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Our Role at Emory

The Office of Planning and Administration manages key institutional responsibilities that include academic programs, accreditation, assessment, institutional data, and operating budgets. You can get a quick overview of our services below, and you can also visit our Office and People section to find our location, main office phone number, and contact information for our team members. We look forward to working with you.


Nancy Bliwise

Vice Provost, Academic Planning

Annual Assessments

The Office of Planning and Administration leads and guides outcomes assessment processes for academic degree programs and educational and administrative support units. Work within this office includes assessment report consultations with faculty members and administrators, collaboration with committees to implement assessment policies and projects, and compliance report development for accreditation purposes.


David Jordan

Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Programs and Planning

Institutional Data

The mission of the Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS) team is to be a good custodian of institutional data by integrating information from various stewards to develop comprehensive, valid reports and analyses to support enterprise decision making.


Justin Shepherd

Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Decision Support

University Budgets

The Office of University Budgets manages the annual planning cycle for the unrestricted operating budget, which funds Emory's academic and service units, based on a fiscal year that runs Sep. 1 through Aug. 31.


Susan Bonifield

Senior Vice Provost, Strategic Financial and Resource Planning