Jay brings over 15 years of IT experience. He has spent significant time in both the finance industries (Vanguard, Southeastern Asset Management) and higher education (Rhodes College, Franklin & Marshall) as well as several years in publishing and in commercial web development as an independent consultant. He has taught as an adjunct instructor at various universities since 2006. His specialty is leadership at the intersection of software engineering, project management, and strategic management.
Ed.D., Higher Education (2011)
University of Memphis
The impact of information technology management on the efficiency of small liberal arts colleges
M.S., Information Science (2003)
Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Computer Science and Business Administration (2000)
IT management, efficiency, student retention, strategy
Educause Leadership Institute graduate
National Summer Data Policy Institute fellow
AIR Graduate Student fellow
Eckles, J.E. (2012). The Impact of IT Management on the Efficiency of Top US Liberal Arts Colleges. ISRN Education 2012.
Eckles, J.E. & Stradley, E.G. (2012). A social network analysis of student retention using archival data. Social Psychology of Education 15 (2), 165-180.
Eckles, J. E. (2010). Evaluating the efficiency of top liberal arts colleges. Research in Higher Education 51 (3), 266-293.
Ballentine, H. & Eckles, J.E. (2009). Dueling Scorecards: How Two Colleges Utilize the Popular Planning Method. Planning for Higher Education 37 (3), 27-35.