ICPSR welcomes new organizational and archive leaders A.J. Million, Allyson Flaster, Trisha Martinez, and John Lemmer


A.J. Million recently joined ICPSR as the new director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. 

In 2017, Million earned his PhD in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri. His research examines how and why public-sector organizations use information technologies, scholarly communication, research data management and public administration. His dissertation tested the relationship between forms of bureaucratic organization and innovation in the US state department of transportation websites. 

Examples of his published work include Innovating Support for Research: The Coalescence of Scholarly Communication? & Indispensable Institutions: Making a Case for Public Libraries as Local E-Government Service Administrators.

Before joining ICPSR, Million was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Information at the University of Michigan and a Research Librarian for the Missouri Department of Transportation.


Allyson Flaster recently joined ICPSR as the new manager of research activities for the College & Beyond II initiative. The initiative is led by a team of researchers here at ICPSR with the aim of testing and refining a set of measures that assess the value of a liberal arts education. 

Flaster earned her Masters in Higher Education at Harvard University in 2005, and her PhD in Higher Education with a concentration in Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017. She began her career in student and academic affairs, serving as an academic advisor for low-income students in a federal TRIO program, funded through the US Department of Education. Today, her research centers on the student experience in terms of financial aid and postsecondary stratification. Examples of her published work include Kids, College, and Capital: Parental financial support and college choice & Holistic Admissions After Affirmative Action: Does “Maximizing” the High School Curriculum Matter?

Before joining ICPSR, Flaster was a Research Fellow at the Rackham Institutional Research Office.


Trisha Martinez recently joined ICPSR as the new Director of Computing and Networking Services. Martinez is responsible for technology product development and operations within ICPSR. She oversees the operation of Virtual Data Science, Data Curation and Management of Restricted Data for research, as well as the dissemination of data for academic research.

Martinez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus on Decision Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington and received her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management. 

Before joining ICPSR, Martinez worked for over 18 years at the Ford Motor Company. She managed Ford’s consumer web services and their mobility analytics. She also worked in product management and advisory roles at Disney and Proctor and Gamble. Martinez has an insatiable curiosity and loves to solve problems. She loves building stuff, breaking stuff, and then building even better stuff.


John Lemmer joins ICPSR as the Assistant Director and Center Administrator for ICPSR. 

Holding various positions at the University of Michigan and in the private sector over the years, he brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to his ICPSR role. Most recently, John served on the University of Michigan Law School’s Senior Administrative team as the Chief Experiential Education Business Administrator. Lemmer graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. He is excited to return to his roots and re-join the ISR team where he initially began his professional career.


Contact: Aditi Sheth


Dec 2, 2019

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