Torbet McNeil

Torbet McNeil is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona (UArizona). His dissertation is on data science higher education policy and management. His research interests also include ethics and interdisciplinarity. He has an MPA from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and a BA in international studies from Emory University. He is a Graduate Research Associate with the UArizona Institute for Computation and Data-Enabled Insights and co-leads the Data Science Community for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management. Previously, he was a Graduate Research Assistant for the UArizona Libraries’ Data Science Specialist. He served as a Data Science Ambassador for the UArizona College of Education through a program run by the UArizona’s Data Science Institute. He was awarded a Scholarship for Education Research to participate in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he took a course on machine learning.