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Research and data expert with a PhD in economic sociology from Northwestern University, with specialization in technology, organizational dynamics, markets, and culture. Fourteen years╩╝ experience planning, implementing, and teaching the full research process for qualitative and quantitative analysis, including: generating research questions, collecting primary data, developing frameworks for understanding the technological and cultural drivers of organizations, and extracting actionable insights from findings. Consulting experience in web and forecasting industries.


  • Extensive use of SPSS, STATA, and NVivo data analysis platforms
  • Conducted 80 formal interviews of futures traders and art specialists
  • Led over 200 informal and group interviews, assessing organizational culture and
    composition of financial and art markets
  • Performed six months intensive ethnographic research, comparing interviews
    with observations of how markets operate
  • Performed quantitative analysis of over 10,000 art auction records


  • Twelve years teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Barnard College,
    Columbia University, and Northwestern University in courses ranging from highly
    analytical and conceptual subjects to tactical execution of research.
  • Eight peer-reviewed publications, on technological changes in financial markets,
    culture and economics, the commodification of air pollution, and gender on the
    trading floor
  • Presented 25 papers at conferences nationally and internationally.
  • Trained over 70 students in research methods. Coached over 50 students to
    implement their own research for senior theses and graduate dissertations

Key Skills include:

  • Qualitative research: Expertise using NVivo data software
  • Quantitative research: Expertise using SPSS and STATA data software
  • Data Mining / Inductive research
  • Social scientific, theory-driven research
  • Research Proposal & Consulting Proposal writing
  • Teaching the research process