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Amit Prachand

Amit Prachand

  • Associate Vice President for Information and Analytics, Northwestern University
  • Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Research Interests

Data analysis methods, process improvement and change management


Amit Prachand leads Institutional Research efforts to collect, integrate, and analyze institutional and external data to support institutional decision-making, planning, and policy development.  Before joining the Office of the Provost, he was the Managing Director, Planning and Administration, at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and helped develop infrastructure to advance the school’s thought leadership initiatives and to measure progress against the school’s strategic plan. Amit has previously held roles in the healthcare sector at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranging from administrator for the Division of Hospital Medicine to process improvement leader and in the manufacturing sector while leading continuous improvement activities at Saturn Corporation and RR Donnelley.  Amit received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Master of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.


  • MEng, Management of Technology, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University