About/CV

Curriculum Vitae

Experience

Elsevier, Inc. [2011 — Present; Ypsilanti, Michigan]

Consultant [August 2011 — Present]

Engaged with clients to provide tailored solutions for performance measurement, strategic planning, revenue development, activity reporting, and analytical challenges

Developed a reputation as a thought leader in the scientific research management community, with regular presentations at conferences focused on research networks, teams, and funding

University of Michigan Medical School [2008 — 2011; Ann Arbor, Michigan]

Senior Business Analyst [July 2010 — July 2011]

Designed econometric and financial models for analysis of the Medical School’s $500 Million research enterprise with primary design responsibility for reporting to top management, including multiple dashboard reporting systems

Led strategic and capital planning projects, including cross-functional teams and oversight of another analyst

Implemented emerging analytical methods and tools within the Medical School, and shared best practices in invited talks to campus-wide ‘business intelligence’ groups

Intermediate Business Analyst [April 2008 — July 2010]

Introduced new analytical and visualization methods, creating the necessary tools if none existed, resulting in formal intellectual property disclosures to the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer

Quantified previously unstructured data, permitting objective decision-making for targeted marketing campaigns and the allocation of space within a newly acquired research complex

Improved reporting delivered via dashboard systems; Reduced maintenance requirements

Developed new metrics and improved existing metrics to enhance organizational reporting capabilities

Sears Holdings Corporation — Product Repair Services [2005 — 2008; Grand Rapids, Michigan]

Project Management / Internal Consultant [June 2007 — April 2008]

Conducted regression analysis and elasticity testing, optimizing multiple tiered pricing models to maximize profit

Successfully completed multiple projects with field employees ahead of schedule and below budget

ISO [Quality Management System] Management Representative [January 2007 — May 2007]

Managed quality control and continuous improvement pursuant to ISO 9001:2000 registration

Acting District Operations Manager [March 2006 — December 2006]

Managed a variety of operating activities in the absence of a District Operations Manager, including a retail parts and service storefront, warehouse operations, and a customer service escalation department

Achieved national ranking in compliance and financial measures of 2nd among 47 District Operations Managers

Lead Support (Asset Management) [April 2005 — March 2006]

Education

University of Michigan — Stephen M. Ross School of Business [May 2011; Ann Arbor, Michigan]

Master of Business Administration [MBA] with Distinction (Honors), Emphases in Strategy and Finance

GMAT Score: 710 [Essays: 6, 6], 99th Percentile Verbal Score

Co-authored a Strategy case study to be published in a forthcoming book

Calvin College [2000 — 2004; Grand Rapids, Michigan]

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics, Dual Major in Business, Minor in Philosophy

Major GPA’s — Economics: 3.9, Business: 3.9, Overall: 3.7; ACT Composite: 32 [99th Percentile]

Tutored Economics at the invitation of the Business/Economics Department

Memberships / Participation:
-Calvin Business Forum

Awards / Honors:
-Calvin College Presidential Scholarship
-Lawrence and Delores Bos Scholarship
-John and Judith Bielema Scholarship
-State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship
-State of Michigan Merit Award

Sparta Senior High School [1996 – 2000; Sparta, Michigan]

High School Diploma

GPA: 4.0 [Weighted]

Dual Enrollment: JAVA, UNIX, UNIX Shell Programming at Grand Rapids Community College

Certified Novell NetWare Administrator v4.11

A+ Core Hardware/Software Repair

Memberships / Participation:
-National Honor Society
-Junior Achievement

Awards / Honors:
-Invitee, Junior Achievement Honors Gala

Projects

Research Networking and Research Profiling Tools

Arizona State University

Michigan State University

Oregon Health and Sciences University

University of California Davis

University of Michigan

University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

University of Utah

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona

Arizona University System Board of Regents / Arizona Commerce Authority

Michigan Corporate Relations Network

Excel Chart Templates

NIH Awards to U.S. Medical Schools in Federal Fiscal Year 2010

Working Papers

Transforming Relational Database Data into Network Structures Using Features Associated with a Unique Identifier

Inventions

Intellectual Property Disclosures

Forthcoming: Network Visualization Tool Processing/JAVA University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer

Forthcoming: Simple Text Mining [Implemented in Microsoft VBA/Excel for an Unknown Lexicon] University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer

