Joseph Roy, Project PI

Dr. Joseph Roy has over 15 years of data science and higher education expertise. He currently directs three national annual data collections at the ASEE as the Director of Institutional Research & Analytics. colleges of engineering and engineering technology that gather detailed enrollment, degrees awarded, research expenditures, faculty headcounts, faculty salary and retention data for the engineering community. He is currently PI and co-PI on several NSF funded projects to build and analPrior to joining the ASEE, he was the senior researcher at the American Association of University Professor and directed their national Faculty Salary Survey. He also developed a technical curriculum to train analysts for a national survey of languages in Ecuador while he was at the University of Illinois as a linguistic data analytics manager and member of their graduate faculty. He has a B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics, a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa.

Ashok Agrawal, Project Co-PI

Dr. Ashok Agrawal is currently the founder and president of Agrawal & Associates. He retired as ASEE Managing Director of Professional Services and Director of External Affairs in 2019. Dr. Agrawal has 35 years of engineering technology programmatic experience, has over 24 years of faculty experience in community college including as a department chair, dean and academic vice president at St. Louis Community College.

Debra Bragg, Project Evaluator

Dr. Debra Bragg is President of Bragg and Associates, Inc., an equity-minded consulting group dedicated to advancing student success in education and employment. During her career, she founded two community college research centers, Community College Research Initiatives at the University of Washington in Seattle (2016-2020) and the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989-2015) where she is Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor emerita. Dr. Bragg’s research focuses on transitions to and through education to employment. She has led national studies on a wide range of P-20 education policies, including developmental education, career-technical education and career pathways, transfer (vertical and reverse credit), and community college baccalaureates.