About Us

Office of Decision Support

 

Dr. Sutee Sujitparapitaya

Associate Vice Provost

Email: sutee@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3501

 

Theresa Farmer

Administrative Assistant IV

Email: theresa.farmer@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3771

 

 

Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

 

Mike Ellison

Director of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Email: mike.ellison@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3771

 

Sunita Patnaik

Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

Email: sunita.patnaik@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3623

 

Ke Yu

Business Intelligence Analyst

Email: ke.yu@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-774-7051

 

 

 

Jonathan Blake

Senior Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Developer

Email: jonathan.blake@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3712

 

Viki Kazee

Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer

Email: victoria.kazee@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-5943

 

Dmitrii Karaulanov

Decision Support Application Developer

Email: dmitrii.karaulanov@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3250

 

Institutional Research

 

Mya Starling

Director of Institutional Research

Email: mya.starling@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3771

 

Andrea Esguerra

Institutional Research/Business Intelligence Analyst

Email: andrea.esguerra@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-2336

 

 

Christina Drum

Manager of Institutional Research Analytics and Metadata

Email: christina.drum@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3771

 

Tondra De

Research Analyst/Statistician

Email: tondra.de@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-3788

 

 

 

Jonathan Blake Jonathan%20Blake
Senior Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Developer
Jonathan, a native of Las Vegas, has worked in various technology-related positions including website design, computer programming, technology instruction, electronic marketing, and rocket electronics. He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from UNLV in 2003 and returned to work at UNLV in late 2004 in the Office of the Registrar. He has worked in several positions for the university - most recently as part of the team implementing the new ERP system - while working toward a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Office of Institutional Analysis & Planning in 2010 to help design, implement, and maintain UNLV's new data warehouse. Outside of the office, he enjoys being with his family and learning stuff.
Tondra De Tondra%20De
Research Analyst/Statistician
In her role as Research Analyst/Statistician for the Office of Decision Support, Tondra performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of university planning and decision-making. Prior to joining the Office, she worked as a researcher for several other units on the UNLV campus, including The Lincy Institute and the UNLV Libraries. Her educational background includes a B.S. in mathematics and B.S.E. in electrical engineering from UNLV and a M.A. in education from UCLA. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education, also from UCLA. Outside the office, Tondra enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Christina Drum Christina%20Drum
Manager, Institutional Research Analytics and Metadata
Christina joined the office in December 2001. In her role as a research analyst and application developer with responsibility for metadata systems and data definition oversight, she aims to effectively bridge data interpretation and presentation with the informational needs and priorities of the institution. Christina served as Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Decision Support at UNLV from January 2014 to February 2015. Prior to arriving at UNLV, she lived in upstate New York, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Women's Studies, at Cornell University. She holds an M.A. in Ethics and Policy Studies from UNLV, is the 2005 recipient of the UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Thesis Award, and taught Critical Thinking and Reasoning (Philosophy 102) for several semesters. Her "spare-time" diversions include making art, writing, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her partner and their children.
Mike Ellison Mike%20Ellison
Director, Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Mike came to UNLV in March 1996 as a computer programmer and joined the Office of Institutional Analysis & Planning in October 2001. His background includes experience developing data-intensive PC, Macintosh, and Internet applications using C, C++, C#, Pascal, Java, Visual Basic, VB.NET, ASP.NET, PowerBuilder, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, and a variety of SQL-compliant relational database systems. Mike holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Iowa and prior to moving to Las Vegas, he taught public school music classes in the midwest. In addition to his programming and systems work, Mike still occasionally teaches computer classes, holding the MCT and MCP professional certifications from Microsoft.
Andrea Esguerra Andrea%20Esguerra
Institutional Research/Business Intelligence Analyst
