Past Conference Keynotes

 

Year

Location

Keynote Speakers

Title

2017 Jersey City, NJ Randall J. Vanwagoner, Ph.D. Leadership Insights for IR in Disruptive Times (KEYNOTE)
Christopher Shults, Ph.D. Want to Enhance Student Success? Elevate the IE/IR Profession (PLENARY)
Ann Marie Senior, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Libby Barlow, Ed.D.
Becky Brodigan
Pamela M. Coyle
Mitchell S. Nesler, Ph.D.
Examining IR Leadership: The Challenges, Rewards, and Lessons Learned (CLOSING PANEL)
2016 Baltimore, MD Paul G. LeMahieu, Ph.D.
 
Networked Communities Engaged in Improvement Science: How we can get better at getting better (OPENING PLENARY ADDRESS)
Michael W. Klein, JD, Ph.D. The Ravin’: Tales of Legislative Advocacy on Scorecards, Rankings, and Rating (PLENARY ADDRESS)
Richard Reeves One Tale of Three: Your Institution’s Data, IPEDS, and Research (CLOSING PLENARY KEYNOTE)
2015 Burlington, VT Lindsey Godwin Changing Our Approach to Change: The Answers are in the Questions (OPENING PLENARY ADDRESS)
Wendy Weiler Change: Do You Navigate or Leverage? (PLENARY ADDRESS)
2014 Philadelphia, PA Kati Haycock Access and Success in Higher Education: Can We Do More? (OPENING PLENARY ADDRESS)
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Englert
Dr. Karen A. Stout
Conversation with the Presidents (PLENARY SESSION)
2013 Newport, RI Deborah Santiago The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: IR, Inclusivity and the Post-traditionalist Students (PLENARY ADDRESS)
Patrick Terenzini Forty Years of Change and Stability in IR: Lessons Learned and a Look Ahead (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Michelle Appel
Maren Hess
Jennifer Brown
James Trainer
Chad May
Michael Dooris
 Moving Forward – The Work/Life Balance for IR Professionals (PLENARY PANEL)

2012

Bethesda, MD

Erick Brethenoux

The Power of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Think BIG (OPENING PLENARY)

David Bergeron Lessons that the Data Teach Us (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Dr. Catherine Plaisant Information Visualization: From Data to Insight (KEYNOTE)
Christina Leimer, Ph.D. Visualizing the Future of Institutional Research (CLOSING PLENARY)

2011

Boston, MA

Dr. Daniel Hastings

Struggles About Diversity and the Use of Data in Institutional Decision Making at MIT (OPENING PLENARY)

Kelly Gloew
Casey Recupero
Dr. Joe Lee
Access and Opportunity: Closing the Divide (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Hans P. L’Orange Along the Waterfront: A Look at Trends and Challenges of the Data Stream (CLOSING PLENARY)

2010

Saratoga Springs, NY

Scott Jaschik

Asking the Right Questions -- A Look at the Hot Issues in Higher Education, and How Research is Being Used (or Ignored) to Answer Them (OPENING PLENARY)

Dr. Michael Middaugh The Changing Landscape of Institutional Research:A Look Back and a Look Ahead (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Dr. Randy Lee Swing Nudges, Switches, and Momentum:IR Officers as Agents of Change (CLOSING PLENARY)

2009

Baltimore, MD

Dr. William “Britt” Kirwan

IR’s Twin Challenges: Accountability and Continuous Improvement (OPENING PLENARY)

Dr. Cliff Adelman Myths of Accountability (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Christine Keller
Elise Miller
Dawn Geronimo Terkla
Implications of the Higher Education Opportunity Act for Institutional Research (CLOSING PANEL SESSION)

2008

Providence, RI

Dr. Marvin W. Peterson

Quo Vadis IR? Past Developments – Future Challenges (OPENING PLENARY)

Dr. Margaret (Peg) Miller Building a Culture of Evidence: What Institutional Leaders Need to Know (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)

2007

New Brunswick, NJ

Jerome Rackoff
Michael F. Middaugh
C. Anthony Broh

Current Accountability Initiatives in Higher Education (OPENING SESSION)

Dr. Robert Zemsky Getting Reform Back on Track: A Not So Modest Proposal (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)

2006

Philadelphia, PA

Jamie Merisotis

Convergence: Trends Threatening College Opportunity in America (OPENING PLENARY SESSION)

Dr. Patricia McGuire Institutional Research in a Transforming Institution (MONDAY PLENARY SESSION)
Michael Middaugh
Dawn Terkla
Michelle Appel
NEAIR Past President’s Plenary (CLOSING PLENARY SESSION)

2005

Saratoga Springs, NY

Dr. John Lombardi

Public Relations, Accountability, and Measurement: What Do You Want? How Do You Get It? (OPENING PLENARY SESSION)

