Joining the IU Libraries as a Scholarly Communication Data Services Librarian in April 2021, Ethan assists faculty and students with data at all phases in the data lifecycle. His services consist of instructional workshops, one on one data and methods consultations, as well as assistance with IU's data repositories such as DataCORE. In addition to his work in the Libraries, Ethan also works on the CADRE project as a member of the Technical Advisory Board and works on education and outreach to the broader CADRE community.
Ethan is an expert with a variety of programming languages and statistical software such as R, Python, SQL, and STATA among others. He has methodological expertise in a variety of computational methods including time series, survey methods, and network analysis.
His research interests include computational social sciences, data services, political economy, network analysis, complex systems, and economic history. In the past, Ethan studied cryptocurrency transaction structures and college student network formations. Currently, Ethan is studying the profitability of firms in postbellum America in addition to his long term project studying the evolution of global trade networks.
Ethan earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2021 where he specialized in computational and statistical methods. He also holds an M.A. in Sociology from Notre Dame (2015) as well as a B.A. in History from Illinois State University (2013). Prior to coming to IU, he served as a Data Science Consultant to students and faculty at the University of Notre Dame.