Phil Handwerk

Assistant Provost, Office of Institutional Research
336.758.5020
handwepg@nullwfu.edu

Phil has directed the Office of Institutional Research (IR) since 2013. Institutional Research provides numerous statistical summaries and analyses of university data to institutional leadership, the public, as well as federal, state, and accrediting bodies. IR also conducts research exploring issues such as factors influencing student retention, graduation rates, institutional effectiveness, and student/faculty/staff/alumni satisfaction. Additionally, he serves as Wake Forest’s accreditation liaison with the institution’s US Dept of Education regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  Phil earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Wake Forest in 1993, his M.S. in higher education administration from North Carolina State University, and his Ph.D. in educational policy research, evaluation, and measurement from the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Office of Institutional Research
  • SACSCOC accreditation liaison
  • Chair Enrollment Projection Committee
  • Co-chair Workday Student Information System Steering Committee
  • Co-chair SACSCOC Fifth Year Interim Report committee
  • Co-chair College Retention Committee
  • Co-chair University BI/Analytics community of interest
  • Member Workday HCM/Finance/Budget Steering Committee
  • Member / founder Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • Lower division advisor