Peter J. Barwis
Capture Higher Ed
2303 River Road, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40206
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
Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 2002, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
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.
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.
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
Barwis, Peter J. and Kent Redding. “Democracy: Terror’s Antidote or Breeding Ground?”
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”
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.
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
Statistics and Research Methods, 2011
Social Movements and Collective Action, 2011
American Sociological Review
Mobilization: An International Journal
American Sociological Association
American Association for Public Opinion Research
ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
National Association for College Admission Counseling