PAR Staff

The PAR office is in the Brookdale Administrative Center, and consists of the following professional staff members.

Arnold J. Gelfman – Executive Director, Planning, Assessment & Research
Arnie is responsible for the overall direction of the office and its activities. He plays an integral role in large-scale planning efforts at Brookdale, as well as providing guidance and some oversight of assessment efforts. Requests for PAR services should be directed to Arnie.
Email Arnie Gelfman

Laura Longo, Ph.D. – Director, Institutional Research & Evaluation
Laura is the lead person for external reporting and data extraction from Colleague, Brookdale’s administrative data system. Laura also plays a vital role in assuring the accuracy of the data within Colleague, as well as coordinating the collection and dissemination of internal data through various campus-based surveys and reports such as the Opening Enrollment Reports and Annual Institutional Profiles.
E-mail Laura Longo

Elizabeth Deignan – Senior Analyst, Market & Survey Research
Liz is the principal investigator and author of the Community Needs Assessments, Labor Market Assessments, and Academic Program Needs Assessments. Liz also coordinates several campus and community survey projects and currently coordinates the online Student Opinion Report process.
E-mail Liz Deignan

Tani Ortore – Research Specialist
Tani is responsible for the coordination of the Student Opinion Report (SOR) process. Tani also provides clerical, analytical and database support for numerous departmental surveys and projects, such as the Graduate Follow-up Survey.
E-mail Tani Ortore