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: Sarah Pociask, Teaching & Learning Assessment SpecialistSarah Pociask is the Teaching and Learning Assessment Specialist for the Mellon Evidence-Based Teaching Innovations grant. Sarah joined Wellesley College in January 2018. Prior to Wellesley, she held a joint appointment at UMass Amherst as a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development. In this role, Sarah collaborated with faculty and graduate students to better understand the impact of active, student-centered approaches on student experience and achievement. She is adept at supporting individuals with varying levels of comfort and expertise in assessment. Sarah received her PhD in Cognitive Science from Stony Brook University.

Office: 311 Clapp Library, Email: spociask@wellesley.edu




Research Assistants

Lily Cuellarsola (Undeclared, '22) - Summer 2019