Mary Ann Latter

Mary Ann Latter is a Senior Research Director in NORC's Education and Child Development Department and Director of the Higher Education Analytics Center. Latter has more than 15 years of experience working on large data collection projects and 10 years managing these projects. Latter has extensive experience leading multi-mode data collection projects including web, pencil and paper instrument, computer assisted telephone, and in-person interviewing. Latter has served as the project director for the Survey of Earned Doctorates for 10 years and most recently as the project director for the College Board’s redesigned Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES). ACES is a free online service from the College Board for colleges and universities. It helps institutions answer important questions about the College Board assessments used to admit, place, and advise students. NORC redesigned the ACES system for College Board making it more interactive and intuitive for users along with creating additional reports on student completion and retention.

Prior to joining NORC, Latter was a supervisory economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics where she assisted in the management of the data collection activities for the Bureau's mid-west region.