Welcome to my blog! The goal of this site, primarily, is to share tips, tricks and instructions about the R statistical programming language. I hope to also publish excerpts from my ongoing research from time to time.

Professionally, I am the Senior Data Scientist at the Church Pension Group in New York City, and have worked in the general area of social science/statistics for about fifteen years. In addition to my passion for statistical computing, I have a diverse background that has taken me into the fields of hospital chaplaincy, project management and, many years ago, auto repair. For fun I enjoy bicycle touring, running, and, of course, learning about in R.

This fall my coauthored book Agents of Neoliberal Globalization is coming out with Cambridge University Press.

Many thank’s to Homer White for his excellent knitr-hyde instructions and template, which form the basis of this site.