Student Affairs Assessment, Research & Planning


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Andrew Hester
(910) 962-7512

Andrew is the Director of the Assessment, Research and Planning for Student Affairs. Andrew joined UNCW in January 2018 from the University of Alabama, where he received his Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration. Andrew’s research focuses on student retention and persistence, state-higher education policy, and how higher education impacts political behavior. He and his wife will celebrate 10 years of marriage in September 2018; they have two children and a dog who keep their life persistently lively.

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Assessment & Research Coordinator
Allison Kalmykov
(910) 962-3065

Allison Kalmykov is the Assessment & Research Coordinator in Student Affairs. She received an M.S.Ed. in Program Evaluation from Duquesne University in August 2015 and joined UNCW in November 2015. Prior to coming to UNCW, she worked in the Education and Organizational Development department at West Virginia University Hospitals where she coordinated the professional development program for staff and helped with the evaluation of various programs. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

Allison's role at UNCW is to assist departments with various assessment activities, including instrument design, data analysis, and report writing. Allison also conducts various trainings regarding assessment topics.

Tyler White

Graduate Assistant
Tyler White

Tyler assists in statistical analysis of departmental, divisional, and university assessment data and report writing. Student Voice support for the Division (when needed). Conducts assessment workshops and focus groups as needed. Assists with presentations and publications as needed.