Dr. Thomas Redman Joins UALR IQ Program as Affiliate Faculty Member

The UALR Information Quality Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas C. Redman, noted data quality author and consultant, has accepted an appointment as an Affiliate Member of the Graduate Faculty.  This appointment will allow Dr. Redman to teach graduate courses at UALR, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and supervise graduate student research.  Dr. Redman has been a guest lecturer in several UALR IQ classes, and is currently participating in a research group looking at social issues in information quality.  The research group started by Mr. David Becker of MITRE Corporation also includes two UALR IQ graduate students, Huzaifa Syed and Michael Greer.

Dr. Redman joins eight others who hold Affiliate or Adjunct Faculty Status with the UALR IQ Graduate Program including Dr. Richard Wang, MIT IQ Program; Dr. Terry Talley, Dr. Tom Schweiger, Dr. Eric Nelson, Acxiom Corporation; Dr. Neal Gibson, Dr. Greg Holland, Arkansas Research Center; Dr. Ahmed Abu-Halimeh, American University Arab Emirates, and Dr. Tanton Gibbs, Microsoft Corporation.

Dr. Thomas C. Redman, also known as the “Data Doc,” is an innovator, advisor, and teacher.  He was first to extend quality principles to data and information, in the late 80s.  Since then he has crystallized a body of tools, techniques, roadmaps, and organizational insights that help organizations make order-of-magnitude improvements. More recently Tom has developed keen insights into the nature of data and formulated the first comprehensive approach to “putting data to work.”  Taken together, these enable organizations to treat data as assets of virtually unlimited potential.

Tom has personally helped dozens of leaders and organizations better understand data and data quality and start their data programs.  He is a sought-after lecturer and the author of dozens of papers and four books.  The most recent, Data Driven:  Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press, 2008) was a Library Journal best buy of 2008.  Prior to forming Navesink in 1996, Dr. Redman conceived the Data Quality Lab at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1987 and led it until 1995.  Tom holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Florida State University.  Tom holds two patents.

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