About Us

Meet the office staff

Photo: Pam Taylor, Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning & AssessmentPamela Taylor is the Assistant Provost of Institutional Planning and Assessment and Director of Institutional Research. She joined Wellesley College in 2016. She has over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of program evaluations for community-based organizations, foundations, educational institutions, and government agencies. Her previous positions include serving as principal program evaluator at the North Carolina General Assembly, exploratory data analysis manager at Deloitte & Touche, and director of institutional research and information services for the UCLA Graduate Division. Pam received her B.A. in psychology from Johnson C. Smith University, Ph.D. in social psychology from UCLA, and MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Her first chapbook of poetry was published in 2015.

Office: 340B Green Hall, Email: ptaylor4@wellesley.edu

Photo: Hui Xiong, Associate Director of Institutional ResearchHui Xiong is the Associate Director of Institutional Research. Hui joined Wellesley College in August 2016. Prior to Wellesley, she served for five years as the Associate Director of Institutional Research at Lesley University, where she lead the effort for all external data reporting, including IPEDS surveys, consortia, business rankings, and accrediting bodies. At Lesley, she also provided the benchmarking analysis for Lesley’s faculty unionization and other decision-making. Hui came to the United States from China to attend graduate school. She received her PhD in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from Curry School of Education at University of Virginia after working in publishing in Beijing for four years.

Office: 342A Green Hall, Email: hxiong@wellesley.edu


Photo: Sara Fulmer, Teaching & Learning Assessment SpecialistSara Fulmer joined Wellesley College in 2016 as the Teaching and Learning Assessment Specialist. In this role, Sara supports faculty and departments with implementing innovative and evidence-based teaching practices and assessing the impact of these practices on student learning and engagement. Sara’s research examines students’ motivation when engaging in challenging learning activities, and how instructors can best support motivation and learning in these contexts (learn more on Google Scholar and ResearchGate). Prior to joining Wellesley, she was a program manager for teaching and learning at the University of Louisville and an assistant professor of educational psychology at SUNY Oneonta. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. and M.A. in Child and Youth Studies, as well as a B.Ed. (grades K-6), from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Office: 252 Clapp Library, Email: sfulmer@wellesley.edu

Research Assistants 

  • Sarah May ‘17, Computer Science (Summer/Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
  • Alice Palmer ‘17, Neuroscience (Summer 2016)
  • Maja Svanberg ‘18, Computer Science (Summer 2016, Fall 2016)