Analytics at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities where she supports the Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA), a community of practice for the effective use of data to guide strategic planning and student success. Working collaboratively with a variety of higher education professionals, Dr. Nadasen explores data strategies that enhance the analytic capacity of universities. As part of this focus, she works with public higher education institutions to leverage institutional and national data resources to transform higher education institution.
Dr. Nadasen has over 20 years of experience in public higher education. She was staff to the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland prior to becoming the Director of Institutional Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. At UMCP she focused on institutional data, working with campus-wide constituents to deliver interactive tools, and to report applications, enrollment, completions, and faculty data. She later moved to University of Maryland University College as Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research where she provided leadership in program review, accreditation, accountability, enrollment projections, student satisfaction, academic research, institutional reporting, and data management. As part of her role at UMUC, she collaborated with institutions nationally to develop student success metrics that better reflect the changing student population. Her dissertation examined student success in online learning and how different types of institutional innovations affect retention. In addition to a Doctorate of Management, she earned a Masters’ degree in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. She is active in several professional organizations and currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Online Teaching & Learning Newsletter for AERA.