Gashaw Asfaw Mekonnen, MS
Gashaw Mekkonnen serves as the Senior Operational Research Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning. He received his B.A degree in Sociology and Social Administration in1990 and Masters of Science degree in Demography in 1996, both from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He worked at various capacities for different Colleges and Universities. He was a lecturer and researcher in the Demographic Training and Research Center of Addis Ababa University from January 2001 to March 2005; and served as the coordinator of the Center for two years. He served as lecturer of sociology and also registrar at the Defense College of Health Sciences in Ethiopia nearly for 3 years (06/1998 to 12/2000). He worked for the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (now named Jimma University) for more than eight years offering various courses and participating in many community based research undertakings. He carried out a number of quantitative and qualitative research projects, provided technical advisory/consultancy and training services to different stakeholders. Recently, He worked as part-time research assistant for the Office of Research and Evaluation at the City Colleges of Chicago, where he got great exposure to Institutional Research at Higher Learning Institutions.
Latresa Stewart, BS
Latresa Stewart serves as Office Manager for the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning. She manages the daily operations and is the first point of contact for internal and external constituents. Prior to working for the University of the District of Columbia, she was an Account Manager from 2004 to 2006 for the American Psychological Association Publications and Communications Department. She began her career at APA in 2003 in the Education Directorate as the administrative coordinator for The Center for Gifted Education Policy and The Other 3 Rs: Reasoning, Resilience, and Responsibility Initiative. She worked for Spherion from 2000 to 2003 as an Office Assistant. Ms. Stewart received her Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Hampton University in 2002.