Assistant Provost for Academic Data and Decision Support
As Assistant Provost for Academic Data and Decision Support, John Stringer is responsible for analysis of institutional and external data to support academic planning, academic program assessment, and external reporting. Working in partnership with Associate Provosts, John collaborates with the University Office for Institutional Research (OIR) to guide the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to the academic mission and activities of Boston University and, in turn, help develop new strategies to inform academic decision-making. Much of John’s portfolio is directed toward data management and analysis of BU’s graduate programs. He additionally develops studies and reports that support a broader array of activities within the Provost’s Office, including the academic program review process, undergraduate programs, and implementation of the General Education initiative.
John joined the Office of the Provost in 2013 as Senior Research Analyst. In that post, he assisted leadership with research design, statistical analysis, strategic reporting, and data visualization and served as the lead in successfully coordinating the efforts of 14 schools and colleges to implement and manage BU’s new graduate admissions portal and workflow system. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.