Meet the office staff


Pam Taylor

Pamela 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.

Phone: (781) 283-3694




Elissa Chin Lu is the Associate Director. She  joined Wellesley College in 2014 and has over ten years of experience in educational evaluation, consulting, and institutional research at organizations including Eduventures, Harvard University, and MassBay Community College. She received her B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in higher education from Boston College. 

Phone (781) 283-3288