Topic: Data Science
Robert Persichitte, M.A., is an affiliate professor in the Department of Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has worked in the professional accounting field for over six years and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. At MSU Denver, he teaches Managerial Accounting for HOSP and oversees the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) course, designed to teach students real world accounting skills while proving a free tax-preparation service to the community.
William B. Mesa is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His research interests revolve around accounting, data analytics, the ethics of technology on the accounting profession, and integrating strategic management leveraged with relevant accounting practices.
Before coming to teach at MSU Denver, Mesa taught strategic management as a visiting professor at Chongqing University, Dalian University of Technology, and Xihua University in China. He is also the principal and founder of Triangulation Group, LLC where he serves as a consultant for SMEs in the capacity of vision, strategy, and core values planning in conjunction with leveraging analytics. He has consulted with many organizations, including Colorado Cider Company, National Jewish Health, Blue Ocean Enterprises, Jefferson County Human Services, Littleton Symphony Orchestra and Pet Scoop Services.
Mesa received a doctor of management in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Colorado Technical University and a masters in Accountancy from New Mexico State University.
Steve Beaty, Ph.D., has an extensive background in both the theoretic and pragmatic aspects of computers and networks. He wrote compilers at Cray Computer, managed a large group of developers and was a software test architect at Hewlett-Packard. He was also the security team lead at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.
At Metropolitan State University of Denver, Beaty is currently a professor of Computer Science and has served as chair of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department and interim vice-president for Information Technology. He works on a number of open-source projects, consults with a variety of businesses and interviews regularly with the media.