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Jessica received her A.B. in psychology from Dartmouth College in 2003, her M.A. in Social Research Methodology from UCLA in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from UCLA in 2012. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in summer 2011, Jessica worked for the Cooperative Institutional Research Program and the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.

Stephanie L. Topping

Associate Director

Stephanie received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University in May of 2001 and her M.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University in May of 2003. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in 2006, Stephanie worked as a Senior Consultant at Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialized independent consulting firm providing construction litigation consulting services to government agencies and legal counsel.

Christina Butler

Assistant Director

Christina received her B.A. in Computer Science from Clark University in 2006. She also received her M.B.A. from Clark and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in Fall 2010, Christina worked as an investment analyst at The Rankings Service, an independent financial research firm.

Lauren M. Conoscenti

Assistant Director

Lauren received her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University in 2007. She completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in Fall 2010, Lauren worked as a Health Science Specialist at the Boston VA Research Institute and as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.

Emma Morgan

Senior Data Analyst

Emma received her B.S. in Mathematics from American University in 2012 and her Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. Prior to joining the Office of Institutional Research in fall 2014, Emma interned with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Bunker Hill Community College and was the Program Assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences Peer Advising Program at American University.

Steven F. Babbin

Research Analyst

Steve received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2009 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in summer 2016, Steve was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

Inger Bergom

Data/Research Analyst

Inger received her B.A. in Music and Gender Studies from Grinnell College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in Fall 2018, Inger worked at the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts and at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.

Rebecca Hatch

Research Analyst

Rebecca received her B.A. in Political Science from Providence College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. In her graduate work, she studied American politics and social science research methods. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in Fall 2014, Rebecca worked in the Department of Political Science at Duke as a researcher, instructor, undergraduate honors thesis advisor, and administrator of the department’s subject pool for survey and experimental research.

Don Smith

Research Analyst

Don received his B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College in 2009 and his M.A. in Applied Sociology from Boston College in 2013, where he also completed the Carroll School of Management’s program in Cultural Economics. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation in fall 2015, Don was a Brand Ethnographer for CEB Iconoculture and a Market Analyst for an imprint of the Publicis Group.

Lynne Freeman

Special Projects Administrator

Lynne received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Skidmore College and her MBA from Northeastern University. Before joining the Office of Institutional Research in spring 2010, Lynne worked at Analog Devices, Inc. in new product development and marketing as a Project Manager. Lynne coordinates Tufts’ responses to internal and external data requests. Lynne also manages the publication and distribution of the Tufts University Fact Book.

01/08/2015 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - The Office of Institutional Research receives a Silver Level Award during The Office of Sustainability Green Office Certification Program Awards Ceremony on January 8, 2015. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)