CAREER
 
CAREER

WORK EXPERIENCE


April 2009-Present
Director (July 2016-Present)
Director of Research (April 2009-June 2016)
Arkansas Research Center (ARC), founded 2009 through multi-year grants from the
National Center for Education Statistics to the Arkansas Department of Education.
Sustained by WDQI Grants to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services since 2012.
The University of Central Arkansas provides fiduciary services to ARC.
Primary focus is the Arkansas Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) created in 2009
for Arkansas education and workforce data, in collaboration with various state agencies.


April 2000-Present
Owner of MRGH LLC (2007-Present)
Founder of MRGH Consulting, MRGH.com (April 2000-Present)
MRGH (multimethod research, graphics, and heuristics)
provides expert consulting for technical services.



September 2010-Present
Appointed as Affiliate Faculty, UALR IQ Graduate Program
Allowed to teach graduate courses, supervise graduate student research,
and serve as dissertation committee member for Integrated Computing Ph.D.

Senior Research Investigator for the Center for Advanced Research
in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ), 2009-2012.
2008-2009, Part-time lecturer, Information Science department.
Instructor of Internet Technologies course, IFSC 1310, Spring 2008.
Lab instructor (team member) for Information Quality Tools graduate course, Spring 2009.


June 1998-April 2009
Full-time associate at Acxiom Corporation in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Positions and functions held include data developer / research analyst,
database administrator, website administrator, and team leader.
Received divisional awards for innovation and performance on multiple occasions.
Primary focus was assessment of information quality for incoming data sources,
using proprietary tools, industry standards, and statistical methods.



1996-1998
Student internship with QualChoice/QCA of Arkansas.
Responsibilites included database administration, report generation,
software development, technical and network support.


1995-1996
Student internship with IBM / IBM Global Services
Software development and mainframe computer operations.


HOBBIES

Author of ValiantComics.com and other Valiant comic book references since 1997
Administrator for ValiantFans.com and earlier message boards for Valiant fans since 2002
Advisor to Gemstone Publishing for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide since 2002
Author of CGCdata.com, an analytical website for CGC graded comic census information since 2003
Contributor to articles in Comic Buyer's Guide by Krause Publications (2004-2010)
Contributor to articles in Overstreet's Comic Price Review by Gemstone Publications (2004-2005)


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