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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.

Analytics

  • 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

Communication

  • 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

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