Our Staff

Katerina Gonzalez

Katerina Gonzalez, M.Ed.

Director

Katerina works closely with all divisions to provide data-driven analysis and insight to support effective planning and decision making. She has significant experience in post-secondary institutional research. Katerina came to Niagara College from Brock University, where she was the Financial and Institutional Analyst for six years. Prior to Brock, Katerina was a Data Analysis Coordinator at Lambton College. Having also worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors, Katerina brings a well rounded approach to institutional research and planning.

Katerina received her Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 1985. She also obtained a Master of Education focusing on educational research from Brock University in 2012.

Duncan MacDuff

Duncan MacDuff, M.A.

Research Facilitator

Duncan has more than twenty-five years of experience with Niagara College as a researcher, instructional designer, facilitator, evaluator, coordinator, consultant, and author. Much of his work has focused upon providing applied research and facilitative services that promote shared understanding, consensus building, creativity and participatory decision-making. In his role as Research Facilitator at PaIR, Duncan is particularly excited with the opportunity to apply these skills to support the college community in its drive to enhance institutional effectiveness and student success.

Duncan graduated from the University of Guelph in 1985 with a Master of Arts in Sociology.

Ryan Morris

Ryan Morris

Data Reporting & Visualization Specialist

Ryan is a developer and designer having worked on platforms ranging from web design to mobile app development to server infrastructure deployment. In previous roles, Ryan has been a Helpdesk agent and Hardware Technician in ITS, as well as a Research Assistant and Associate in Research & Innovation at Niagara College. Most recently Ryan was a consultant at vxFusion, relating to software / web design and server infrastructure planning. As Data Reporting & Visualization Specialist in the College’s Planning and Institutional Research department, Ryan designs, develops, administers, and supports reporting and analysis dataset development.

Ryan is a graduate of Computer Systems Technician, Computer Programming Analyst, and New Media Web Design from Niagara College, having completed his studies in April 2016.

Team KPI

Team KPI includes KPI Survey Team Lead Maria Vandelaar, two KPI Coordinators Nicole Oud and Barbara Heeg, and over 70 survey administrators who administer the survey to students in class during the November and February survey periods each year. Apprenticeship students are surveyed year round in the last two weeks of their program’s in-class component.

Maria Vandelaar

Maria Vandelaar
KPI Survey Team Lead (x7040)

Nicole Oud

Nicole Oud
KPI Coordinator (x7824)

Barbara Heeg

Barbara Heeg
KPI Coordinator (x7123)

Stephanie Lafratta

Stephanie Lafratta
KPI Coordinator (x7311)