ADA Team

Meet the Team


Sung-Woo Cho, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Data Analytics

Sung-Woo assists in enhancing the culture of academic data use across the university and promotes the use of advanced methods for predictive and evaluative purposes. Sung-Woo joined the UO in 2020 as a research associate professor in the College of Education, where he maintains an appointment. His main areas of interest are in machine learning applications in policy decision-making, research design and evaluation, and reforms in higher education. He has published numerous papers in higher education and public policy, including a study on community college students that has been cited over 1,700 times. Prior to joining the UO, he has previously served as a senior researcher at Abt Associates and the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, as well as a lecturer in applied statistics at The George Washington University and in research writing at Columbia University. He holds a BA in public policy and economics from Stanford University and a PhD in economics and education from Columbia University.

Grant Crider-Phillips, BS
Machine Learning Analyst

Grant supports the ADA unit through oversight of the Azure Machine Learning environment and application of probabilistic models, particularly in the field of text analytics. Prior to his work in ADA, Grant worked in projects and data analytics in the Office of the President. Grant holds a BS from Haverford College in mathematics with a minor in linguistics.

Nathan Greenstein
Nathan Greenstein, BA
Assistant Director of Machine Learning, Academic Data Analytics

Nathan helps the University understand, predict, and promote student and faculty success by harnessing data and machine learning. Outside the University of Oregon, Nathan supports the work of DESC, a homeless services nonprofit, as Policy & Program Analyst. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Nathan helped conduct research on behalf of the federal government at Abt Associates. Nathan completed his undergraduate training in Cognitive Science and Urban Studies at Dartmouth College.

Austin Hocker, PhD

Director for Research and Engagement

Austin leads the Teaching Engagement Program’s efforts to create and support a culture of inquiry into student learning. He leads assessment projects for core-education requirements, supports academic units' assessment work, and partners with faculty to design and implement scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Austin holds a BS in exercise science from Linfield College and PhD in human physiology from the University of Oregon.

Claire Matese, MPP

Assistant Director of Institutional Research

As Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Claire provides analysis and reporting for a variety of campus constituents. Focusing primarily on student data, her work supports institutional priorities in the areas of retention and graduation, student success, and equity and inclusion. She assists the Academic Data Analytics (ADA) unit as a subject matter expert for UO’s administrative data, working to enhance the coordination of and access to data sources. She holds a BA in economics from Rice University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Minnesota.

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Travis Shea, BBA

Business Intelligence Manager

Travis is a founding member of the Integrated Data and Reporting (IDR) team at the UO, which he now manages, supporting and promoting the use of the enterprise-wide data warehouse and business intelligence services. Joining the UO in 2005 as a web developer in the Office of the Registrar, he soon became involved in managing large-scale IT services. In his 15 years at the UO, Travis worked as a developer and leader in several departments prior to joining the Information Services team. Travis attended Gonzaga University where he received his bachelor of business administration in managing information systems.