About Us

Institutional Research (IR) reports on a variety of data to support the University in its efforts of accountability, internal reporting, decision making, improvement and planning. Our web page provides data on student enrollment by a variety of demographics, by major, department and college, by student level, as well as by full- and part-time status. Reports on continuation and graduation and the number and types of degrees conferred can also be found here. Finally, survey results and analytical studies of student success, including retention, remediation and probation, can be found on our page. Email: institutionalresearch@sfsu.edu

This office adheres to the Code of Ethics by the Association for Institutional Research

Please read the Office of Institutional Research Data Sharing Guidelines

Eva Allen

Eva Allen is a senior institutional research analyst. She has worked in the field of institutional research for over 15 years, all of which have been with San Francisco State University. She is responsible for managing all primary IR datasets, and using these data to meet both internal and external informational needs. Additionally, she completes all annual institutional reports and university profiles and serves as the campus’ IPEDS Keyholder. She has a research background in telecommunications.

Email: evaa@sfsu.edu | Phone: 415-338-6189

Jerrod Nelson

Jerrod Nelson is an institutional research analyst.  He is responsible for reporting institutional data to state and federal institutions such as the CSU Office of the Chancellor and IPEDS.  Jerrod received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree with an elementary K-8 teaching credential from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington. Jerrod then went on to a career in education that included both teaching children in the classroom setting and training adults in professional and academic settings.  In 2019 he earned a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University where he became interested in the transformative role data can play in giving a voice to those students who are often unseen and underserved.

Email: jnelson8@sfsu.edu | Phone: 415-405-4374

David Ranzolin

David Ranzolin is a senior institutional research analyst. An R developer and GIS enthusiast, he is responsible for creating tools for automation, ad hoc analyses, and custom visualizations. He received his Master's in Theological Studies from Emory University before transitioning to a career in data.

Email: daranzolin@sfsu.edu | Phone: 415-405-7329

Emily Shindledecker

Emily Shindledecker is a senior institutional research analyst. She has worked in the field of institutional research for over eight years, both in the public and private sector. She is responsible for administering & analyzing institution-wide surveys, conducting statistical analysis, designing infographics, and training and supervising research assistants. She received her Master of Science Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. 

Email: eshindle@sfsu.edu | Phone: 415-405-7328