I live on a farmette in Central Maine, where my wife and I grow berries, fruit, veggies and flowers. When I’m not outside, I develop tools and tech for higher ed. At Colby, I oversee the Prospect Research team and develop new approaches to modeling and visualizing fundraising data. I also serve on the campaign leadership and principal gifts teams and have developed proposals for 8-figure charitable contributions.

Here are a few other things of note:

  • I was a founder of Third Coast Analytics, a successful and profitable stats consulting firm the IP of which was recently acquired by Capture Higher Ed;
  • A one-page version of my resume is available here (current as of Feb 2017);
  • I have had the opportunity to work at several great colleges, including Carleton, Colby, and Reed;
  • I like teaching…I taught Latin and recently “retired” from teaching online courses in sociology; and
  • My College Explorer app is featured in RStudio’s Showcase and I am on their list of consultants.

Latest Blog Post

11 Jul 2016 . tech . Acquisition Comments

Capture Announces the Acquisition of Third Coast Analytics’ Intellectual Property for Financial Aid Optimization

New yield models offer individual student financial aid adjustments to reach enrollment targets

LOUISVILLE – Ky. Louisville-based student recruitment firm, Capture Higher Ed, has announced today the acquisition of Third Coast Analytics’ (TCA) machine-learning model development platforms for an undisclosed amount. This technology includes proprietary methods for adjusting financial aid dollars on a per-student basis to optimize enrollment yields. Also, this newly acquired intellectual property includes methods to assist selective institutions in setting financial incentives to reach demographic profile enrollment targets. Integration...

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  • 2015 - Today

    Colby College,
    Director Advancement Strategy & Analysis

  • 2014 - 2015

    Reed College,
    Data Visualization Technologist

  • 2010 - 2016

    Third Coast Analytics,
    VP Research

  • 2010 - 2012

    Carleton College,
    Assistant Dean of Admissions

  • 2008 - 2010

    University of Notre Dame,
    Grad School - Sociology, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity

  • 2003 - 2003

    Carleton College,
    Undergrad - Sociology & Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude


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