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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
BS Economics, 1986
3.86 GPA
Dean's List, Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship

MS Certifications

  • MCITP: Database Developer 2008
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Database Development
  • MCSD
  • MCP

MS Exams

  • Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development
  • Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Designing and Implementing Web Solutions with Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0
  • Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solution Architectures
  • Designing and Implementing Distributed Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
  • Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
  • System Administration of Microsoft SQL Server 6.5
  • Implementing a Database Design on Microsoft SQL Server 6.5
  • Microsoft Access for Windows 95 and the Microsoft Access Developer’s Toolkit

Coursera Certificates

  • Data Analysis and Statistical Inference, Duke University
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Johns Hopkins University
  • R Programming, Johns Hopkins University
  • Getting and Cleaning Data, Johns Hopkins University
  • Exploratory Data Analysis, Johns Hopkins University
  • Reproducible Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Statistical Inference, Johns Hopkins University
  • Regression Models, Johns Hopkins University
  • Practical Machine Learning, Johns Hopkins University
  • Developing Data Products, Johns Hopkins University
  • Machine Learning, Stanford University

Military Experience

Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
Basic Russian Course, 1976
Honor Graduate

USAF School of Applied Cryptologic Sciences, San Angelo, TX
Honor Graduate, 1976

US Naval Communications Station, Rota, Spain
January 1977 – June 1979
Cryptologic Technician / Russian Interpreter
Collected and interpreted Russian-language materials aboard reconnaissance aircraft, employing a variety of electronic equipment. Cited for outstanding language proficiency. Position required a Top Secret security clearance. Achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Naval Expeditionary Medal, and Aircrewman designation. Honorable Discharge. Went to college on the GI Bill after discharge.