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Elizabeth A.
Clune-Kneuer, M. Ed.
Associate Director of Institutional Research
Glendening Hall Room 254
Phone (240) 895-4274
Fax (240) 895-4472


Ross P. Conover
Research Analyst
Glendening Hall Room 237
Phone (240) 895-4304


St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Road
Office of Institutional Research
St. Mary's City, MD 20686


Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research at St. Mary's College of Maryland. We are here to assist the campus community with their information needs.

Office of Institutional Research Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Research at St. Mary's College of Maryland is the source for official institutional information and contributes to the high standard of excellence through supporting College goals by providing timely information to assist with planning, decision-making, and reporting.


We hope that this web site will be a resource to support your information needs.

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About the Staff

Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer

Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer is the Associate Director of Institutional Research. She completed her baccalaureate degree from the University of Delaware with a dual major in Economics and East Asian studies. She also possesses a Master of Education from the University of Virginia in Social Foundations. In 2009, she received a Fellowship from the Association of Institutional Research and the National Center for Education Statistics to support her Graduate Certificate from the Pennsylvania State University in Institutional Research, which she received in the summer of 2011. In the summer of 2011, Elizabeth was awarded a Fellowship to the National Data Policy Institute, which is operated by the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Elizabeth oversees federal, state, and institutional reporting; college guides; and surveys (Senior Exit; 1-, 5-, and 10-year-out alumni surveys; National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE); and Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE). Additionally, Elizabeth serves the College through participation as an administrative hearing officer.  She is the immediate past president for the 2012-13 Maryland Association of Institutional Research (MdAIR) Board of Directors. Elizabeth also is an active member of the North East Association of Institutional Research (NEAIR) and served on the Nominations Committee for 2011-12. Starting in November 2013, she will start her three year term on the NEAIR Steering Committee. Elizabeth has also presented at MdAIR, NEAIR, the Stevenson Assessment Expo, and Teaching Excellence Workshops. Elizabeth has also participated in college service through being a past member of the college’s strategic planning committee and has also served two terms as the staff senate secretary.  In addition to college and professional affiliation service, Elizabeth has also served as a New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation team reviewer.   

If you have a specific request that the information presented on the Web Site is unable to accommodate, please contact Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer via e-mail at or telephone at (240) 895-4274. Her office is located in Glendenning 254.


Ross Conover

Ross Conover is the Research Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting. Before joining the St. Mary’s OIRR, he spent three years working for the Government of the District of Columbia in the Economic Security Administration. Ross received his Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Sciences and a Comprehensive Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Towson University in Towson, MD. He is currently completing his Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Management with a concentration in Institutional Research and Planning from Drexel University. His research interests are retention of “at-risk” student populations, effectiveness of intervention strategies aimed at preventing attrition, and student engagement in higher education.  Ross is responsible for preparing federal, state, and institutional reporting and the college guides. 

If you have a specific request that the information presented on the Web Site is unable to accommodate, please contact Ross Conover via e-mail at or telephone at (240) 895-4304. His office is located in Glendenning 237.


 Alex Lenovitz

Alex Lenovitz is the Institutional Research Fellow through St. Mary’s Professional Fellowship Program. He is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Political Science. Prior to St. Mary’s, Alex graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, MD. Outside of the fellowship position, Alex is the captain of the varsity baseball team, student manager of Saferide, and involved with several academic honors societies.

Alex’s responsibilities include assisting Elizabeth and Ross in completing the goals and expectations of the Office of Institutional Research.

Justin Fiore

Justin Fiore is currently completing a work study program in the Office of Institutional Research, with a focus on web design and social media. Prior to this, Justin received his Associates degree from Wor-Wic Community College and while in the area, created a website for Interstate Container LLC.  He also wrote for, edited and promoted for Sports Media 101 in his two years there.  Justin’s aspirations at St. Mary’s College of Maryland are in the fields of Public Policy and Political Science.


Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or comments and we will be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful semester.

Elizabeth A. Clune-Kneuer, M.Ed.                         Ross P. Conover