Dr. Nicola Richmond
Dr. Nicola Richmond is the assistant vice chancellor of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness at Pima Community College, where she oversees strategic planning, institutional, and operational effectiveness, federal and state reporting, and ad hoc reporting at the institution. Dr. Richmond’s background is in extensive data analysis and research that most recently focuses on higher education, but her experience also includes the analysis of magnetometer data for the moon and Mars, and the application of cellular automata models to coastal environments.
Dr. Richmond holds a PhD in geology from University College London. Her doctoral research focused on the incorporation of aluminum and iron into deep earth magnesium silicate minerals using numerical modeling approaches from quantum mechanics and solid state physics. She has a strong interest in cross-disciplinary research approaches, including taking techniques from the sciences and bringing them to higher education research.