jon scherm atwell

I did my doctorate in sociology at the University of Michigan, where I was an NSF IGERT fellow with the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. I am now a Data Science Scholar at Northwestern University. My interests are ever-evolving, but I generally study the social dimensions of cognition and the dynamic emergence of social order using computational and mathematical techniques. I studied Math, Economics and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin and worked in the restaurant industry before starting my career.

My dissertation committee was Mark Mizruchi (Sociology, co-chair), Elizabeth Bruch (Sociology, co-chair), John Padgett (Political Science, University of Chicago), Robert Savit (Physics), and Scott E. Page (Complex Systems and Economics).

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