"Barney is a terrific hire. He brings excellent skills in IR, coupled with a great background in statistical techniques," said Deputy Provost Michael Wachter, who coordinated the search for the position. "He has taught econometrics for ten years in his current position, and has published a variety of articles using advanced statistical analysis. He will be an important member of the Provost's team supporting strategic planning at the University."
Dr. Lentz will direct the staff who provide institutional research supporting the policy and planning goals of the University. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis also prepares the numerous reports and analysis required by external agencies.
"I look forward to joining Penn at such a dynamic time in its history," said Dr. Lentz. "Good, objective institutional research is essential to help meet the ambitious goals this Administration has established in the Agenda for Excellence."
An alumnus of Oberlin College, where he took his B.A. magna cum laude, Dr. Lentz received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a National Science Foundation fellowship and has written several books including State Government Productivity: The Environment for Improvement.
Volume 43 Number 15
December 10, 1996
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