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ELP Higher Education Program Seminar Series
Dr. Amy Bergerson and Dr. Mike Martineau
"The Promise and Perils of Data Analytics"
Thursday, February 1, 2018 -- 12:00 - 1:00 pm
SAEC Auditorium (Room 1151) - *refreshments will be provided
Dr. Amy Aldous Bergerson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah. Dr. Bergerson’s research focuses on college student persistence and success. In particular, she is interested in exploring what motivates students to stay in college, and how institutions can reduce systematic and institutional barriers to students’ persistence. Recently, Dr. Bergerson has been engaged in the implementation of an innovative approach to college student persistence through the Student Success and Empowerment Initiative.
Dr. Mike Martineau currently serves as the Director of Institutional Analysis at the University of Utah where he leads the teams responsible for official reporting and analytics efforts for the Institution. Dr. Martineau received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Utah. His research interests include Economics of Education and Applied Econometrics. Dr. Martineau’s dissertation research focused on the competitive effects of charter schools on K-6 academic achievement in Utah. For the past 9 years, Dr. Martineau’s research has been focused around areas of higher education factors influencing student achievement and outcomes. Particularly, his research provides empirical evidence of the efficacy of institutional programs and policies on student enrollment, persistence, and graduation outcomes. In addition to his work in Institutional Analysis, Dr. Martineau is an adjunct professor in the Department of Economics.