Brittany Babycos

Sr. Institutional Researcher
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


Brittany R. Babycos has eight years of experience as a researcher and data scientist. Energized by applied research, she takes pride in analyzing real-world problems using statistics, logic, and creativity to formulate practical and efficient solutions. As the Senior Institutional Researcher for UNM-Gallup, her primary goal is to increase student success by conducting statistical analyses that will enhance decision-making, strategic planning, and institutional self-assessment. In addition to serving on various UNM-Gallup committees and as an adjunct psychology instructor, Babycos was at the forefront of several institutional data projects including an environmental scan, weekly dashboard, and the creation of a customized UNM-Gallup program database.

Babycos holds an M.A. in psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a B.S. in psychology and criminal justice from Loyola University New Orleans. Her research interests are in the areas of industrial-organizational, clinical, and social psychology. Babycos is author of Domestic Violence Exposure and the Effects of Coping Flexibility and Gender Identity on Symptoms of Trauma and Depression (ProQuest Global, 2016) and a co-author of Trauma and Attachment in S. Hupp Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Components of Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth and their Parents (Cambridge University Press, 2018; with M., LeBlanc, M., Lilly, and M. Rostad) and Stereotypes: A Beneficial Necessity or a Harmful Convenience? in R. Feldman Understanding Psychology (McGraw Hill, 2014; with Jordan, L. and Coats, S.). Babycos was raised in Gallup, New Mexico and enjoys taking Zumba classes, solving jigsaw puzzles, cooking for her family, and hiking the many New Mexico trails. Babycos and her husband, Lucas, have enjoyed raising their three children in Gallup.

Conference Topic:

The relationship between Diversity, HR, and Institutional Research


The panel will discuss the relationship between Institutional Research (statistical data), Diversity (relationship), and Human Resources (who we hire) in setting and establishing campus culture. The three areas work jointly in practices as predictors in campus/organizational culture.

While discrimination (can result in the hiring process) and diversity are very different concepts, it is often educational to discuss them together because when people recognize each other's diversity, this can result in bias, stereotyping, and discrimination in hiring and the organizational culture. Institutional research shows how well we are doing through the assimilation and distribution of information and is helpful in establishing institution-wide goals.

The presentation is mutually beneficial and works together to support the institution’s diversity initiatives. Institutional culture is impacted by who we bring into our institutions/agencies through outreach, recruitment, hiring and retention.

Other Speakers on this presentation:

Melissa Johnson

Perphelia Fowler