About Alexander

Research Biography

Alexander is a fifth year PhD candidate of Information Science and Technology in the iSchool. They completed a BS in Economics at University of West Georgia in 2013. In 2017, they completed a thesis track MA in Economics at Georgia State under Dr. Paula Stephan while also completing three years of mathematics courses.

Presently they are working under Dr. Jeff Hemsley in looking at information flows in Internet research. More recently they contribute to the Metadata Lab (a science of science research group), studying GenBank data, in understanding collaboration cultures in biological and biomedical production.


Alexander has instructed a data ethics course entitled “Data In Society” for Syracuse University. Additionally they have taught introductory Python scripting for data scientists.

In the past, Alexander has been a teaching assistant, tutor, and Supplemental Instructor for various economics courses including Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, International Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Macroeconomic Policy.

Personal Life

Alexander has an obsession with all things drink culture related, and spent 6 years in coffee industry. Also they have an expensive habit of buying fountain pens and building mechanical keyboards. They have a strong interest in online cultures and playing with open source operating systems. Importantly, Alexander is a fan of all manner of sci-fi, but has a special affinity for all things TRON, Blade Runner, and Star Wars. Also, they are an advocate for the Open Source community.

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