Dr. Sleeman is nearing her second year at Southern New Hampshire University where she is currently STEM Technical Program Facilitator for Global Campus Academics. Prior to this role she directed a team of academic analysts. As an Adjunct Professor of Data Analytics, she is a Subject Matter Expert in Data Analytics and Data Science. She is helping to launch a new online graduate program in Data Science and reshape the undergraduate Data Analytics program. She is proud of Southern New Hampshire University’s mission of providing affordable and accessible higher education to all, especially in the area of STEM by encouraging professionals to expand their capabilities.
She began her career as a programmer/analyst for a Naval war gaming system after completing her B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Vermont and her M.S. in Computer Science at Monmouth University. While designing and coding simulations for acoustic data as a computer engineer for the Navy, she completed her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Drexel University. During her industry career she has worked in commercial, government and academic settings on projects involving satellite telecommunications, cable system capacity planning, mobile systems design for emerging international markets, secure communications, mobile data analytics, adaptive learning and generating insights for financial services. She has numerous publications and is the co-author of two books on research methods. She has presented her work at international conferences.
Candace is passionate about innovation and technology. As an industry Data Science leader, she specialized in big data architecture, data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is bringing this expertise to higher education to train the next generation of experts as they compete in the global marketplace. She is active in the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science, ACM SIGKDD, Open Data Science Community, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and MassChallenge. As a new member of the Board, she looks forward to collaborating on opportunities for learning and innovation.