Accolades A Collection of Student Scholarship

Marcus Ellis

Dr. Marcus Ellis has more than 15 years of executive and teaching experience in data science, data mining, machine learning, predictive modeling, and more. Dr. Ellis has built and led data science, data analytics, data engineering, data operations, and pricing teams for such companies as Red Ventures, Lowe’s, Staples, and more, and has consulted for companies from a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, and retail.
 
Dr. Ellis brings these real-life experiences to the MSBA curriculum and incorporates practical, real-world cases in each course. His teaching philosophy is that students want to learn things in class today that they can apply at work the next day. In many cases the assignments are modified to allow students to explore data sets and problems that are relevant to their day-to-day, emphasizing practical application and meeting students where they are.
 
Dr. Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree from High Point University, a master’s in finance from Boston University, a master’s in data science from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in business administration and econometrics from Sacred Heart University.
 
Married with two kids, Dr. Ellis loves family time, working out, and spending as much time at the beach as possible.