Name: Jeff Solomon


Bio: First, I love working with students whenever I get the chance! I am a cultural anthropologist (doctorate, 1995) with decades of experience doing applied research in settings outside the traditional academy. My work has been in three realms: health care (e.g., U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs), education (e,g., Harvard University in non-faculty role), and user experience research, which is my current role at Nationwide Mutual Insurance. I’d love to share lessons learned about working outside the academy and answer questions students might have. I’ve learned that how one talk about and presents research—especially research using qualitative methods—is very different from how this is discussed in academia.

Specialization: Qualitative methods, user experience research, interviews, focus groups, ethnography

Available In Person: Yes

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