As an Institutional Research/Business Intelligence Analyst for the UNLV Office of Decision Support, Andrea manages complex databases and applications to conduct independent analyses that inform decisions and assess the effectiveness of strategic initiatives. She performs ongoing and ad hoc research and reporting by analyzing data and develops innovative methods for conveying information to present findings to appropriate audiences. Prior to joining Decision Support, she worked for several other units on the UNLV campus including the Department of Sociology, Graduate College, and most recently as the Compliance & Data Analyst for the Office of Online Education. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2008) and a Master of Arts in Psychology (2010) from Pepperdine University. She also holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems (2012) from UNLV. Currently, she is taking a break before pursuing a doctoral degree but continues to take various business and computing information technology courses at CSN. Her areas of interest include institutional research, analytics, business intelligence, organizational behavior, and workforce development. Andrea enjoys spending time with her three dogs, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, playing instruments, and exploring the variety of attractions and activities Las Vegas has to offer.
Theresa Farmer Theresa%20Farmer
Administrative Assistant IV
Theresa completed B.A.s in Psychology and Spanish at UNLV, and worked for the Department of Foreign Languages for five years before joining the Institutional Analysis & Planning staff as an Administrative Assistant IV in 2011. When not working at the office, she enjoys reading, listening to records and traveling.
Dmitrii Karaulanov Christina%20Drum
Decision Support Application Developer
Dmitrii joined the Office of Decision Support Team as Decision Support Application Developer in February 2015. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science that he earned in the North-Caucasus State Technical University, Russia. He worked with customization of Enterprise Project Management Software utilizing .NET and SQL Server technologies. Prior to joining the Office he was a Software Developer at Holiday Systems International, Las Vegas. Behind the software development Dmitrii also has experience with Computer Graphics and uses it for creating various Web-content. Outside the office he likes to spend the time with his wife in cooking, exploring new interesting places in Vegas, traveling, and hiking.
Viki Kazee Viki%20Kazee
Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer
Originally from Washington D.C., Viki graduated from the University of Maryland and later worked in Information Technology for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. She moved to Las Vegas in 1992 where she worked for the Clark County School District as a Systems Analyst primarily supporting their financial applications. Viki joined the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning in October 2012. In her spare time, Viki enjoys cooking, art, horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Sunita Patnaik Sunita%20Patnaik
Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer
Sunita joined the Office of Decision Support in July 2013. Prior to UNLV, she has worked as Senior MIS analyst at Capitalone Financial corporation. She received a dual masters degree in MS MIS and MBA from UNLV in 2012. In her spare time, Sunita enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
Mya Starling Mya%20Starling  
Director, Institutional Research
Originally from Maryland, Mya earned an MS in Biology at UC San Diego and an MBA from San Diego State University. After falling into (and falling in love with!) the field of institutional research in 2005 and working at four other institutions in this area, she joined the Office of Decision Support in 2014 as Director of Institutional Research. She is primarily responsible for managing the collection and analysis of institutional data and leading its participation in state and national studies. In addition, she is responsible for compiling accountability data for external and internal use as well as assisting with accreditation projects. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two bunnies, exploring the outdoors, painting, hot yoga, playing the banjo, and watching hockey.
Sutee Sujitparapitaya Sutee%20Sujitparapitaya
Associate Vice Provost
Joined UNLV in the spring 2015, Sutee provided the leadership in institutional research, data analysis and planning, data governance, data warehousing, and business intelligence (BI) as a comprehensive foundation for data collection, integration, analysis, and reporting. He earned his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from The University of Memphis.
Ke Yu Ke%20Yu
Business Intelligence Analyst
As a Business Intelligence Analyst for Office of Decision Support, Ke’s job is to provide functional analysis and requirements gathering to inform the development of ETL’s, data marts, and dashboards. Ke joined the Office of Decision Support in January 2015. Prior to joining Decision Support, He has worked as BI analyst and later as report/etl developer at Wynn Resorts. He received master degrees in CS from ETSU and MIS from UNLV. In his spare time, Ke enjoys being with his family, cooking and traveling.