Dr. Dwight Davis, Ph.D, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Analytics; Sr Consultant
Pittsburgh, PA 15668

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Colorado Technical University
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Teach Graduate Courses within the Business and Management - Healthcare Management. Manage classroom and monitored student interactions and progress.
*Selected courses include:
* Business Intelligence and Visualization
* Data Analytics for Business (Decision Support Systems, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics)
*Time Series Analysis
*Create assessment criteria that clearly reflect students' level of understanding and ability to apply technical communication concepts
*Lead and engage students in Critical Thinking, Current Analytics Topics Discussions, and Advanced Problem Solving

Colorado State University
Adjunct Faculty of Business Intelligence and Analytics

Design, develop, review, and teach graduate and undgraduate Analytics courses. Manage classroom and monitored student interactions and progress.
*Selected Courses include:
*Data Mining
*Predictive Analytics (Neural Network, SVM, kNN, ML)
*Data Warehouse
*Database Concepts
*Create assessment criteria that clearly reflect students' level of understanding and ability to apply technical communication concepts.
*Lead and engage students in Critical Thinking, Current Topics Discussions, and Advanced Problem Solving

University of Phoenix
Adjunct Faculty

Facilitate courses in contemporary concepts of technical writing and technical communication. Manage classroom and monitored student interactions and progress.
*Create assessment criteria that clearly reflect students' level of understanding and ability to apply technical communication concepts
*Lead and engage students in Critical Thinking, Current Topics Discussions, and Advanced Problem Solving

Bank of New York Mellon
Vice President, IT Release Manager

Senior level Program and Project Manager that manages the integrated releases of the eight data management and architecture applications (departments). Define, review, approve, and implement the Release and Change Management strategy.
*Identify metrics and improve process to provide executive management with workload and performance trend.
*Develop and own the release management process: established policies to govern the process and champion adherence and improvements to the process.
*Lead planning and designing process as well as the build and configuration testing of hardware and software to release within the live production environment.
*Manage and control issues and risks for the duration of the release cycle to ensure release is well-organized successful deployment and close-out.
*Lead IT areas and business partners through the pre-implementation, implementation, and post implementation processes.

Highmark, Inc
Sr. Analytic Data Analyst/Lead EDW Analyst/Sr. BI Analyst/Sr. EDW Analyst/Project Manager

Sr Analyst and Project Manager using RUP, SDLC, and Agile to planned, maintained, and managed scope, schedule, budget, and risk of projects within the data warehouse. Successfully delivered data warehouse and analytical projects for the organization for 12 years.
*Successfully closed out and delivered analytical data capabilities and projects for the organization
*Verified enterprise data by conducting end-to-end analysis, cleansing, validating, auditing, and comparing data from various sources.
*Confirmed the accuracy of new data sources used by the analytic entities of the enterprise.
* Led functional efforts for projects, including guidance and education of less experienced analysts.
*Collaborated with cross-functional teams to provide data-driven analytics and communication insights to enhance analytical capabilities that enabled timely decision making.
*Successfully implemented high-profile projects as well as increase department's efficiency by 400%.
*Leveraged MS Access and Excel to create a program management reporting system that identifies defects, plans and create projects, provides resources demand and capacity, and assign suitable resources.
*Increased efficiency of program management analysts in determining release management risks that enabled reduction in resources from four to one.
*Enabled much wider range of more precise project planning and monitoring while maintaining number of staffs.
*Project manager of analytic team to integrate AHN Clinical data with HM Claims data
*Increased rate of target in project planning and reporting by reviewing assigned project managers reports and analyzing likelihood of achieving planned results.
*Improved rate and reliable recognition of at-risk projects.
*Identified at risk projects much sooner and worked with project managers, business managers, and directors to implement contingency plans.
*Oversaw complex Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) general ledger QA testing.
*Significantly reduced preparatory time while increased accuracy of test cases through the creation of automated templates.
*Created comprehensive documentation of process.
*Lead technical inquiries within the enterprise data warehouse system that supports finance and sales.
*Instrumental in leading work effort to enhance EDW and correct defects to EDW that have direct impact to the Finance department.
*Agile with working knowledgeable of various roles serving as Business Analyst (BA), Technical Analysts (TA), Quality Assurance Analyst (QA), and Project Leads when required.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Research Administrator

Administered budgeting processes and account management; developed and ensured consistent tracking and accounting processes; negotiated and developed contracts/budgets and approved expenditures. Provided Pre and post-award management for all grants and contracts for principal investigator in the group including grant submissions and detailed monthly reconciliation. Timesheet and personnel administration for laboratories.
*Ensured that investigators follow appropriate procedures for personnel recruitment, purchasing, and financial management and lab safety protocols.
*Maintained equipment log and service contracts.
*Administered grant renewal application of Institutional training grants in Oncology/Hematology Research.

Community College of Allegheny County
Research Analyst

Conducted Institutional research to determine the effectiveness of programs within the department of Allied Health. Served as the main resource for faculty and administrators for information affecting Allied Health.
*Developed plans, procedures and methods for assessing departmental needs, meeting goals and providing institutional research and analysis for various services.
*Created surveys and other experimental design when necessary; interpret statistical data, and assessment of student's success in the program.
*Various ad hoc research, analysis and report as requested by Dean and/or Vice President of Allied Health.

Eckerd Health System
Financial Analyst

Leveraged Access and Excel database by linking to various databases (Crystal, Oracle) to produce a single source of data to use within the finance and accounting departments.
*Leveraged Access and Excel to create financial performance reports.
*Performed Trend analysis, Gross Profit and Pro-forma analysis on PBM and MSP divisions of EHS and provided management reporting and advise managers on making decisions.
*Prepared balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for department managers.
*Compiled and analyzed financial information from general ledger accounts detailing assets, liabilities, and capital.
*Assist finance manager in preparation of monthly/yearly corporate forecast, plans and budgets.
*Assisted accounting personnel in Month End Closing.

University of Pittsburgh

Conducted primary research and analyzes data to determine efficacy of experimental intervention. As the leader of a team of five, supervised and coordinated the successful completion of several collaborative primary research projects.

University of Pittsburgh
Bachelors, Neuroscience/Biology

University of Phoenix
Doctorate, Organizational Leadership, Information Systems and Technology
University of Phoenix