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. Here is the presentation that was given at the October 23 and 24, 2018 forums. The task force will continue to share progress and solicit thoughts and suggestions moving forward. 

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