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Meet Our Staff

Cathan Coghlan, PhD


Cathan earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University, a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from the University of Georgia. Cathan joined TCU in 2001 serving as a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminal Justice for two years before moving to Institutional Research in 2003. Serving as the director since 2009, he has been an instrumental leader in the adoption of the Tableau platform for the delivery of visual analytics, the development of a student records data warehouse, the establishment of a data governance framework for the University, the transition from paper to online SPOT, and the adoption of Faculty180 as a Faculty Data Management tool.  He continues to focus on improving data quality and accessibility to facilitate data-informed decision-making across the university.  Before joining TCU, Cathan worked in the non-profit sector serving low-income families, victims of family violence, and persons with HIV/AIDS.


Lindsey Millns

Assistant Director, Reporting & Operations

Lindsey earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Denver and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing magna cum laude from St. Edward’s University.  She compiles and analyzes data required for official government reporting, ranking publications, and college guides such as IPEDS, NCAA, and U.S. News.  Lindsey oversees IR operations, budget, and marketing, and she designs dashboards for the new TCU Frogs Facts Data Analytics platform.  Before joining TCU in 2012, she worked in pharmaceutical sales and employee benefits.


Melissa Reeves

Assistant Director, Data Management & Analytics

Melissa earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Texas Christian University.  Since 2014, Melissa has worked in Institutional Research to provide data support for faculty, staff, and administrators to meet reporting and analytic needs.  Melissa prepares data for distribution and assists the IT department in the development of the TCU data warehouse for student analytics.  Before TCU, she worked in non-profit and higher education with a focus on grants and outcome evaluation.