My academic and professional interests are somewhat varied. My academic interests aligning with my professional career include artificial intelligence and machine learning, decision support systems, database management, data warehousing, database mining, and business intelligence. Professional experience includes 20 years of industry experience in information systems and decision support systems with an emphasis on data warehousing, database marketing, predictive modeling, customer profiling and other strategic information systems related areas as well as 10 years of experience teaching in these field at the undergraduate and graduate level.
I also have an academic and personal interest in the field of Celtic studies and am currently doing postgraduate work in the field with The University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
My previous academic work includes:
Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems
Focus: Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence Systems
Dissertation Topic: Supervised Learning Methods to Enhance Customer Lifetime Value Models for Multi-Channel Retail Sales Organizations
University of South Florida
College of Business
M.S. in Management Information System
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management
University of South Florida
College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. in Religious Studies
My teaching experience includes:
July 2017 – Present
MAMC506: Essentials of Big Data and Deep Analytics in the Media and Communications Graduate Program. Authored this course for Adler University in early 2017.
MAMC 508 Law, Ethics, and Privacy in the Digital Age in the Media and Communications Graduate Program.
MAMC 509 Converting Audiences to Advocates with Paid Digital Media Optimization
in the Media and Communications Graduate Program. Authored this course for Adler University in Summer 2017.
Adjunct faculty in the Masters in data analytics program.
DAT 640: Predictive Analytics, which uses R and Rattle as the platform for hands-on projects in predictive analysis and analytics.
DAT 530 Presentation and Visualization of Data, which introduces students to tools such as Tableau and Qlink for BI and data visualization.
2003 – June 2017 (14 years)Greater Nashville Area, TN
Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Business Administration and the Information Systems and Technology departments. Courses taught including database design and database systems courses, quantitative methods and statistics, and management theory.
Served as Lead Faculty/Area Chair for Strategic Analysis and Planning subject area from Aug 2013-May 2016.
Subject Matter Expert for the revision of Statistical Techniques In Business Course (QNT/561)- May-June 2015
**The Nashville Campus of UoP closed in late 2017.