Contact Us

Assessment questions can be sent to

Institutional data requests can be sent to


Mimi Harris Steadman 

Ed.D. Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Title III Project Director
Office: RIC 316
Phone: 716-839-8567

Hired as Daemen’s first assessment director in 2006, Mimi also leads the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the Office of Academic Grants & Sponsored Programs, and directs a $2 million five-year US Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant.  In collaboration with Daemen’s CIO, she coordinates the Data & Information Committee.  Mimi earned her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S. from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. from Cornell University.  She is co-author, with K. Patricia Cross, of Classroom Research: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching.  From 2010 to 2012, Steadman served as founding President of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY), an organization that provides networking opportunities and low cost professional development to faculty and staff involved with assessment.

Karen Moronski-Chapman 

Ed. M., M.A. Data Analyst for Institutional Effectiveness & Title III
Office: RIC 314
Phone: 716 566-7879

Karen collaborates on data projects to help inform practice and policy at Daemen College and assists the Daemen community with assessment, data collection, analysis and communication of findings. Karen was elected to the board of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) in 2014, and is a frequent presenter at higher education and assessment conferences.  Karen offers professional development on assessment to the Daemen community and beyond, and is the founder of Daemen’s annual M&M (Manageable and Meaningful) Assessment Day held each June.  Karen earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Daemen College, an Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo, and an M.A. in Institutional Research from the University of Michigan.  She has several publications about college access and success, including a book entitled Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and Success.

Hella Jacob

Ph.D. Project Assistant Institutional Effectiveness & Title III
Office: RIC 317
Phone: 716 566-7878

Dr. Hella Jacob holds a Master of Arts degree in English from Regensburg University (Germany) and a Ph.D. in German Literature and Language from the University at Buffalo. She has taught German at different colleges, including for many years at UB. In addition to her background as a teacher, she has several years of experience as a membership professional in the nonprofit sector. Hella provides administrative and logistical support for the various events and programs that the CETL sponsors.

Robin King

M.S.W. Director of Academic Grants and Sponsored Programs
Office: RIC 102  
Phone: 716 839-7658

Ms. Robin King holds a B.A. in literature from the University of Vermont and a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. Ms. King has been working in the nonprofit field for 20+ years, with extensive experience securing and managing grants from private foundations, corporations, and government entities. She is available to assist faculty and staff with identifying funding opportunities, program development, grant writing, packaging proposals, contract management, and reporting.