Laura Carroll

Laura Carroll

Laura Carroll

Title: Data Analyst
Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Office Location: Griggs Hall-B 212
Phone: (269) 471-3308


BS in mathematics education and minor in computer science from Andrews University in 2008

MA in educational psychology with a general emphasis from Andrews University in 2018

PHD Candidate in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research from Western Michigan University (expected graduation date is Spring 2027).


Laura Carroll is the Data Analyst for Andrews University Institutional Effectiveness Office. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for Evaluation, Measurement and Research at Western Michigan University with an expected graduation in the Spring of 2027. She graduated with her master's degree from Andrews University in Educational Psychology in the Summer of 2018 and with her bachelor’s degree in 2008 in Mathematics Education with a minor in Computer Science. Laura has been working with the Title III Grant, as a team member, and has been responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data pertaining to the particular needs of the grant.

She married Nathan Carroll in 2011 and lives in Berrien Springs. Laura is the middle of seven children and loves to spend time with her family and friends. One of her favorite activities is scrapbooking with her sisters, and playing board games like Boggle, Scabble, Splendor, Settlers of Catan and Risk.  She also enjoys teaching, tutoring statistics and math and loves to learn.

December of 2006, She traveled with 20 other students from Andrews University to Honduras to help at the orphanage.  She is very active in the church in Buchanan, MI and loves to share Jesus with others.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Currently, Laura has participated in presenting with colleagues at the American Evaluation Association in October 2023 on "Application of Weight and Sum Methodology to Product Evaluations: Lessons Learned", June 2023 at the Native American Student Advocacy Institute on "Best Practices for Native American Students Graduation: Pokagon Case Study, and at the MI Association for Institutional Research (AIR) in 2022 on "Forging relationships through data management and support".

Laura has a variety of software that she is learning and helping others learn how to use including but not limited to SPSS, Class Climate (survey tool), Anthology, Jamovi, HLM, and SAS.  She is also learning how to make a dashboard with MS Word and Excel to present important data.  Laura started her PhD in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research in the Fall of 2022 at Western Michigan University and hopes to graduate by the Spring of 2027. She is excited about getting her PhD and can't wait to use the information for her work.