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  • I am a political appointee in the Obama administration, currently serving as Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Office of the President (the cluster of 11 offices including the White House, National Security Council, US Trade Representative, and the Council of Economic Advisers that support the daily operations of the Presidency). In this position I work with budget and accounting numbers every day, and am often required to interpret and explain this financial information for other...

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  • I picked MSS because I liked to see how math could be applied to social science questions. After Dartmouth, I went on to a 20+ year career in managing human services. I always had more than a passing interest in the data. When I was director of a homeless shelter, I wondered, is it a better outcome if the people who are homeless leave for housing within a month or is it better if they stay 3 months but the return to the shelter rate is lower?  In 2005, I was self-employed grant writing and...

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  • I picked MSS because I liked to see how math could be applied to social science questions. After Dartmouth, I went on to a 20+ year career in managing human services. I always had more than a passing interest in the data. When I was director of a homeless shelter, I wondered, is it a better outcome if the people who are homeless leave for housing within a month or is it better if they stay 3 months but the return to the shelter rate is lower?

    In 2005, I was self-employed grant writing...

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  • I graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1984. I still use skills I learned while an MSS major. The practice of medicine has become very data driven. As a result of my MSS training, I am better able to understand the data I often have to review to improve the practice of medicine. (10/2014)

  • I have had a chance to combine my math and SS skills into a full career. I have taken the process skills from math and combined them with the people skills of SS. Today I am the managing director of the largest professional facilitation and facilitation training company in the US. We lead executives and teams through a variety of processes, including strategic planning, team building, issue resolution, process improvement, etc. It's a fantastic combination of the hard and soft skills of MSS...

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  • I am Academic Dean at the Moses Brown School, and am currently looking into the new AP Computer Science Principles course as we try to reinvent & strengthen our students’ STEM experiences and opportunities. (10/2014)

  • One of the things I'm most proud of is directly connected to my experience in the MSS program at Dartmouth: I wrote a book!

    The book is Analyzing Multivariate Data (co-authored with Paul Green and J. Douglas Carroll).

    I wrote it after teaching a PhD course...

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  • My career has included the ongoing use of math and social sciences as combined disciplines. Whether quantitative analysis of federal programs as a staffer at the White House Office of Management and Budget or crunching numbers related to consumer buying patterns as part of private business consulting work that I did for a number of years, or more recently assessing effectiveness of different advertising and marketing programs for the boutique Virginia winery that I own, the concept of...

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  • My MSS degree has been invaluable my entire career. After programming computers for a few years I got an MBA and moved into finance. I did a stint as a CPA in public accounting and then became a CFO for several years. 10 years ago I completed an PhD in Business and now I have appointments at Geisel School of Medicine and the Tuck School of Business where I teach healthcare finance and am the Faculty Director of Dartmouth’s Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science (MHCDS) program. I also teach...

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  • Leading economics Ph.D. programs select their graduate students largely based on their aptitude in mathematics. My Math and Social Sciences honors major undoubtedly helped pull me out of the pack of applicants, allowing me to get into the Yale Ph.D. program (not to mention finish the program). (10/2014)

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