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Carlson Analytics Lab Faculty & Staff

Carlson Analytics Lab projects are supervised by Carlson School faculty and professional staff. Professors from the Information & Decision Sciences department advise all student consulting teams, providing expertise on analytics approaches and techniques. Professional staff guide students on best practices related to project management, problem solving, and communication.

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas

Director, Communications & Programming

Lee coaches students on effective communication strategies for analytics work. He also teaches information design in the University of Minnesota's graduate programs in technical communication. 

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Melodie Bard

Director, Operations & Student Services 

Melodie connects with companies to develop and scope analytics project proposals. She also works with student teams executing the work.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Director, Business Development

Patrick connects with companies to discuss their analytics project needs and develop project proposals. He also works with student teams executing the work. 

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