Tymofey Wowk is currently employed as the Vice President of Strategic Business Development at Clean Technique, LLC, a pre-revenue quality-focused contract manufacturer located in Western Massachusetts. Previously, he worked as a research consultant at the Office of Institutional Advancement at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the College of Engineering and Information Technology Deanâ€™s Office at UMBC on both quantitative and mixed-methods research projects. He has extensive experience in data management and statistical analyses using nationally representative federal datasets such as the ECLS-k, BPS, IPEDS, ELS/NELS, and has presented findings from these projects at the American Education Research Association national conferences. Tym was also a professor for 13+ years at both public and private universities. As a PhD candidate at UMBC, Tymâ€™s dissertation research is comprised of advanced quantitative data analysis using a dataset he merged from the BPS and IPEDS, and theory from the fields of education, sociology, psychology, and economics. His research focuses on factors facilitating the persistence of racial/ethnic minority and low-income community college students. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Ithaca College, a Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from UMBC.