Faculty and Advisory Board

Learn analytics from leading practitioners.

Faculty for our Strategic Analytics program represent the best in the field. These respected professionals share their expertise and real-world experiences in strategic data analytics with you. You’ll also benefit from their connections, which can help you meet your career goals.

Meet Our Featured Faculty

Mark Coleman
Program Chair of Strategic Analytics
Director of Analytics and Advanced Insights, Advisor360
Pronouns: he/him/his

Mark Coleman, MA, is the director of analytics and advanced insights at Advisor360. He previously held senior analytical management and data science roles at Carbonite, Warner Brothers, The Hartford, and Liberty Mutual. He was also founder and CEO of a successful analytics consulting and forecasting practice serving the institutional investment community. He is a regular speaker at analytics industry forums.

Mark has an MA in economics from Boston College, and a BA in applied mathematics and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Ross Morrone
Program: Strategic Analytics
Chief Marketing Officer, Youngstown State University

Ross Morrone, McIS, is the Chief Marketing Officer at Youngstown State University. He has been an adjunct faculty at Brandeis since 2014, teaching RSAN 130: Data Visualization for Strategic Analytics, RSAN 140: Marketing and Customer Analytics, and RDMD 110: Search Engine Marketing and Optimization. Follow Ross on Twitter and listen to his podcast, "This is Marketing," on iTunes.

Keishalee Shaw
Program: Strategic Analytics – Instructor for Business Intelligence
Business Information Architect, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Keishalee Shaw is a business information architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. In her role, she leverages business knowledge to partner with the CDAO Organization, Innovation, and Strategy & Planning to craft  evolving information strategy and programs. Before working at Blue Cross, she worked as an analyst for New York State's Bureau of Medicaid Statistics and Program Analysis in Albany, New York, and later a reimbursement system senior policy analyst at Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy in Boston.

Shaw teaches Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Strategic Decision Making in the Masters of Science in Strategic Analytics program, which focuses on the process of transforming data into knowledge. This transformation involves the use of processes and applications to extrapolate meaning from a company's data.

Shaw holds a BA in English and literature with a minor in political science from the University of Maryland College Park; an MS in health care administration management from the University of Maryland Global Campus; a master's degree in international health care management, economics and policy from Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy; a master's degree in strategic analytics from Brandeis University and a Certificate in Public Sector Management from Cornell's School of Industrial ad Labor Relations in Albany, New York, and a Certificate in DevOps Architect from the International DevOps Certification Academy, Wollerau, Switzerland.

Anna Shebanow
Program: Strategic Analytics
Instructor for Foundations of Data Science and Analytics
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Anna Shebanow has many years of technology and business leadership experience. She holds a Doctor of Computer Science degree. Anna has worked with doctoral students online as a dissertation committee member and was a lead faculty at Colorado Technical University. She has designed technical courses for various universities — Foundation Data Analytics, Network Security, Advanced Networking Systems, Information Forensic, Data Security, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Data Analytics capstone course. On the business side, Anna has founded six technology companies.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Marlo Cobb
Program: Strategic Analytics
Vice President of Global Data and Analytics, Charles River Laboratories
Joseph Davis
Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
Sasha Klenova-Esterkes
Program: Strategic Analytics
Assistant VP of Customer Experience, NPS, and Research, John Hancock
Charles Givre
Program: Strategic Analytics
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DataDistillr
Janak Joshi
Program: Strategic Analytics
Co-Founder, converg.ai
Steve Root
Program: Strategic Analytics
Cybersecurity Sales, Cisco
Matthew Rosenquist
Program: Strategic Analytics
Chief Information Security Officer, Eclipz.io
Elaine Salloway
President and Chief Executive Officer, Salloway & Associates
Eric Siegel
Founder, Predictive Analytics World and Deep Learning World
LyNea Tomas
Program: Strategic Analytics
Senior Solution Consultant, Sprinklr