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How to Navigate in a Data-Driven World: An Information Session for the MA in Applied Policy Analysis Program at Goucher College

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

Many aspects of the world have become data-driven, which has increased the demand for professionals who could guide data-oriented conversations. Given society’s need for those with skills in data analysis, students in this program will be equipped with a diverse data-analysis toolkit that can be applied to various data- and policy-related questions. In this information session, Dr. Asha Shepard, the director of the program, will lead a discussion outlining the details of the program.

 Dr. Asha Shepard is an Assistant Professor in the Economics program and director of the MA in Applied Policy Analysis program. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His primary area of research lies in exploring the relationship between education policy and behavior—particularly for juveniles and young adults. He has been Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Goucher College since 2018, where he has taught a variety of courses including courses on Intermediate Economics, Econometrics, Causal Analysis, Game Theory, The Economics of Inequality, and The Economics of Crime. In addition to his teaching experience, he has experience in both the private sector and public sector in data and applied policy analysis.
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