MSCHE has added two new members to its Research unit.

Douglas MacDonald joined the staff in October 2017 as Senior Analytics Specialist. He is responsible for the creation of databases, algorithms, and statistical models; the development of dashboards, reports, charts, graphs, and tables to display the outcomes of analyses for use by MSCHE’s internal and external stakeholders; and the use of system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine their root causes. Prior to joining the Middle States team MacDonald was an Application Developer/Data Analyst in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Saint Joseph’s University, and is currently working toward a Master’s in Education, Quantitative Methods, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Douglas MacDonald

Timothy Butler

Timothy Butler joined the MSCHE staff in July 2017 as Data Management Specialist. He earned his Associate degree in Liberal Arts/Humanities at Cumberland County College and later earned a Bachelor’s  

Degree in English Literature at Rowan University. He began his higher education career at Cumberland County College as a test proctor. After four years in that role, he moved into the Institutional Research Office as a Research Associate, where he worked for two years.  

MSCHE created its Research unit in early 2017 with the hiring of Dr. Allen Richman as Senior Director for Research.