Researcher moving into UX

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Qualifications

Researcher skilled in qualitative and quantitative analysis, with experience in academia, nonprofits, and healthcare. Presenter, interviewer, and writer, shifting into User Experience and Usability fields. 


Experience

EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER
Freelance (February 2017 – Present) 
Freelance and volunteer UX projects, including user review of a data analysis & visualization program, design and testing of a portfolio site, and early designs of an iOS app.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Fulcrum Research Group (June 2015 – January 2017) 
Managed field and data analysis for over 30 qualitative and quantitative market research projects, including first projects for four companies
Fielded and analyzed complex qualitative and quantitative datasets
Produced PowerPoint reports summarizing actionable findings
Moderated telephone interviews
Drafted and revised screeners, discussion guides, and surveys

INSTRUCTOR / TEACHING FELLOW
Massachusetts College of Art (September 2013 – May 2015)
Emmanuel College (September 2014 – December 2014) 
Boston University (September 2009 – December 2014)
6 years college-level instruction experience on difficult and sensitive topics, including religious freedom and diversity
Emphasized process-based approach to continue development after finals  

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE - DEGREE AWARDED 2013
Boston University Division of Religious and Theological Studies (September 2007-May 2013)
Completed doctoral degree in Religion and Society, with a sociological approach to media and religious lives in modern America
2 years of small-group ethnographic research, interviews, and fieldwork
Qualitative data analysis using grounded theory and narrative techniques
Secured and managed funding and review board approval for human subject research
Presented findings in academic articles, short-form summaries, and informal reports

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Spiritual Narratives in Everyday Life Project (September 2007 – May 2012)
Coded and analyzed qualitative data from one of the largest exploratory projects on American spiritual life

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University (September 2005 – September 2007)
Researched and wrote short reports on interfaith projects

STAFF ASSISTANT
Harvard Medical School  (September 2004 – August 2005)
Facilitated tenure process under Assistant Deans of Faculty Affairs
Assisted in major office turnover while maintaining monthly tenure process goals


Education

PH.D., RELIGION AND SOCIETY
Boston University, May 2013
MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
Harvard Divinity School, June 2007
BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH
Williams College, June 1999