Applied Data Science Task Force


In November of 2017, Fr. Sundborg convened a Presidential Task Force charged with designing a strategy for how the curriculum and academic programs at Seattle University can best respond to technological advances in areas related to Big Data / Data Science—which broadly understood includes data analysis, data visualization, data project management and social media management.


Chris Dale, Chief Quality Officer, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Swedish Health Services

Griffin Deebach, Director of Analytics, Triomphe Global Marketing

Gareth Green, Associate Professor of Economics, Albers School of Business and Economics

Matt Hickman, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences

Helen Jiang, Senior Analyst and Technical Fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Lin Li, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of Science and Engineering

Luke Marney, Instrumentation Manager, Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering

Patrick Murphy, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

Joe Phillips, Dean, Albers School of Business and Economics (Chair)

Chuck Porter, Retired CIO, Seattle University

Shawn Rider, Director of Web, Applications, and Technology Studies, School for New and Continuing Studies

McLean Sloughter, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of Science and Engineering

Brendon Taga, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Services, College of Education

Steve Tapia, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, School of Law

Chris Van Liew, Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology

Sarah Watstein, Dean, Lemieux Library

Campus Forums

A preliminary report is available for your review, as well as an executive summary of the report. The task force will share progress to date and solicit thoughts and suggestions moving forward at two campus forums, which will be held on the following dates/times: 

  • May 22, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30pm in Pigott 100
  • May 23, 2018, 3:45 - 4:45pm in Wyckoff Auditorium

If you are unable to attend one of the forums, please submit feedback here.