Forthcoming: Simple Lexicon Discovery [Implemented in Microsoft VBA/Excel] University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer

Simple Text Mining [Implemented in Microsoft VBA/Excel for a Known Lexicon] University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer File # 4730 August 2010

Exhibitions

Visualization

Network Science Research Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center [MMOC] Nutrition Obesity Research Center [NORC] Member Collaborations in Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

Publications

Business Strategy

Woot: Welcome to the Warm Embrace of a New Game [Case Study and Analysis] in Afuah, Allan Internet and Web 2.0 Business Models [working title]

Scientific/Scholarly Research Networks

福成 洋 and Jeff Horon 学際研究の分析・評価手法と促進に向けての実践例 [Method and Tools for the Analysis and Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Research, and Practice for Promotion of Interdisciplinary Research] 28th Annual Conference of The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management November 2013

Fig. 7.10 and Fig 7.11 [Network images, pp. 123-124] in Börner, et al. VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Scholarly Networking and Discovery Morgan & Claypool 2012 ISBN: 978-1-60845-993-3

Invited Talks

Network Analysis [workshop] University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan March 2013

Research Networking Tools Workshop / Panel Science of Team Science [SciTS] Conference Chicago, Illinois April 2011

Forecasting University of Michigan Business Intelligence Community of Experts Ann Arbor, Michigan January 2011

Approachable Network Analysis University of Michigan Business Intelligence Community of Experts Ann Arbor, Michigan August 2010

Contributed Talks

Facilitating Better-than-Random Researcher ‘Speed Date’ Interactions at a Global Cancer Conference Science of Team Science [SciTS] Conference Evanston, Illinois June 2013

Building Better Teams: Innovative Approaches to the Design and Deployment of Researcher Recommendation Systems VIVO Conference Miami, Florida August 2012

Interventional Researcher Networking VIVO Conference Washington, D.C. August 2011

Developing Forward-Looking Metrics and Reporting University of Michigan StaffWorks Conference Ann Arbor, Michigan May 2011

Other Talks

Research Networking Strategies for Research Development Professionals National Organization of Research Development Professionals [NORDP] Conference Austin, Texas May 2013

Using Network Analysis to Increase the Impact of Center Grant and Team Science Proposals National Organization of Research Development Professionals [NORDP] Conference Washington, D.C. May 2012

Connect and Collaborate: Current Approaches to Research Networking National Council of University Research Administrators [NCURA] Region IV/V Spring Meeting St. Louis, Missouri April 2012

Posters

Data-Driven Matching for Fostering Relationships among Scientists: Quantitative Assistance for a Human-Centered Process Science of Team Science [SciTS] Conference Chicago, Illinois April 2012

Implementing SciVal Experts at the University of Michigan: Delivering Value by Understanding Socio-Technical Challenges and Organizational Maturity VIVO Conference Washington, D.C. August 2011

Understanding Faculty Research Expertise University of Michigan StaffWorks Conference Ann Arbor, Michigan May 2011

Developing Forward-Looking Metrics and Reporting University of Michigan StaffWorks Conference Ann Arbor, Michigan May 2011

Media

6 Michigan research schools set up database for businesses in need of expertise Detroit Free Press October 25, 2013

Expertise from Michigan’s research universities to be in online searchable database Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave October 24, 2013

Expertise portal connects businesses nationwide with resources at Michigan universities Elsevier Connect October 11, 2013

New Expertise Portal Quickly Connects Businesses With Top Michigan Universities WWJ Newsradio / CBS Detroit October 10, 2013

Online Portal Links Businesses, Universities WILX Lansing/AP October 10, 2013

Online Portal Links Businesses, Universities WLNS Lansing/AP October 10, 2013 [Expired Link]

Online Portal Links Businesses, Universities MLive/AP October 10, 2013 [Expired Link]

Online portal that links businesses, university researchers launches Crain’s Detroit Business/AP October 10, 2013

6 Michigan Universities Band To Connect Researchers with Business Campus Technology October 10, 2013

Metrics Evolve to Offer Forward-looking Analysis Proformative December 6, 2011

Hatcher Library exhibit showcases variety and value of scientific maps AnnArbor.com Web: May 11, 2011; Printed as Interactive Exhibit Marks the Spot May 15, 2011, Arts & Exhibits [C5]

‘Places & Spaces: Mapping Science’ opens March 7 at U of M Library Heritage Newspapers February 13, 2011