UDS Staff Updates

In addition to our move to a new office at 101 Belvidere (pictured), University Decision Support has exciting staffing updates to share with our colleagues.  Please join us in congratulating these UDS team members on their new and elevated roles.

New Hires

  • Susan Gracia will be Northeastern’s inaugural Senior Associate Director for Data Literacy.  Susan brings to UDS extensive analytics-related teaching as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Data Anlaytics Program within the College of Professional Studies including such topics as statistics, analytics, data visualization, analytics leadership, and business intelligence. Susan is also an educational assessment expert and has conducted numerous consulting projects in data literacy as well as data analysis and statistics.  Susan holds a PhD in Educational Research from Boston College.  She will start on April 17th and will be working on a baseline assessment of Northeastern’s data literacy and then designing a data literacy curriculum based on those findings.
  • Todd Mattuchio brings a wealth of experience in analysis in a variety of fields to his new position as Senior Data Governance Analyst, including Marketing, Finance, Advancement (Fundraising), Dental and Behavioral Sciences. Most recently, Todd worked as a consultant for Element 78 and for Babson College in Marketing and Advancement. He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Babson College.
  • In her new role as Senior Survey Research Analyst, Nara Hakobyan serves Northeastern University’s survey research agenda with more than 10 years of experience in institutional research, assessment, and survey design and research methodology. Nara has accumulated over 20 years of combined higher education work experience and holds an MA in social science from the School of Political Science and International Affairs at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. Nara lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two sons and enjoys cooking and baking in her free time which is certain to make her popular among her foodie colleagues.


  • You might remember an article in this space a few months ago announcing the retirement of Valentina Nestor, the longtime leader of our Data Administration team. We are pleased to announce that Mark Chambers is our new Director of Enterprise Data Governance. Many of you know Mark from his previous role in UDS as a senior analyst on the Data Administration team. He joined us in December of 2019 and has been working on important data issues ever since, including implementation of the data classification guidelines and the expansion of our metadata management platform.
  • Jacqueline Moore is now a Data Governance Analyst, taking on Mark’s previous role. She is responsible for data classification, metadata management, data access management, and other data governance issues. Jackie has been with UDS since 2015, taking on areas of increasing complexity and responsibility since coming to Northeastern.  We are excited for Jackie to continue her multi-faceted work with UDS.
  • Mike Carlucci, also a longtime UDS member, has taken on a brand-new role as Senior Data Analyst for KPIs. In this role, Mike is creating, implementing, and monitoring measures to track Northeastern’s progress toward its academic plan goals. Mike will be working with teams around the university as well as the central Provost’s office to develop new metrics, data sources, and dashboards to translate data into strategic insight for deans, the provost, and Impact Engine leaders.  In a return to his roots, Mike now reports to Mindy Anastasia as part of the Institutional Research team.
  • We also congratulate Haiyan Liang, who has quickly demonstrated her experience and value within the IR team and has been promoted to Senior Data Analyst.
  • John Bielaus, another long-time member of the UDS team, has been promoted to Senior Associate Director of Data Administration. He will be taking on management of the data custodian program and leadership of all the data governance forums, including the Data Stewardship Council and other ongoing and ad hoc data governance committees.  John has been a dedicated member of the UDS team for over ten years, helping to grow the data governance function from its inception via his expertise and leadership.

These changes are indicative of the hard work, professional development, and dedication of these UDS team members during their careers here at Northeastern. Congratulations to all!