MIRO Staff

Yang Zhang, Director of Institutional ResearchYang Zhang, Ph.D., MBA
Director of Institutional Research

Yang was appointed as director in 2012. She reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and oversees the work of MIRO. Yang’s career in institutional research (IR) started in 2005, when she served as an IR analyst and then Assistant IR Director at Stonehill College, and then IR Director at Edgewood College. Yang has given dozens of talk, workshops, and seminars internationally on a wide range of IR related topics. She was the keynote speaker at the Chinese Association of Institutional Research’s 2015 annual conference, and an invited speaker at the 6th International Conference on World-Class Universities (WCU-6). Yang received her B.A. in Journalism from Shandong University, M.S. in Educational Statistics and Assessment from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MBA from Edgewood College, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Email Yang or call her at 808-956-5877.

Kelly Jung-ts Lin, Institutional Research AnalystKelly Jung-ts Lin, Ph.D.
Institutional Research Analyst

Kelly joined MIRO in June 2014. She consolidates and standardizes data across different databases, conducts qualitative and quantitative data analyses, collaborates with colleagues to develop homegrown data tools, provides data training to administrators, provides virtual symposiums to both campus and off-campus people, and answers internal and external university surveys. She received her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at UHM. Before joining the MIRO team, she never thought of working with data, instead of people. But now, she believes that data is a tool, and communicating with people is key to making data meaningful. She enjoys taking a walk and playing ukulele in her leisure. Email Kelly or call her at 808-956-5366.

Bryson McFeeley, IT SpecialistBryson K. McFeeley, B.S.
IT Specialist

Bryson joined the office in December 2018 as an IT specialist. He develops MIRO’s web applications and maintains the office’s internal database. Prior to joining MIRO, Bryson worked as a web developer at the UH Mānoa College of Education. Born and raised on Oʻahu, he received his B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also minored in linguistics, and enjoys spending some of his free time studying languages, including his ʻōlelo makuahine. Email Bryson or call him at 808-956-6303.

Melissa Martinez, Graduate AssistantMelissa A. Martinez, B.A., MSW Candidate
Graduate Assistant

Melissa Martinez is MIRO’s Graduate Assistant. She assists with internal and external surveys at UHM and is the National Survey of Student Engagements 2020 Survey Coordinator. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Williams College in 2015. She is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree from the Myron B. Thomson School of Social Work at UH Manoa. Melissa has worked in education for five years and is enthusiastic to continue doing so at UH. You can email Melissa here.