Our Team

We're a powerful team of researchers, innovators, authors, award winners, mathematicians, PhDs, industrial advisors, information scientists, geo-miners, physicists, professors, managers, designers, volunteers, and more.  The work of the Institute team is often supplemented by accomplished faculty researchers and outstanding students, keeping costs down and providing excellent real-world learning experiences.


Jim Mentele, Senior Research Fellow
Luba Fishman, Research Analyst
Joseph Pomerville, Research Analyst

Imad Haidar, Rese​arch Analyst - Predictive Modeler​
Marianne Brown, Research Associate
Kundana Divi, Research Associate

Ashley McFall, Research Associate

Ben Worsley, Research Associate

Jessica Hempel, Research Associate

Jordan Gumm, Research Associate

Melissa Egeler, Marketing Research Associate

Nick Rensel, Research Associate​

Ryan Goodwin, Research Associate