I work as a data scientist out of the DC area under the auspices of Beyond Spreadsheets, a data science LLC I started that has a current clientele focus of NGOs in the religion and public life space. Methodologically, I am a Swiss Army knife. I have either published or done client work using geospatial statistics, network analysis, machine learning, actuarial and demographic methods, qualitative methods such as interviews and content analysis, data visualization, unstructured data retrieval and cleaning, and advanced predictive analytics.

Additionally, I maintain an active research agenda as a social scientist, specializing in the areas of religion, fertility intentions (why people want the number of children they do), and sexuality, although I have worked with statisticians, demographers, psychologists, business academics, medical researchers, sociologists, evolutionary biologists, political scientists, and criminologists. I am a Non-Resident Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, teach at Catholic University of America, and have published over 20 peer-reviewed studies. My research has been reported on by The Guardian, Deseret News, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Christianity Today.

I am married with six sons, and I’ve written some fun listverse articles on the mathematics of infinity and complex languages.