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Alexander Yin is the Senior Planning and Research Associate in the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment. In this position, he provides analysis and support to enhance strategic management, organizational effectiveness, and decision making.

Prior to his current appointment, Alex was on the staff of Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education. In that position he worked for Drs. Lisa R. Lattuca and Patrick T. Terenzini as a Senior Project Associate for two NSF-funded studies of engineering education: Prototype to Production and Prototyping the Engineering of 2020. As a graduate student, he worked with Dr. J. Fredericks Volkwein in developing the Assessing Student Outcomes and Evaluating Academic Programs and Conducting Enrollment Management Studies courses for Penn State’s Institutional Research certificate program.

Alex has a Ph.D. in higher education and a master’s in applied statistics from Penn State. He also earned a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.