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Senior Director, Engineering, Google
Data Analyst, Clean Cooking and Medical Equipment Programs
Eric is the Data Analyst for Nexleaf’s Clean Cooking and Medical Equipment Programs. In those roles, he organizes and analyzes disparate datasets to help teams make decisions about how best to evaluate, improve, and scale these programs.
Eric’s background is in political sociology. Prior to joining Nexleaf, he completed a BA at the University of Missouri, an MA at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and a PhD at Indiana University. His dissertation, Evangelical Religiopolitical Identity, Ideological Realignment, and Social Welfare Attitudes in the Age of the Religious Right, used American National Election Studies data from 1960-2016 to explore the political impact of evangelical Protestant movement into the Republican Party beginning in the 1960s. His academic research program is methodologically agnostic and spans a number of different sub-disciplines (including politics, religion, law, social policy, education, and group conflict), but the central thread drawing them together is an emphasis on the structures and ideologies maintaining social inequality in the United States.