Amanda Brodish

  • Associate Vice Provost for Data Analytics

Key Areas

Advanced data analytics • predictive analytics • higher education data • data analytics projects • rankings • benchmarking • Pathways • data use in academic institutions • student success • Institutional Research • surveys

Associate Vice Provost Role

As Associate Vice Provost for Data Analytics, Amanda Brodish works to promote data-informed decision-making across the University. Toward this end, Amanda oversees the Office of Institutional Research—the official reporting office for the University of Pittsburgh— and the Data Analytics Team. The Data Analytics Team produces reports, dashboards, and analyses—predictive and descriptive—to improve operational efficiency and student outcomes. In addition, Amanda leads the implementation of Pathways, Pitt’s student success and advising platform. This platform provides real-time data to advisors, including predictive analytics around the probability of key student-related outcomes, to help them leverage data to support students.

Professional Biography

Associate Vice Provost Amanda Brodish started at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 as a Data Analyst in the Office of the Provost. In 2016, she and Steve Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Budget and Analytics, formed the Data Analytics Team to support data-informed decision-making initiatives throughout the University. In 2021, Amanda was named Associate Vice Provost for Data Analytics when the Office of Institutional Research was moved from the CFO’s Office to the Office of the Provost under her supervision.

Amanda’s research focuses on the cognitive and health impacts of stereotypes and discrimination. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison examining the impact of stereotypes on women’s math performance. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, Amanda completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, conducting research on the impact of racial discrimination on health and well-being.

Education & Training

  • PhD in Social Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA in Psychology, Boston College

Representative Publications

  • Jones, O., Ehrlich, K., Brett, B., Gross, J., Mohr, J., Hopper, E., Dinh, J., Malanchuk, O., Peck, S., Brodish, A., Adam, E., Eccles, J., Kemeny, M., & Cassidy, J. (2016). Perceptions of parental secure base support in African American adolescents and young adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 1168-1185.
  • Adam, E., Heissel, J., Zeiders, K., Richeson, J., Ross, E., Ehrlich, K., Levy, D., Kemeny, M., Brodish, A., Malanchuk, O., Peck, S., Fuller-Rowell, T., & Eccles, J. (2015). Developmental histories of perceived racial discrimination and diurnal cortisol profiles in adulthood: A 20-year prospective study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 279-291. 
  • Peck, S., Brodish, A., Malanchuk, O., Banerjee, M., & Eccles, J. (2014). Racial/ethnic socialization and identity development in Black families: The role of parent and youth reports. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1897–1909. 
  • Fuller-Rowell, T., Cogburn, C., Brodish, A., Peck, S., Malanchuk, O., & Eccles, J. (2011). Racial discrimination and substance use: Longitudinal associations and identity moderators. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 581-590. 
  • Brodish, A., Cogburn, C., Fuller-Rowell, T., Peck, S., Malanchuk, O., & Eccles, J. (2011). Racial discrimination and healthy development from adolescence into young adulthood. Journal of Race and Social Problems, 3, 160-169. 
  • Brodish, A., & Devine, P. (2009). The role of performance-avoidance goals and worry in mediating the relationship between stereotype threat and performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 180-185.