Julie Wren joined the Ballmer Institute in March 2022 as the Associate Director. Prior to this role, Julie served as the assistant dean for accreditation and academic operations in the College of Education. Julie was integral to enhancing the college’s accreditation and assessment infrastructure, increasing access and utilization of academic data, and supporting new academic initiatives. Julie successfully led the college through its inaugural national accreditation bid resulting in an official commendation for the college’s engagement in continuous improvement and persistent investigation of opportunities for innovation. Externally, Julie has partnered across her tenure with the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission on policies to improve the diversity and cultural competence of the educator workforce. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Julie worked in institutional research at the University of Illinois at Chicago as the associate director of data analytics in the Office of Institutional Research. Julie completed her undergraduate and master’s level training in psychology and holds a PhD in research methodology from Loyola University Chicago.