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Marilyn Coleman

Marilyn Coleman

Marilyn has over 15 years of experience in data analysis and business analytics. Prior to joining Pragmatic Institute, she led the implementation of operational self-serve business intelligence at Educational Testing Service. She has a passion for empowering others to use data to organize and simplify what appears to be chaotic and complex. Marilyn earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BA in Spanish, an MBA in Analytics and Information Management from Rutgers University, and an MS in Professional and Technical Communication from NJIT. [Photo by Brandon Knight]

Susan Gracia

Susan M. Gracia

Susan has been an educational research and evaluation consultant for 20+ years—conducting analytics, assessment and evaluation projects for organizations. She was a professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and an assistant professor at Northeastern University. As Director of Assessment at Rhode Island College and Simmons College, she worked with faculty to identify KPIs and data collection procedures, analyze data, and utilize findings. Susan has developed and delivered all levels of data training—from data understanding to predictive analytics—and holds a PhD in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation.


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Data Analysis


Data practitioners will learn a repeatable approach to leverage across projects, how to refine analyses based on available data, produce results, and effectively communicate strategic insights to diverse stakeholders.

Data Science for
Business Leaders


Business leaders will learn how to partner better with data professionals, what problems to solve with data, and how to leverage the findings to make better decisions.

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