Join business, community, education and legislative leaders for an innovative discussion on public education – strengthening the pipeline to future jobs in West Virginia.


Event Details:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813
Registration and Lunch: $20



Dr. Brad Price

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

West Virginia University 

Dr. Brad Price

Brad Price, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Business Data Analytics in the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department at the College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University. Dr. Price is a native of Madison, West Virginia, and holds dual bachelor’s degrees from West Virginia University in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Minnesota School of Statistics, under the advisement of Dr. Adam Rothman and Dr. Charles Geyer. Following successful completion of his graduate work, he joined the faculty in the Department of Management Science at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, in the role of clinical assistant professor and director of the M.S. in Business Analytics, the data science program at the University of Miami.

His research focuses on the development and deployment of novel machine learning methods in business operations and healthcare. Dr. Price is specifically interested in creating new methods that allow organizations can make the best use of the massive amount of data they have collected to solve business critical problems. To make the best use of these methods inside the industry, Price is also interested in software development to make sure businesses have access to the tools and resources they need.  Dr. Price has been published in top tier outlets such as the Journal of Machine Learning Research, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.  He has also won multiple teaching and research awards for his work in machine learning, and data science education.

Price has taught a variety of statistics and data science courses at the undergraduate, graduate, MBA, Ph.D. and executive levels.  He has a specific interest in data science program development at business schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as executive education on the topics crucial to the analytics field including machine learning and artificial intelligence.  He believes in educating students in the methodology and tools that will make them agile in the marketplaces as technology continues to evolve.

Jada Reeves

2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year

Bradley Elementary in Raleigh County

Jada Reeves

Jada Reeves is a 5th grade teacher at Bradley Elementary in Mt. Hope, WV and is the 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year.  She received an undergraduate degree from Concord University and a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from Marshall University. She became Nationally Board Certified in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy in 2013. She is currently pursing certification in administration. She serves on her school’s Local School Improvement Council, Instructional Practices Inventory Team, Leadership, and Wellness Committees. Furthermore, she actively contributes and conducts trainings for Raleigh County’s Innovative Team for Professional Development and is on the Excess Levy Planning Committee.

Jada is an online facilitator for the eLearning Program through WVDE.  She is also the Lead Coordinator for the Southern WV National Board Certification Cohort through the West Virginia Department of Education and serves as one of their facilitators for awareness in certification.   For the WV division of the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching, she is actively involved and is a member of the planning committee. Mrs. Reeves is an author for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards blog entitled The Standard.   In addition, she was recently appointed and appreciates her role as Board of Director for the Education Alliance and serves as an adjunct professor of education at Concord University.

Mrs. Reeves serves her community with her coaching efforts with youth sports and is an Assistant Girl Scout Troop Leader.  Operation Underdog is a pet rescue in which her family has opened their home to foster rescue dogs as well.

It is her desire to encourage young individuals to expend their efforts into always improving.  She hopes to instill dedication, perseverance, and persistence into her pupil’s character. Becoming better is a never-ending pursuit that she portrays to them as a life goal; whether that be on the field, the classroom, or in the race of life.

Excitement is contagious and it shows in her classroom. Mrs. Reeves is a passionate teacher who instills a love learning through innovative instruction! 






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