About Us

Meet the office staff

Photo: Pam Taylor, Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning & Assessment

Pamela Taylor is the Assistant Provost of Institutional Planning and Assessment and Director of Institutional Research. She has over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of program evaluations for community-based organizations, foundations, educational institutions, and government agencies. Since joining Wellesley in 2016, Pam has served on various campus committees focused on diversity & inclusion including the Presidential Commission for Equity, Race and Ethnicity, the Inclusive Excellence Working Group, and the Minority Recruitment, Hiring and Retention Committee. She has co-chaired the Accreditation Steering Committee and serves on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. In June 2019, she co-founded an employee resource group for staff of color at Wellesley. 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 Assistant Director for Assessment. Sarah joined Wellesley College in January 2018 as the Teaching and Learning Assessment Specialist for the Mellon Evidence-Based Teaching Innovations grantPrior 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. Sarah 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 (Philosophy, '22) - Fall 2018–Spring 2020