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Diann Simmons

Title: Assistant Dean

Phone: 617.287.6507

Email: Diann.Simmons@umb.edu

Department: CLA - Dean's Office

Degrees

PhD, Higher Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 2016
MA, Applied Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005
BA, Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005

Additional Information

Papers and Presentations

February 2017 A new members recognition event to remember. Presented workshop, Golden Key

Regional Summit Tour, Washington DC,

February 2016 Are you thinking about graduate school? You may have the GPA but are you

emotionally prepared? Let's talk. Presented workshop, Golden Key Regional Summit,

New Jersey

March 2012 Thinking About Graduate School? Presented workshop, Golden Key Regional Summit,

Boston

Nov. 2006 Co-presented a paper entitled Who are our students? Using CIRP to develop a better

understanding of student diversity. North East Association for Institutional Research

33rd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 2005 UMass Boston CIRP 2004 Selected Results, Poster Session at North East Association of

Institutional Research

Nov. 2004 How to win friends and influence people, Poster Session North East Association

of Institutional Research

Nov. 2003 A discussion of the process of developing new reporting formats and strategies and

their pitfalls. Round Table Discussion, North East Association of Institutional Research

Professional Memberships

2016-Present International Council of Advisors, Secretary, Golden Key Honour Society, Atlanta, GA

2010-Present Co-Advisor, Golden Key Honour Society, University of Massachusetts Boston

2011-Present Women in Institutional Research and Assessment Meeting, Bowdoin College, ME

2017-2018 Selected as a Fellow for the 2018 UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program

2015 The New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC) Standard Eleven:

Public Disclosure Task Force: Spring 2015–Fall 2014

2009 Selected as a Fellow for the 2009 National Summer Data Policy Institute in Potomac,

Maryland. The Institute is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National

Center for Educational Statistics, and the Association for Institutional Research

2008 Seattle AIR Forum, Practicing Institutional Research: Theory, Techniques, Technology,

Tools & Ethics Research Track 6 Committee:

2007-2008 New England Association of Institutional Research (NEAIR) Nominations

Committee: November 2007

2007 The New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC) Standard Ten:

Public Disclosure Task Force: Spring 2003–Fall 2004

Awards

2015 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant. Office of Graduate Studies at University of

Massachusetts Boston. Monetary

2015 Advisor Professional Development Scholarship. Golden Key International Honour

Society. Atlanta, GA. Monetary.

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