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Data analysis, analytics, vizualization of data 

Is the information I'm using the best possible?  Are there better ways of looking at data relevant to critical decisions? (data analysis)

  • Can relevant data for key decisions be gathered?
  • What are useful ways to summarize and measure?
  • What do the numbers mean for decisions?  Exactly what number, proportion, difference or trend will trigger a different decision?
  • What are the standard practices in using data to support decisions?
  • Can data and analysis made to be easily understood and persuasive?

Data analysis

  • Data analysis instructor - Montclair State University, Kean University, William Patterson University
  • Specialist in the practical business interpretation of numbers, and communication/persuasion with/about numbers.
  • Published academic research utilizing regression, network analysis, correlation, data visualization.


  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. (Communication), 2003
    •  Dissertation:  Structural Parameters of Information System Success:  Hierarchy, Leadership, Politics and Socio-technical Sub-systems.
  • Rutgers University, M.A. (Political Science), 1987
    • Thesis:  An Integrated Approach to Media Studies Using the Normative and Epistemological Framework of Critical Theory
  • University of Maryland, B. A. (General Studies), 1983
  • County College of Morris, A. A. (Humanities and Social Sciences), 1981

Publications and conference presentations

  • Current research:  Approaches to Student Motivation and Learning Strategy:  The Role and Value of Different Approaches in Modeling Outcomes in a Hybrid Class.
  • The Paradigm Shift in Organization Studies, Yanli Zhang*, Yawei Wang, William Colucci, Zhongxian Wang, International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 2011.
  •  Impact of the Placement and Quality of Face-to-Face Meetings in a Hybrid Distance Learning Course, William Colucci and Nicole Koppel, American Journal of Business Education, February 2010.

Conference presentations:

  • Approaches to student motivation and learning strategy:  The role and value of different approaches in modeling outcomes in a hybrid class, Academy of Business conference, New Orleans, March, 2013.
  • From the Tower of Babel to CSI:  What are the modern stories about technology telling us? –A look at TV science fiction and detectives shows, New Jersey Communication Association, College of St. Elizabeth, 2010.
  • Impact of Face to Face meetings in a Hybrid Distance Education Course, Clute Institute, Las Vegas, 2009 (session Chair).
  •  Reflecting on the Scholarly Culture of Communication Studies: Connecting With Each Other, Students and the Public, New Jersey Communication Association Conference, March 2005 (panel session organizer).
  •  Social Information Processing Theory Conceptualization and Specification for an Evolving Job Characteristics Model, International Communication Association, New York, 2005.
  •  A Communication Structure Approach to Explaining Information System Implementation Outcomes, New Jersey Communication Association, 8th Annual Conference, 2004.
  • A Brutal Test of a Beautiful Theory – Testing the Empirical and Theoretical ‘added value’ of  Socio-technical’ Theory, The New Jersey Communication Association, 8th Annual Conference, 2004
  • Structural Factors in Information System Implementation:  Hierarchy, Leadership, and Organizational Politics, International Communication Association, 2003.
  • The Effects of Participative Work Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry on Employee Attitudes and Communication Networks, New York State Communication Association, 2001 Network Evidence in a Recursive View of the Field of Mass Communication, International Communication Association, 1997.
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