I also work as a Researcher and Data Analyst in the College of Arts and Sciences' Office of the Dean, where I work on projects related to Planning and Analytics as well as Research and Sponsored Projects.
At the very core of my being I am an organizer, a communicator, and teacher. These are the roles I take on instinctively; they motivate how I interact with people and often characterize the kind of work that fulfills me. Beyond those traits, however, I am highly skilled in a variety of technical areas. As a researcher and data analyst, my strengths lie primarily in finding and telling the stories hidden in data. My skills in statistics, data wrangling, and and data visualization provide evidence that I have the chops to work in a variety of tech, quantitative, and data-oriented spaces. The projects that inspire me the most involve leveraging my communication skills in the world of data analytics. I am at my best when doing work that unites my passion for organizing and connecting people with my technical and writing skills.
Department of Linguistics
609 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY, 14260
Office: 444 Baldy Hall
Email: aflawson (at) Buffalo (dot) edu
An industry-facing resume as well as full academic C.V. can be found below.
I presented some of my dissertation research at the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting, January 3, 2019. Please find below a PDF version of my poster that you are free to download and reference/cite at will. Please keep in mind that this is a) a work in progress and b) part of my larger dissertation. Please feel free to contact me to talk about this or anything else related to my research!
Here are some things that I think other people might find useful. The first two are handbooks or guide that I wrote myself to help other people. The second two are guides created by other people that helped me.
For my dissertation, I ran a self-paced reading study. I built the experiment using IbexFarm and recruited participants via Amazon Mechanical Turk. I relied heavily on the experitse of others while learning how to execute these tasks. Below are some of the resources I found helpful while working on this project:
As a final note, I built this website myself using the Bootstrap template. Please excuse any formatting weirdness as I'm still learning HTML and CSS. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!