Leanne joined the Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) as a full-time staff member in June 2018. She conducts statistical analyses of complex administrative and survey data that range from quite simple to relatively complex, with a focus on longitudinal modeling. She is passionate about using data visualization techniques to tell stories that bring data to life for the benefit students, staff, and faculty members. Her research interests include assessing outcomes of higher education that go beyond traditional metrics such as job placement and starting salary to provide a more holistic view of the value of higher education.
Leanne holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Additionally, she earned her PhD in Psychology (Quantitative Area) at Ohio State. While pursuing her PhD, she worked as a Graduate Research Associate in IRP from 2012-2016. Before returning to IRP, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher for CHRR at the Ohio State University and as a full-time lecturer for the Department of Psychology, teaching undergraduate courses on statistical data analysis and psychological testing (psychometrics).