Trina Das, PhD, directs the Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity, providing leadership with cross-functional data-informed strategies to help shape institutional planning and decision-making at Villanova. Reporting to the Provost, she is charged with shaping the University's culture for data analytics and governance, supporting infrastructure investments, and managing personnel and processes to improve the quality, integrity, and availability of data. She manages and serves as the project lead for the university data platform initiative. In addition, Dr. Das conducts many strategic analytics projects related to faculty compensation, college rankings, peer benchmarking, admissions and financial aid analysis, as well as provide data support for multiple NSF grant projects.
Dr. Das previously served as Director for Policy and Planning Analysis at Villanova, performing sophisticated research and quantitative analytics in support of the University’s long-term strategic planning. In this role, she directed, executed, and supervised quantitative and qualitative research projects relating to Villanova’s operations; conducted analysis, modeling and forecasting studies, interpreted findings, organized, and presented conclusions, and consulted with faculty members and all levels of administration.
Prior to joining Villanova in 2016, Dr. Das was Director of Enrollment Analytics at Bryn Mawr College and Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Holy Family University. She previously spent ten years as an enrollment management analytics specialist and consultant with Maguire Associates, a private research-based consulting firm specializing in higher education.
Dr. Das holds a PhD and MA in Economics from Clark University and a MSc and BSc in Economics from the University of Calcutta.