Pat Estes

Pat Estes

Assessment Analyst at Edgewood College, Aspiring Blogger

Madison, Wisconsin Area
Higher Education

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Pat Estes' Summary

"The difference between winning and losing in a data-driven world will be the ability to reduce the ongoing costs of managing increasing volumes of data with the ability to extract value from it."

"Data is not useful until it becomes information, and that's because data is hard for human beings to digest."
-Seth Godin

“If you can't explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
-Albert Einstein

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
-Peter Drucker


A passionate, self-motivated, quick learning, and personable young professional who is enthusiastic to apply his education & knowledge of psychology and human resource management to contribute to organizational success.

Specialties: Identifying / analyzing patterns, solving problems, and adding value through my:

• Excellent oral & written communication skills

• Analytic insight and systems thinking outlook

• Strong organizational skills and careful attention to details

• First-rate customer-service approach combined with superb interpersonal skills

Pat Estes' Experience

Assessment Analyst

Edgewood College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2011Present (3 years 3 months) Madison, Wisconsin

• Serve as a consultant for assessment needs campus-wide.
• Design surveys, fine-tune existing instruments, and market and administer campus surveys using primarily Qualtrics Research Suite.
• Serve as the College's Qualtrics survey software Brand Administrator.
• Conduct data analysis, prepare meaningful reports that highlight key findings, and present findings to various offices on-campus for key decision-making.
• Design and conduct technology training workshops on software such as Qualtrics and SPSS to faculty, staff, and students.
• Conduct research studies (e.g., focus groups) to investigate critical institutional research questions.
• Serve as Secretary and active member of the Institutional Assessment Committee, among several other committees and task forces.
• Maintain the Institutional Assessment and Research website.
• Co-Convener of Staff Association (2014-15).

Communications Coordinator

WI SHRM State Council

August 2011October 2012 (1 year 3 months) Madison, Wisconsin Area

• Updated State Council position descriptions and maintain a regularly updated council member list.
• Assisted Secretary in maintaining the bylaws of Council and draft updates as necessary.
• Created and facilitate the yearly communication plan with Secretary.
• Facilitated state and national e-blasts for the Council.
• Ensured that website content is up-to-date. Perform regular review of website and obtain technical updates with third party companies as needed.
• Assisted Secretary with the Council magazine and administration of Council Partnerships.

HR Intern - Campus Coordinator

Student Spill LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

March 2010August 2011 (1 year 6 months) Whitewater, WI

• Recruited and selected 11 students for campus executive team from pool of over 30 applicants
• Trained and onboarded newly acquired executives on duties and procedures
• Planned, coordinated, and executed weekly team meetings
• Oversaw daily operations of core executive team members
• Designed training program and conducted 3 training sessions during Spring 2011 for volunteer member Student Supporters
• Constructed and implemented training evaluation to provide recommendations for ongoing training program development
• Devised and carried out 360-degree performance evaluation of executive team members using Prospera® HRIS
• Updated campus resource sections of 100+ page Student Supporter Handbook by networking with and researching local resources.
• Coordinated leadership development activities and team-building exercises

Subject Area Tutor / Psychology Tutor

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2010May 2011 (8 months)

• Held over five group study sessions with students
• Assisted students with various classes in psychology, including Statistics, Learning & Conditioning, Behavioral Neuroscience, Research Methods, and Introductory Psychology

Intern Summer Treatment Program Sports Lead Counselor

Summit Educational Resources

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

July 2010August 2010 (2 months)

• Implemented a manualized, evidence-based treatment for children with AD/HD and
other behavioral disorders
• Revamped paper-and-pencil target behavior tracking system by designing computer-based system using Microsoft Excel to visually track and display data via charts and graphs
• Tracked daily report cards and monitored progress toward target behaviors using my system
• Planned and coordinated basketball drills and activities that improved athletic
and social skills of clients
• Assisted with development of individualized treatment programs

Intern Job Coach

St. Coletta of Wisconsin

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Individual & Family Services industry

September 2009December 2009 (4 months)

• Assisted with implementing behavior modification plans for clients with
developmental disabilities and physical disabilities
• Recorded detailed case notes to track and monitor client goal progress
• Certified in M.A.N.D.T behavior strategies for crisis intervention
• Conducted record reviews of more than 30 clients to ensure legal compliance
• Participated in Individual Service Plan meetings with case managers, job coaches, and clients
• Job shadowed job coaches within the Community Employment Program

