About Us

Babson Survey Research Group Staff

I. Elaine Allen

Professor of Quantitative Biosciences & Biostatistics \ UCSF
Emeritus Professor of Statistics & Entrepreneurship \ Babson College
Co-Director, Babson Survey Research Group
Co-Director, Quahog Research Group

I. Elaine Allen

Dr. Allen has taught courses in multivariate statistics, analytics & data visualization and data mining. Her doctorate in statistics is from Cornell University and she is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. At Babson College she received the Women Who Make a Difference Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Research.

She has published widely on statistical issues in meta-analysis, analytics & data mining, quality methodology, survey research methods, and clinical research methodology. She continues to consult in the entrepreneurship, finance, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and sports industries and has served on several NIH panels on best practices in statistics and evidence-based research.

Prior to joining Babson, she held executive positions in the healthcare and biotechnology industry, including at Centocor, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals and MetaWorks, Inc. She also held faculty appointments at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and at Rutgers University. Her entrepreneurial activities include starting StatSystems, a medical device company; and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, a publicly held biotechnology company. She serves on the board of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, a global non-profit, and is on the scientific advisory boards of Virool, Cytovale, and several other biotechnology start-ups.

Jeff Seaman

Co-Director, Babson Survey Research Group
Co-Director, Quahog Research Group

Jeff Seaman

Dr. Jeff Seaman has worked in education information technology for over 20 years, and holds degrees in Demography/Statistics, Sociology, Electrical Engineering, and Housing, all from Cornell University. He has taught social science, information technology and statistics at several colleges and universities, including Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and Babson College.

Dr. Seaman created and ran the Computing Resource Center and served as Associate Vice Provost for Computing for the University of Pennsylvania and as Chief Information Officer for Lesley University. His industry experience includes serving as Chief Technology Officer at HighWired.com where he led the development of an online learning system for high schools and as the Vice President of Engineering for Vista Associates where he led the engineering team in building course management systems.

Dr. Seaman has been conducting research in the impact of technology on higher education and K-12 for over a decade, beginning with comprehensive national studies of technology use in U.S. Higher Education. Dr. Seaman has served on academic technology advisory boards for a number of information technology companies including Apple Computer, IBM, and Microsoft.