Jeffrey M. Stanton, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1997) is Interim Dean and Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. During 2012 and 2013, Stanton was a Fellow of the American Council on Education in the Emerging Higher Education Leaders program. His campus placement was in the Office of the President at the State University of New York in Cortland. Prior to the A.C.E. Fellowship, Stanton was Associate Vice President for Research for Syracuse University, a rotating position for leadership development.
Stanton's academic speciality is organizational psychology, including personnel assessment systems, employee surveys, coaching, and institutional change processes. Dr. Stanton served as action editor for the journal Human Resource Management from 2004-2011 and he served on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, the premier methodological journal in the field of management, from 2003-2013. He has published research in job satisfaction, work-related stress, psychometrics, and statistics with a particular focus on self report techniques. He has conducted numerous research projects that have applied the principles of behavioral science and organizational research towards understanding the interactions of people and technology in institutional contexts. One substantive area is Information Technology workforce equity, an effort to promote higher participation of women and members of underrepresented groups in the information professions.
My interests in statistics have led directly into research on data mining and machine learning. As a result, I have begun to work in an emerging area called data science, which focuses on the management, analysis, and visualization of large data sets. I have published many scholarly articles in peer-reviewed behavioral science journals, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Human Performance. My articles also appear in Computers and Security, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Technology and People, the Journal of Information Systems Education, the Journal of Digital Information, Surveillance and Society, and Behaviour Information Technology. I have a number of book chapters on privacy, research methods, and program evaluation. My research has been supported through more than 20 grants, contracts, and supplements including the National Science Foundation CAREER award.