Michael J. Dooris

Executive Director, Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment

Affiliate Associate Professor of Higher Education

The Pennsylvania State University


Iíve been at Penn State since 1981 in a variety of positions, including in the university budget office and in undergraduate education, and currently report to the Executive Vice President and Provost. Previously, I worked as a statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau and in industry.


Iím also a faculty member in Penn Stateís higher education graduate program. Iíve consulted on strategic planning and institutional research in Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States, and was a CIC Academic Leadership Fellow in 1997-98. In 2010 I completed a Fulbright fellowship in Brazil.


My Ph.D. is in higher education from Penn State, with an M.B.A from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. in economics from Penn State.



Bio (pdf)

Planning & budgeting chapter co-authored with Jerry Rackoff. Page proofs from The Handbook of Institutional Research, Jossey Bass (2012).

University of Brasilia : December 2010 strategic planning presentation (large pdf file)

UnB write-up : my plenary session presentation (in Portuguese)

Interview:  Dec 2010, at the University of Brasilia (in Portuguese)

Syllabus Ė syllabus for Higher Ed 810, Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Management