SebastiÃ¡n DÃaz serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Technology, Learning & Culture at West Virginia University, teaching in the areas of Statistics, Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Education Law. He also serves as a Strategic Planning and Evaluation Consultant for WVUâ€™s Office of International Student Affairs and Global Services. His research currently focuses on developing measurement instruments and evaluation methodologies germane to Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management. As Senior Statistician for the PAR Framework project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he is conducting large-scale analytics on online course data from six colleges and universities. In his academic role, SebastiÃ¡n is helping develop at WVU a doctoral program focusing on Data-Driven approaches to Integrative Healthcare.
As a partner in Factored Knowledge, LLC, SebastiÃ¡n works with Dr. Phil Ice to help organizations capitalize upon emerging markets in analytics. Together they are currently writing a book addressing how Knowledge Management can be implemented more fully in Higher Education. SebastiÃ¡n also serves as President of Diaz Consulting, LLC, dedicated to helping clients develop sound data-driven practices within the KM framework. His experiences in academia range widely in administrative, student affairs, and academic sectors within a variety of disciplines. Before entering the tenure-track, SebastiÃ¡n worked as a medical educator at both allopathic and osteopathic institutions. It is upon this breadth of experiences that SebastiÃ¡n's perspectives on analytics and data-driven decision-making are predicated. SebastiÃ¡n earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Marietta College, a Ph.D. in Educational Research & Evaluation from Ohio University, and a law degree from the University of Akron.