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Peter J. Barwis

Capture Higher Ed

2303 River Road, Suite 201

Louisville, KY 40206                                                                         

pbarwis@capturehighered.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

            Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, 2017, University of Notre Dame

            Dissertation: Power and Mobilization: The Problem of All-Volunteer Force Enlistment

            Research Areas: Quantitative Methods, Social Movements, Military Sociology

 

            Master of Arts, Sociology, 2007, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

            Thesis: Facilitating Terror, Preempting Terror: Explaining the Presence and Absence of

International Terrorism

 

            Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 2002, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

Senior Data Scientist, Capture Higher Ed, Louisville, KY 2015 – present

Design and develop cutting-edge predictive analytic products using reproducible research techniques and machine learning technology.

 

Chief Executive Officer, Third Coast Analytics, South Bend, IN 2009 – 2016

Design prediction algorithms for college admissions offices, produce data visualizations and data-driven insights with the latest statistical tools, and run a company with four employees.

 

Statistician, Consulting, Eagle, WI 2007 – present

Provide rigorous statistical analysis for legal clients including statistical programming, research review, and research replication.

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2009 – 2016 National Protest Event Survey (NSPE).

Primary Investigator: Kraig Beyerlein

 

Statistician, Office of Institutional Equity, University of Notre Dame, 2007 – 2009

Produce university-wide statistics for affirmative action reporting.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Beyerlein, Kraig, Peter Barwis, Bryant Crubaugh, and Cole Carnesecca. 2016. “A New Picture of Protest: The National Study of Protest Events,” Sociological Methods & Research

 

Redding, Kent, Peter J. Barwis, and Nik Summers. 2009. “Elections and Voting.” in Handbook of Politics: State and Society in a Global Perspective, edited by K.T. Leicht and J.C. Jenkins.

 

UNPUBLISHED PAPERS

           

Barwis, Peter, Daniel Escher, and Justin Farrell. “Risking a Damaging Burn: Heterogeneous Risk in the Earth Liberation Front”

 

Barwis, Peter J. “Tactical Configurations of Modern Piracy: Blitzkrieg, Ambush, and Shinobi”

 

Barwis, Peter J. “Facilitating Terror, Preempting Terror: Explaining the Presence and Absence of

International Terrorism”

 

Barwis, Peter J. and Kent Redding. “Democracy: Terror’s Antidote or Breeding Ground?”

 

WHITE PAPERS

 

            Barwis, Peter J. 2013. “Process Overview of Machine-learning Model Development”

 

            Barwis, Peter J. 2013. “Does Tuition Discount Matter for Yield and Enrollment?”

 

            Barwis, Peter J. 2013. “How Do Selectivity and Yield Affect Graduation Rates at Private Colleges?”

 

            Barwis, Peter J. 2013. “Visual Analysis of Admissions Funnels from IPEDS Data”

 

            Barwis, Peter J. 2013. “Emerging Markets for Recruiting International Students in 2013”

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Barwis, Peter J. 2011. “Modern Piracy: Successful Tactical Configurations”

 

Barwis, Peter J. and Kent Redding, 2010. “Turning, Tipping, and Terror: Temporal Disaggregation and Non-linear Effects of Democracy and Terrorism”

 

Barwis, Peter J. and Kent Redding. 2007. “Democracy: Terror’s Antidote or Breeding Ground?”

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociology Association.

 

Barwis, Peter J. 2007. “The Comparable Worth of Terror Theories: Testing the Explanatory Power of

Structural Theories of International Terrorism.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

           

            Introduction to Sociology. TA, 3 Sections, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Fall 2005

 

            Introduction to Sociology. TA, 5 Sections, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Spring 2006

 

            Introduction to Sociology. TA, 5 Sections, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Fall 2006

 

            Introduction to Sociology. TA, 5 Sections, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Spring 2007

 

QUALIFYING EXAMS

Statistics and Research Methods, 2011


Social Movements and Collective Action, 2011

REFEREE

 

            American Sociological Review

Mobilization: An International Journal

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

American Sociological Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

            ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements  

            National Association for College Admission Counseling