IRE Team Members

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides decision-making and planning support through the collection, storage, analysis and presentation of research data about Stetson University.

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Colin Hilton-MacFarlane

Assistant Vice President

Hilton-MacFarlane joined the Hatter community in 2012, and has served in multiple roles throughout the university prior to assuming the leadership of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in 2021. His areas of expertise include business process enhancement, quantitative analysis, data management and assessment. He earned his Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014.

Personally, Hilton-MacFarlane is the 2018 DeLand Bacon & Brew Fest Bacon Eating Contest champion and enjoys cooking, baking, bar trivia and cricket. He lives with his husband, two cats and small flock of chickens in Orlando.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 386-822-7256
Liaison for: Academic Administration, Board of Trustees, Budget Office, College of Law, Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion, Faculty Development, Faculty Senate, Finance Office, Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President

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Jamie Bataille

Data Analyst

A long-time veteran of Stetson University, Bataille served 17 years in the Hatters' Athletic Communications department before moving to Institutional Research and Effectiveness in 2022.  He is primarily responsible for the University's external reporting data, including US News and World Report, College Board and Princeton Review surveys.  He also assists with campus censuses and student course evaluations. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Communication from DePaul in 1997 and his Master of Science in Statistics from Memphis in 1999. 

In his free time, Bataille enjoys outdoor activities including paddleboarding and playing pickleball. He and his wife, Vanessa, live in DeLand with dog Jasper and cats Sandy and K.C.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 386-822-7255
Liaison for: Alumni and Development, Athletics, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, University Marketing

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Jenni Hughes

Data Analyst

As a Data Analyst with a focus on Student Life and Student Success, Hughes is the primary liaison between IRE and student experience and community-centric departments. Throughout the year, Hughes provides support for processes such as roster verification, priority registration and new Hatter arrival.

Hughes is a Stetson Alumna, having graduated in 2017 as an International Business major. After graduation, Hughes lived and worked in Korea for two years. She then earned her MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics in 2022. In her free time, Hughes likes to read, make crystal jewelry, crochet, play video games and read tarot.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 386-740-2538
Liaison for: Career and Academic Success, Community Engagement, Community Standards, Diversity and Inclusion, Public Safety, Religious and Spiritual Life, Residential Living and Learning, Stetson Health Service, Student Counseling Services, Student Development and Campus Vibrancy, Title IX, Wellness and Recreation

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Prerana Reddy

Originally from India, Reddy moved to the United States in September 2021 to pursue her Master's degree. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2023 with a Master of Science in Information Systems focusing on Data Analysis. Previously, Reddy earned a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science from Ramaiah Institute Of Technology in 2020 and has internship experience in Data Analysis/Engineering. She continuously looks for ways to up-skill and learn something new.

Reddy likes volunteering for NGOs and clubs that work for social causes.  She also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, learning Mandala Art, and painting.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 386-822-7257
Liaison for: Admissions, College of Arts and Sciences, duPont-Ball Library, Registrar, School of Business Administration, School of Music, Student Accounts, Student Financial Planning