J.J. DeSimone

J.J. DeSimone
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J.J. De Simone is currently is the Managing Director of Data, Analytics, and Reporting for Teach For America, a leading nonprofit organization in education. Previously, J.J. worked as a data scientist for various industries, including marketing, insurance, behavioral health, and telecommunications, among others. His professional passion is in building and deploying predictive models, however, he loves all aspects of a data analytic project, including data mining, pulling, exploration, visualization and analysis. J.J. loves sharing his passion for analytics work with others. J.J. holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas (a 2009 J-School alumnus), and a B.A. in Mass Media from Baker University. A portion of J.J.'s dissertation was recently published in the peer reviewed journal, Teacher Development. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, son, and amazing dog.


Mass Media, Baker University
Journalism, University of Kansas