Prior to joining the Data Science Institute at Columbia, John was dean and executive director of career services at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for 12 years. He previously served as NYIT’s director of employer relations and a member of the senior leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs. John received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Alfred University in western New York where he was a four-year varsity student athlete in soccer and swimming and earned both all-conference and All-American honors. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Robin.