Jim Mentele
  • JimMentele_PortraitPosition: Senior Research Fellow
  • Department: Institute for Health & Business Insight 
  • Campus Address: 2265 Health Professions
  • Phone: (989) 245-5971
  • Email: mente1jw@cmich.edu
  • Area(s) of Expertise: data mining, predictive modeling, geo-spatial modeling, text mining, and data management.


Jim currently works as a consulting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Business Insights at Central Michigan University, working with potential customers on defining data mining and predictive modeling proposals and with the IHBI​ teams on executing approved projects. Prior to working with CMU, Jim retired from Dow Corning in 2001 as a Senior Information Scientist after 35 years and continues as a Scientist Emeritus there; during his career at Dow Corning he led global initiatives in global database management, chemical and process simulations, material property prediction, machine translation, technology transfer processes, and applications architecture for the global, multilingual SAP implementation.  He was a board member for the 'Core' Business of Dow Corning for several years.

He also consults with Global Language Translations & Consulting, and several other small businesses dealing with internal combustion engines.  He is a member of the South Dakota State University Mathematics Dept. Advisory Board, a board member of the Midland Chapter of PTPI and the Chinese Cultural Ongoing Program.

Jim earned a BS in Mathematics (1966) and MS in Physics (1969) from South Dakota State University. For more information, please contact Jim Mentele.