Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides information and research support for reporting, planning, and decision-making for the advancement of Alvernia University’s Mission, Vision and Values as well as leadership, research, and technology support for Alvernia’s institutional assessment process.


  • Lead internal and external reporting to ensure consistent, accurate and reliable information.
  • Plan, direct, and implement research activities in support of decision-making.
  • Serve as institutional resource for planning and outcomes assessment for programs, departments, divisions, and the university.
  • Support academic and administrative leadership in meeting assessment and accountability requirements.
  • Communicate research and assessment information to internal and external stakeholders.


Contact Us


Evelina Panayotova, Ph.D.
Leadership Department Chair
Director of Ph.D. Program
Francis Hall, Room 240
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1799
Phone: 610.790.1905
Fax: 610.796.5190

Scott Pavone
Research and Assessment Data Specialist
Alvernia University
Francis Hall, Room 242
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610.790.2959


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