John Gnadinger, MBA
Director | Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium
John Gnadinger brings more than three decades of management experience with national and international organizations to his position as director of the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium. In his most recent position, he served as the director of Engineered Solutions for Johnson Controls that serves customers in transportation, government, retail, education, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. He has over eight years of experience running an entrepreneurial, independent organization with Johnson Controls which was responsible for the development, deployment and global sales of several IoT, analytics, big data, business intelligence visualization and reporting software platforms. He brings real-world experience with analytics and business intelligence to this position.
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Wayne Wendling, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer | School of Business
Dr. Wendling earned his Ph.D. in economics and has conducted research and published in areas of applied economics and business analytics. His teaching experience and interests are in applied business analytics, managerial economics and quantitative predictive methods. During his accomplished professional career, he has served in multiple senior leadership roles in which he built business analytic and predictive modeling groups, delivered multiple analytic models and developed a wide range of data tools. He has worked for several large organizations, including two major insurance providers along with a national non-profit. He has experience in the use of analytic computing tools including SPSS, SAS and R in addition to text analytics.
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Julio Rivera, Ph.D.
Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics
As the Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics, Dr. Rivera teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in applied business analytics and performs outreach through the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC), which is spearheaded by Carroll’s School of Business. Dr. Rivera is an international leader in the undergraduate research movement and is emeritus president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), where he was president and served on its executive board. He has worked in three National Science Foundation grant programs to expand undergraduate research opportunities for students, and also serves as a consultant to government, business and higher education. The Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics endowed faculty position was established in 2019 through a $5.5 million bequest from Bill Yersin ’63.
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Katie McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Applied Business Analytics and Yersin Fellow
Katie McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics, information technology and analytics, and has earned degrees in computer engineering, technical communication, and clinical and medical informatics. Beginning her career as an embedded software design engineer, she discovered a passion for the medical industry. This passion led to technical and leadership positions within the BloodCenter of Wisconsin (now Versiti) and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). While working full-time, she began teaching as an Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) adjunct instructor within medical informatics. In 2013, she became an assistant professor and the MSOE program director for the Master of Science in Medical Informatics program (jointly offered with MCW). During this time, she was responsible for developing and delivering several undergraduate and graduate courses in medical informatics, information technology, and business analytics. In her current position, she will continue teaching undergraduate and graduate courses while pursuing research interests in healthcare analytics.
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