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Michelle Ford

Co-Director Institutional Effectiveness


  • Institutional Effectiveness


  • M.S. in operations and project management, concentrating in data analytics from Southern New Hampshire University; a graduate certificate in quantitative analysis from Southern New Hampshire University; and a B.L.S. in business statistics from Purdue University


Michelle Ford has spent the majority of her career working with higher education data in institutional research, cooperative education, and learning analytics with additional experience in people analytics, insurance, and manufacturing quality. Additionally, she has shared her talents and passions for statistical analysis through adjunct teaching. Michelle is passionate about implementing data strategies, organizational data analytics communities, data-informed decision making, continuous improvement, and analytics talent development.

Professional Memberships

Michelle has been a member of the American Statistical Association since 2011, the Ohio Association of Institutional Research since 2013, and the Cincinnati Tableau User Group since 2016. From 2014 to 2017, she was involved in a community data collaborative through the Strive Partnership, analyzing data on STEM success in higher education in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Improving the culture and opportunities for women in STEM, specifically data science and statistics, remains a dedication of hers.

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