Allison was hired as an Assessment Data Analyst in 2015. Her responsibilities center primarily around managing institutional surveys (e.g., the alumni, college senior, freshmen, and faculty surveys). Allison analyzes and shares survey results with campus constituents who are seeking to understand and promote outcomes at the student and program level. Allison also provides assistance to programs who are seeking to expand their assessment practices with the use of LiveText. Allison also responds to requests to survey UNC constituents.
Allison holds a BA in Psychology and an MSEd in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is nearly finished with her PhD in Applied Social and Health Psychology from Colorado State University. Before coming to UNC, Allison conducted research on adolescent and college student development and presented her findings at conferences for the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Prevention Research, and Research Society on Alcoholism. She also taught undergraduate courses on Research Methods, Child Psychology, and Adolescent Psychology.
“I most enjoy working with my UNC colleagues to understand how our existing sources of data can inform their understanding of student experiences and outcomes. When our data does not speak to their needs, I enjoy the challenge of designing surveys or finding other methods to answer their research questions,” she says.