Dean of research, planning, and assessment
Zeke Bernstein oversees academic planning, institutional research, and strategic decision support for the College. Long fascinated by how organizations and individuals use—or misuse—data, Bernstein has deployed a number of analytic approaches to support and validate matters of institutional effectiveness. He is also interested in assessment of student learning, particularly in the context of progressive models of education that give equal weight to process and outcomes.
Bernstein has a BA in psychology and biology from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in genetics from Harvard Medical School. He has published original biomedical research in Genes and Immunity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The Journal of Immunology, among others. More recently, he has presented original work at conferences dedicated to the use of data in higher education, including the North East Association for Institutional Research and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium.