I love technology, data, and people.
Hi, I'm Jesse, a Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management and Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. I live in Atlanta with my amazing wife Katie, our two kids, and our three-legged dog, Gator.
Currently, I teach classes across several programs (BBA, MBA, MSBA, MAF, Exec Ed) on data visualization, analytics, AI/ML, and internet technology. Previously, I've taught classes on business operations, systems analysis & design, data networking and security, web programming, and eCommerce strategy. My research focuses on how technology impacts markets and people. Most of my research involves machine learning, econometrics, and conducting randomized experiments.
I love tech and am currently serving as a board member of the Atlanta Technology Angels. I love hearing pitches, learning about new business models, and getting involved with early-stage tech startups, especially those from Atlanta or located in the Southeast. I also recently joined the board of directors of Georgia Organics, a non-profit that provides support to local and organic farmers.
I previously held faculty positions at the University of Arizona and George Mason University. I completed my PhD at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management in 2008, my MS in engineering from Minnesota in 2004, and my BS in engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1999. Prior to Academia, I worked as a management consultant at Accenture (I was there when it transitioned from Andersen Consulting) and as a research staff member at IBM Research.
My areas of expertise and interest include behavioral economics, econometrics, experiment design, online business models, data visualization, machine learning, data networking, security & privacy, talking in front of medium-sized crowds (50-150 people), Legos, Pokemon (at an 8-year-old level), Neal Stephenson novels, ice cream tasting, Arsenal FC, indie rock and indie hip-hop (primarily 1985-2010), movies of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, pop culture (through 2015 - I've recently realized I am old and out of touch), and cribbage.
I like to run, hike, ski, play/coach/watch soccer, and spend time with my family outdoors. I wish I was better at the guitar and I daydream about writing the next great tech/futurist novel.