Lisa Bortman, EdD
Associate Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
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Lisa Bortman joined Pepperdine University in 2011 as the Assistant Provost for the
Office of Institutional Effectiveness. From 2006 to 2011, Lisa Bortman served as
the Associate Academic Dean and Director of First Year Programs, Advising and Academic
Assessment at Whittier College. Lisa was also the campus coordinator of the Mellon
Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, a national grant that supports under-represented
students in their pursuit of doctoral education. Lisa’s research focuses on academic
practices that lead to first- and second-year student success, with a special interest
in academic engagement and faculty-student relationships. In 2006, her research
was recognized by the National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA). In 2009,
Lisa was honored as Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate of the Year by the National
Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Lisa worked
for many years as a faculty member and as Dean of Allied Health Professions at Lasell
College (Newton, MA). She also served as an Educational Consultant and Assessment
Expert for the American Physical Therapy Association (1997-2003). In 2006, Lisa
earned an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts (Boston), a doctoral program
that specializes in preparing leaders in higher education who are committed to fostering,
facilitating, and managing change in diverse settings. Lisa earned a Master’s Degree
in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State College and a Bachelor of Science
degree from Northeastern University in Boston.
Lily Pang, MBA
Director of Institutional Research
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Lily Pang, Director of Institutional Research, is a graduate of Pepperdine with a B.S. degree in
Business Administration and an MBA with emphasis in programming and quantitative analysis. Her
previous work experiences with the IT department include managing computer labs, teaching
technology classes, and providing consultation to doctoral students on data analysis using SPSS.
Lily oversees the statistical reports on the OIE website to ensure accuracy and timeliness in
satisfying the requirements for accreditation and compliances. She serves as the IPEDS keyholder
for the University. Lily also directs institutional research projects and performs comparative
analysis using data from national databases. She collaborates with the IT-Business Intelligence
team to create data warehouse portfolios using OLAP technology.
Jazmin Zane, PhD
Associate Director of Institutional Research
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Jazmin Zane joined Pepperdine University in 2013 as the Associate Director of Institutional Research.
Jazmin earned her doctorate degree in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, and
her research focuses on obesity, public-health policy, systems theory, and community-based participatory
research. Jazmin has worked on various research projects with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research,
the UCLA Psychology Department, the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and she was a co-investigator
on a fast food menu labeling study in the UCLA Department of Social Welfare. She has overseen the success
of several projects, including two community-based environmental health research projects conducted in
Los Angeles County. Jazmin brings a strong analytical background to OIE and has extensive experience with
quantitative data analysis in STATA. She handles national educational survey data requests for OIE, and
produces a wide range of analytic reports, including publication-quality research reports and analysis that
supports planning, institutional evaluation, and strategic decision-making within the University.
Atlas Yu, MPP
Senior Research Associate
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Atlas Yu, a Pepperdine alumnus from the School of Public Policy, joined the Office of
Institutional Effectives as a Senior Research Associate in May 2014. Atlas obtained
extensive research and statistical experience from various national institutions both
in the U.S. and China. In his current position, he assists with the development of the
data warehouse, collects, extracts, and creates data dashboards, and provides guidance,
assistance, and consultation for ePortfolies and LiveText. Atlas also supports both
students and faculty development in utilizing web-based tools for student learning.
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Leanne Portzel has served as office manager for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness since August
2015. Leanne has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit development, including capital
campaign strategy, donor communications, and foundation proposals. In her role at OIE, she uses her
organizational and writing skills to assist the department in supporting student success at Pepperdine.
Leanne holds a Master in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in
Political Science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.