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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
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Lexington, VA  24450

2016 Conference Speakers

 We are pleased to announce speakers for this year's conference:

Keynote Speaker

Christine McKinley

Christine McKinleyChristine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, and author. Her musical Gracie and the Atom, won a Portland Drammy for Original Score. Her book Physics for Rock Stars was published in 2014 by Penguin Random House. Christine hosted Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on History Channel and Under New York on Discovery Channel.

 

 

 

 

Closing Plenary Speaker

Tim Chartier
Tim ChartierProfessor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College, Dr. Tim Chartier specializes in sports analytics.  He frequently consults on data analytics questions, including projects with ESPN Magazine, ESPN's Sport Science program, NASCAR teams, the NBA, and fantasy sports sites.  In 2014, Tim was named the inaugural Math Ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America, which also recognized Dr. Chartier's ability to communicate math with a national teaching award. His research and scholarship were recognized with the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Published by Princeton University Press, Tim authored Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing. Through the Teaching Company, he taught a 24-lecture series entitled Big Data: How Data Analytics Is Transforming the World.
 
He is also consults for National Amateur Sports, which is implementing a sports analytics program for middle and high school schools.  In K-12 education, Tim has also worked with Google and Pixar on their educational initiatives.  Dr. Chartier has served as a resource for a variety of media inquiries, including appearances with Bloomberg TV, NPR, the CBS Evening News, USA Today, and The New York Times.