Dr. Schroeder has extensive experience in the technologies and related policies of information/data integration and systems analysis, policy and program development and implementation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies of evaluation, and the general application of data and web technologies to the enhancement of public and private sector services.
Dr. Schroeder currently serves as an Information Architect and Data Scientist at Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech Social Decisions and Analytics Lab (SDAL) where he is responsible for planning, securing and executing major research projects focused on the techniques, methods, and theories related to the integration, storage, retrieval, sharing, and optimal use of policy-relevant data, information, and knowledge for the purposes of policy analysis and program evaluation.
A particular focus in this role has been on the integration and analysis of education, health, social service and non-profit administrative data streams for the purpose of conducting policy analyses and program evaluations impacting a wide range of constituents, including: pre-K child social and health service recipients; child care service operators; primary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education service recipients; state workforce training service recipients; and, U.S. veteran health and social service recipients.
Continuing, high-profile information integration projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia are the USHHS-funded Project Child HANDS and the USED-funded Statewide Longitudinal Data System. A previous high-profile information integration project was the design, development, deployment, and evaluation of the U.S.’s first statewide travel information system, Virginia 511.