Combined, UNCW's OIRA team comprises over 34 years of experience within the field.

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601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963
PHONE: 910-962-3520
FAX: 910-962-7387

Meet the Team

UNCW's Institutional Research and Assessment team covers a varying array of skill sets, experience and interests. We are:


Steffaney Cohen

Steffaney Cohen,Interim Assistant Provost

My primary responsibilities are to report accurate information about UNCW to guidebooks and ranking agencies such as US News and World Report and the College Board and to work on surveys of UNCW students and employees. I am a Wilmington native and an alumnus of UNCW and UNC. Before joining the OIRA staff, I worked in county government, literacy counsulting projects and as a part-time lecturer in the Psychology Department at UNCW.


Yoshi Guy,Social Research Specialist

My primary responsibility is to develop, analyze and deliver student and course data reports. My experience in higher education has spanned over 15 years and has included student data and university relations. Prior to coming to UNCW, I was an Associate Registrar, handling system configurations and implementation of new Banner processes as well as academic data analysis.


Steve Drew, Social Research Specialist

I provide programming support for SAS, Oracle, and Inquisite applications. I also provide administrative support for SQL Server. I enjoy spending time with my grandkids, cruising in my '51 Mercury, and playing trombone in the Wilmington Big Band.

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Bob Wilcox, Business & Technology Applications Analyst

After years of loving our visits to North Carolina beaches and dreading having to leave the area at the end of each vacation, my family and I decided we needed to relocate. I ammoving here from Pittsburgh, am an avid Steelers fan, but am originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I switched careers after earning a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. I have experience with many aspects of technology which I look forward to applying and expanding at OIR at UNCW. At home I enjoy spending time with my family and being involved with church activities.

Marvin Jones, Social Research Assistant

I make use of over 30 years of experience in Information Technology to support the analysis of student data and generate reports and reporting processes for UNC General Administration and other State and Federal Agencies. After years of working in the banking and retail industry dealing with financial and sales data, I am finally dealing with data that interests me: Discovering our students and how they progress during their time at UNCW. I enjoy woodworking and spending time with my wife around the yard and exploring the Outer Banks.



Whitney Lawson,Social Research Specialist

I work and assist with external and internal surveys that come through our office, which includes running the survey software for the deployment of the internal surveys as well as accurate data/information collection for the external ones. I also create reports from the data we collect when needed. At home, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends & pets.

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