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Keil Eggers
Keil EggersKeil is an Assistant Researcher at the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships (CPPR) and Research. Keil has developed CPPR’s SenseMaker® capacity and advises project teams on design, data collection and analysis. In his spare time, Keil conducts SenseMaker® analysis for Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre for Applied Complexity. He recently completed his M.A. of International Peace Studies thesis at the UN-Mandated University for Peace, with Dave Snowden as his advisor.
Kristen Eshleman
Kristen EshlemanKristen is Director of Digital Innovation at Davidson College. She leads a campus-wide innovation initiative focused on the design and research of mission-aligned experimentation that reimagines a traditional liberal arts institution in the current context. As part of Technology & Innovation, this initiative intentionally pushes the envelope to adapt and respond strategically to rapid changes in the digital age. In partnership with the Cynefin Center for Applied Complexity at the University of Bangor, she is also pursuing research on institutions as complex adaptive systems and how these might be optimally structured to foster and account for emergence.
Conor Hussey
Conor HusseyConor is a senior gender and sexuality studies major at Davidson College. He used Sensemaker for his senior thesis project on sexual assault and student-administration relationships. Next year, he will be working as a scholar coach for the Schuler Scholars program in Chicago.
Elena Jones
Elena JonesElena is a senior psychology major at Davidson College. She completed a sensemaker project this past year on alcohol use at Davidson alongside Ann Keating. She will be working as an analyst at CapTech consulting in Richmond Virginia next year.
Ann Keating
Ann KeatingAnn is a senior at Davidson College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Health and Human Values. This past year, she and Elena Jones completed a SenseMaker culture scan looking at alcohol use on Davidson’s campus.
Brent Maher
Brent MaherBrent serves as the Director of Academic Assessment at Davidson College, where he works with faculty to establish and assess learning outcomes to foster improvement. Brent is also a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the historical relationship between higher education and the federal government, particularly related to student aid, research policy and funding, and accreditation and accountability. While at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Brent served as a Doctoral Fellow at the Collaborative on Academic Careers on Higher Education (COACHE), which conducts two national surveys of faculty related to job satisfaction and factors influencing their decisions to stay or leave when they receive external job offers. Brent was a lead author on the latter survey, which was sponsored by the University of California Office of the President. Brent also authored a case of study of Boston University’s inaugural strategic plan and capital campaign, published by Harvard Education Press.
Annie Sadler
Annie SadlerAnnie is the Digital Learning Fellow at Davidson College, where she graduated in 2017. She works on various projects using SenseMaker to understand complex adaptive systems. She manages the Davidson Next initiative with edX and works on institutional innovation processes. She is interested in expanding the idea of what a classroom can be with a focus on experiential learning. She cares about student voice, equity, group facilitation and stories.
Paul A. Youngman
Paul YoungmanPaul is Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Professor of German, Head of the Department of German, Russian, and Arabic, as well as the founding Chair of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported Digital Humanities Committee at Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies. Black Devil and Iron Angel (Catholic University Press, 2005) deals with the railway in 19th-century Germany and We are the Machine (Camden House, 2009) is an analysis of the literary reception of computing and the internet in contemporary Germany. He has also published widely on Nanoscience and technology. His most recent publication, Complexity and the Human Experience (Pan Stanford, 2014), is an edited volume featuring computer modeling applications in the humanities and social sciences. Professor Youngman is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a holder of the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor in a combat zone.


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