About Us

Photo: Hui Xiong, Associate Director of Institutional ResearchHui Xiong is the Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment. Hui joined Wellesley College in August 2016, after serving as Associate Director of Institutional Research at Lesley University. Hui has been contributing to the college with her analytical rigor and her attention to the quality, integrity, and accessibility of institutional data. Hui came to the United States from China to attend graduate school. She received her PhD in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from Curry School of Education at University of Virginia after working in publishing in Beijing for four years.

Office: 342A Green Hall, Email: hxiong@wellesley.edu

Photo: Sarah Pociask, Teaching & Learning Assessment SpecialistSarah Pociask is the Associate Director for Assessment. Sarah joined Wellesley College in January 2018 as the Teaching and Learning Assessment Specialist for the Mellon Evidence-Based Teaching Innovations grantPrior to Wellesley, she held a joint appointment at UMass Amherst as a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development. Sarah is adept at supporting individuals with varying levels of comfort and expertise in assessment. Sarah received her PhD in Cognitive Science from Stony Brook University.

Office: 311 Clapp Library, Email: spociask@wellesley.edu

Rachael Coombes is the Associate Director for Institutional Research. Rachael started at Wellesley College in March 2013 and has held previous roles in the Office of the Provost and in Library & Technology Services. She specializes in reporting, visualization, and storytelling with data for all audiences. Rachael received her masters degree in data analytics from Southern New Hampshire University.

Office: 340B Green Hall, Email: rcoombes@wellesley.edu



Research Assistants