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Director, Data Science


Jon is a Director at the Sorenson Impact Center over Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation, where he works with non-profit and government clients to design rigorous evaluations and build quantitative models for complex social data.

Before joining the Sorenson team, he was most recently an adjunct professor with the University of Utah Department of Psychology as well as Future Generations Graduate School where, among other things, he taught quantitative methods courses. Prior to this he completed postdoctoral research in Australia at Curtin University and University of Queensland.

Jon completed Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s at San Diego State University. His research focused on visual perception and bioenergetic aspects of cognitive neuroscience. While in graduate school, he was also a volunteer EMT and captain at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, one of the busiest all-volunteer squads in the nation, and is now a member of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.