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Institutional Research Staff

Clifford Katz, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Academic Finances & Academic Personnel

Dr. Katz has served in the Office of the Provost since 1992 with responsibilities related to academic affairs finances and personnel.  His academic training and experiences have been focused on ecology, marine ecology and statistics. He currently assists Provost Donald DeHayes with strategic planning and resource allocations, personnel decisions in the colleges and supporting units, and supervises Institutional Research.


Gary Boden: Senior Information Technologist,

Gary has worked at the University since 1977 in several capacities – marine research specialist at the Graduate School of Oceanography, lead programmer/analyst in Management Information Services, and senior information technologist in the Office of Institutional Research.  Current OIR responsibilities include acquisition, analysis, and reporting of student data, consultation with client offices, and representation on university committees and with external groups.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree from Cornell University.


Jianyun Christine Liu: Senior Information Technologist,

Christine joined the Institution Research at University of Rhode Island at the end of 2001. She currently holds the position of senior information technologist. Prior to joining URI, she worked as a software engineer at Peregrine Systems Inc in Atlanta Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Overseas Chinese University in China and a Master of Science degree in Computer Information System from Georgia State University.


Veronica Walsh: Executive Business Analyst,

Veronica came to Institutional Research after completing functional project management activities associated with the University's e-campus Human Resources Systems.  Prior to that, Veronica was assistant commissioner for Finance and Management at the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education.  She holds degrees in economics from Rhode Island College.

URI Fast Fact Fall 2012

Contact Information
  • Institutional Research
    Green Hall
    35 Campus Ave
    Kingston, RI 02881
    Tel: 401.874.4443
    Fax: 401.874.7844