Higher Education Consortia Staff


For general inquiries about the Delaware Cost Study, please contact us at ire-cost@udel.edu


Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

325 Hullihen Hall

162 The Green

Newark, DE 19716

Phone: (302) 831-2021


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Tom Eleuterio –  Program Manager

Tom Eleuterio (MS Statistics, University of Delaware) is the Program Manager for the Higher Education Consortia in the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Delaware. He provides statistical analysis for the National Study of Instructional Cost and Productivity (also known as The Delaware Cost Study). Other research experience includes analysis of securities escheatment for the State of Delaware and a special innovation project targeting the reduction of hospital readmission among Medicare-Medicaid recipients in West Virginia. Over the past two decades, Eleuterio has taught statistics at the secondary and undergraduate level in both public and private institutions in Delaware and is a certified mathematics instructor by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).



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Ti Yan – Institutional Research Analyst

Ti Yan joined the Higher Education Consortia (HEC) in February 2016. She communicates with institutional participants in the Delaware Cost Study to facilitate their understanding of the Study data requirements and interpretation. She analyzes different types of data associated with the Study and subsequently collaborates with the Manager and HEC staff to produce a series of outcomes, including national norms, web reports and the maintenance of databases. She received a doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her graduate research focused on English readers’ eye movement patterns during recognizing written words in sentences.


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Marcia Preston – Limited Term Researcher

Marcia Preston joined the IRE Cost Study team in 2019. Her work focuses on migrating quality data into the cost study data system, preparing reports for institutions and presentations for conferences, and expanding the research potential of the Delaware Cost Study. Marcia is currently an Education PhD candidate at UD and received a Master’s degree in Leisure Studies from Penn State and a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech. Her graduate research focused on investigating how children perceive learning and play, how children learn through play, and how physical activity is related to the development of executive function. Outside of work Marcia enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and staying active with her husband and their four children.



Joy Jordan – Data Support Specialist

Joy joined the Higher Education Consortia in August 2019. In her role, she serves as the primary liaison for members of the consortia. Her responsibilities include data validation, maintenance of the Customer Relations Management (CRM) system, and monitoring of the consortia’s web portal. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Joy held managment positions in financial Marketing, Communications, Public Relations and Event Planning. Joy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Drexel University; and certificates in Marketing Communications for Professionals from the University of Pennsylvania, and Meeting and Event Planning from Temple University.