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Stephanie Nevill

Stephanie Nevill

Director, Systems Analysis & Programming


MA, Experimental Psychology, East Carolina University
BA, Psychology, Meredith College


Stephanie Nevill is a systems analysis & programming manager who has authored multiple research reports for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), focusing on postsecondary education. In this role, she has provided support for education research by reviewing the literature, collecting data, reviewing data quality, performing fundamental quantitative data analyses, generating statistical tables, and editing reports. In addition, she serves as a project director and technical lead for NCES’s DataLab, which allows users to access a vast amount of education data collected by NCES through the College and Career Tables Library and PowerStats. Her responsibilities include overseeing budgets, coordinating with the NCES project director, supervising development teams, and ensuring quality assurance in PowerStats.

Ms. Nevill is a task director for the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) that six federal agencies sponsor: the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SED is an annual census of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from an accredited U.S. institution in a given academic year which then is used to assess the characteristics of the doctoral population and trends in doctoral education and degrees. The Restricted Data Analysis system (RDAS) is a secure online data analysis tool that allows users to interact, explore, and build custom tables using SED data.

Ms. Nevill works as the Help Desk Task Director and PowerStats Task Director for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study that collects comprehensive data on how students and their families pay for postsecondary education. The study involves field tests and full-scale implementations for both the main study and 2000/01 Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) Longitudinal Study follow-up study, which collects student data from approximately 1,000 postsecondary institutions using a web-based computer-assisted data entry application and includes more than 50,000 main-study student interviews. As the task director of the help desk, Ms. Nevill oversees a team of subject matter experts who respond to over 300 inquiries annually. The help desk allows NCES to track all user requests about NCES-related data and reports. The help desk is securely hosted at RTI and provides customized reports that allow requests to be tracked so that areas of interest about NCES projects can be identified. As the task director for PowerStats, Ms. Nevill is responsible for the loading of data into DataLab’s PowerStats, accuracy checks, and publication of NPSAS data in the DataLab tools.

Additionally, Ms. Nevill received her Foundational Certificate in Agile Practices at Duke University.

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