Dr. Moore

Good Data, Wrong Questions: The Role of IR in Higher Education Policy (PLENARY SESSION)

Jennifer Brown
Mary Ann Coughlin
James Trainer
J. Fredricks Volkwein
Closing Plenary: Dead President’s Society (CLOSING PLENARY)

2004

Portsmouth, NH

Dr. Peggy L. Maki

The Roles and Responsibilities of Institutional Researchers in Assessing Student Learning as a Core Institutional Process of Discovery (OPENING PLENARY)

2003

Newport, RI

Peggy R. Williams

A World in Need of Leaders (OPENING PLENARY)

André Bell What Do Senior Administrators Need to Know? (PLENARY SESSION)

2002

Annapolis, MD

Dr. James Anderson

Generating Success Models that Integrate the Assessment of Student Learning and Engagement, Effective Teaching, and Diversity (OPENING PLENARY)

Geronimo Terkla (Moderator)
Marian Pagano
Stephen Thorpe
Elizabeth Sibolski
James Tschechtelin Dawn
Plenary Session: Professional Development Paths (PLENARY PANEL)
Dr. Patricia Haeuser Using Assessment for Institutional Improvement (CLOSING PLENARY)

2001

Boston, MA

Dr. Allan Cohen

Increasing Institutional Researchers’ Influence (OPENING PLENARY)

Jamie Merisotis Turning Higher Education Research into Results: A Policy Perspective (PLENARY)
John H. Pryor (Convener)
Gary D. Malaney
Linda Langford, Sc.D.
Beyond Traditional IR: Allies in Higher Education Research (CLOSING PLENARY)

2000

Pittsburgh, PA

David Smallen

Maintaining our Bridges - What Do We Really Know about IT? (OPENING PLENARY)

Dawn Geronimo Terkla
Jennifer Brown
Mark Putnam
What’s Happening in Washington: An Update on Institutional Research Issues from a National Perspective (PLENARY)
Tom Morteson Higher Educational Opportunity in the Human Capital Economy

1999

Newport, RI

Claire L. Gaudiani

President & Planner: Two Important Tasks (OPENING PLENARY)

George D. Kuh The National Survey of Student Engagement & the Role of IR in the Contemporary University (CLOSING PLENARY)

1998

Philadelphia, PA

William J. Flynn

The Learning Paradigm and Institutional Transformation (OPENING GENERAL SESSION)

David Hollowell Providing the Technology Infrastructure to Support Innovation in Teaching and Learning

1997

Hartford, CT

Andrew DeRocco
John Doyle
William Dyson
Merle Harris
Michael Middaugh

What Does Higher Education Mean to You? (panel discussion)

1996

Princeton, NJ

George Gallup, Jr.

Taking Survey Research to the Next Step: Empowering Social Change

1995

Burlington, VT

Sue Shaman

Harvesting the Findings

1994

Baltimore, MD

Roberta Spalter-Roth

The Institute for Women's Policy Research

1993

Lake George, NY

Robert Culver

Rightsizing - A Practical Approach to Cost Reduction and Productivity Enhancement

1992

Washington, DC

Clifford Adelman

Judgments in the Window: Standards of Content and Standards of Performance

1991

Cambridge, MA

Elizabeth Cook

Marketing Higher Education in a Changing Society: Framing Our Question for the 1990's

1990

Albany, NY

Bruce Johnstone

Determining a Positive Future During Difficult Times

1989

Pittsburgh, PA

William Elliott

Welcoming Address

1988

Providence, RI

Richard Hall

Make Better Decisions Through a Better Understanding of the Organization and Its Environment

1987

Rochester, NY

Peter Ewell

Assessing the State of Assessment

1986

Philadelphia, PA

Helen O'Bannon

IR: New Challenges to an Evolving Role

1985

Hartford, CT

Stephen Trachtenberg

Uses of IR from the Viewpoint of a University President

1984

Albany, NY

Robert Zemsky

IR at the Core of Strategic Planning

1983

Hershey, PA

T. E. Holnader

Will Higher Education Re-emerge as a High Priority?

1982

Durham, NH

John McCredie

Strategies for Campus Computing

1981

Princeton, NJ

Thomas Green

Concepts of Educational Quality

1980

Amherst, MA

Hugh Hawkins

The American University and Its Publics: A Historian's View

1979

Cooperstown, NY

Benjamin Demott

Creative Changes Ahead in Higher Learning

1978

University Park, PA

Edward C. McGuire

Politics and Education: The Odd Couple

1977

Durham, NH

Marilyn Gittell

Does IR Equal Institutional Retrenchment?

1976

Princeton, NJ

Dorothy Goodwin

The Role of IR

1975

New Haven, CT

Stephen Dresch

A Curmudgeon's View of the Future of Academe

1974

Williamstown, MA

Lois Torrence

The Role of IR in Higher Education