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I am a PhD student and Sage Fellow at Cornell University in the Departments of Sociology and Information Science. I am also an administrator of Cornell's Social Dynamics Laboratory, co-founder of Cornell's Computational Social Science Reading Group, a 2018-2019 Social Networks & Health Fellow with the National Institutes of Health and Duke University, am a Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Macy and others on a two-year long, $335,000, NSF-funded research study, and a 2018 Facebook Artificial Intelligence PyTorch Scholarship Challenge recipient. Drs. Michael Macy, David Mimno, and Thomas Gilovich head my PhD Committee and advise my research on machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, social network analysis, cognitive science, and judgment and decision making. Across these areas, I have studied morality, identity, risk, biases, group dynamics, and conflicts between science, technology, culture, markets, organizational behavior, and evaluations. My recent work examines the diffusion of complex social contagion over social networks by integrating novel network analysis with computational, machine learning, natural language processing, and experimental methods. Since earning a Master of Public Health degree (2013) with a concentration in community health and health behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo, another branch of my research has centered on market analysis, epidemiology, and public opinion and policies concerning organic and genetically engineered foods. I earned my MA in Sociology from The University of Iowa in 2016 (with a focus in social psychology, social/cultural cognition, and social movements and collective behavior) and my BA in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2011 (where I also studied psychology, philosophy, and biology).
In addition to my research and teaching, I provide consulting and contract work to companies, organizations, and individuals. Please visit my Contact page to message me for more information if you are interested in working with me.
I live in Ithaca, NY, and am happily married to my wife, Jennifer, who is a Psychiatry Medical Resident. We enjoy cooking, baking, pickling, hiking, camping, and relaxing with our many pets.
Please note that all opinions expressed on my website(s) are my own and are not endorsed by any institution or organization with which I am or have been affiliated.