Pat Estes' Education

Edgewood College

Master of Science, Organization Development


Activities and Societies: Entrepreneur Club

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology; Minor in Human Resource Management


• Dean’s List: 2008-09
• Volunteered as note taker for Center for Students with Disabilities in 2008-2009

Activities and Societies: Society for Human Resource Management, Student SPILL, Psychology Club, Psi Chi Honors Society, Student Health Advisory Committee, Optimist Club, Habitat for Humanity, Nursing Home Visitation Program, Undergraduate Research Council, Disc Golf Association, Alumni Mentor Program

Pat Estes' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Pat Estes' Courses

  • Master of Science, Organization Development

    Edgewood College

    • Studies in Change (IC 850)
    • Organizational Interventions (PSY 603)
    • Ethics (IC 800)
    • Topics in Organization Development (PSY 619)
    • Adult Learning & Organization Development (PSY 606)
    • Residential Immersion Experience (PSY 619)
    • Individual and Team Interventions (PSY 732)
    • Research Design (PSY 871)
    • Research Analysis (PSY 872)

Pat Estes' Organizations

  • Society for Human Resource Management

    • September 2007 to Present
  • American Society for Training & Development

    • May 2011 to Present
  • American Psychological Association

    • May 2008 to Present
  • Association for Psychological Science

    • May 2008 to Present
  • Madison MAGNET

    • February 2012 to Present
  • Association for Institutional Research

    Member of e-AIR Visual Display of Data Interest Group, Reviewer/Evaluator: Scholarly Articles, and Forum Proposal Reviewer
    • May 2012 to Present

    The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers. The organization is focused on providing educational resources, best practices and professional-development opportunities for its more than 4,000 members. Its primary purpose is to support its members in the process of facilitating quality, data-informed decisions for the enhancement of higher education.

  • Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest

    • October 2012 to Present

    AIRUM is a regional organization of institutional researchers. The objectives of the organization are to:

    1) improve and disseminate research predominantly of concern to institutions of higher education.  
    2) provide a collegium for professional persons in a common profession.  
    3) provide an avenue for professional accomplishment by offering at least annual meetings at which papers may be presented, speeches given, workshops taught, and other such professional contributions made.  
    4) encourage association with the Association for Institutional Research and to promote AIR forums
    and other activities.  
    5) encourage professional identification, development and renewal.  

  • Midwestern Psychological Association

    • November 2012 to Present

    The 2000+ members of MPA make it one of the largest psychological associations in the world. Members hold positions in universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics, school systems, business and industry, government and private practice. They teach, conduct research in laboratory, field, and industrial settings, do diagnosis, therapy, and counseling, and serve as administrators and consultants. Their interests are among the most diverse in any professional association: from the physiology of vision to social stereotyping, from political psychology to medical psychology, from organizational behavior to children's language development, from memory to depression, from sex roles to drug addiction.

Pat Estes' Skills & Expertise

  1. SPSS
  2. Microsoft Office Suite
  3. Qualtrics Research Suite
  4. Survey Design
  5. Research Design
  6. Data Analysis
  7. Report Writing
  8. Technical Writing
  9. Assessment
  10. Critical Thinking
  11. Resume Writing
  12. Microsoft Office
  13. Research
  14. Event Planning
  15. Career Development
  16. Technology Needs Analysis
  17. Qualtrics
  18. Microsoft Word
  19. Change Management
  20. Employee Training
  21. Analysis
  22. Community Outreach
  23. Outlook
  24. Recruiting
  25. Human Resources
  26. Organizational Effectiveness
  27. Microsoft Excel
  28. Customer Service
  29. Talent Management
  30. Psychology
  31. Higher Education
  32. Personnel Management
  33. Teamwork
  34. Social Networking
  35. HRIS
  36. Editing
  37. Social Media
  38. Organizational Development
  39. Training
  40. Teaching
  41. Non-profits
  42. Talent Acquisition
  43. Qualitative Research
  44. Team Building
  45. PowerPoint
  46. Public Speaking
  47. Management
  48. System Administration
  49. Fundraising
  50. Coaching

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Pat Estes' Additional Information


-Organizational Development -Competency-Based Management -Change Management -Organizational Justice Perceptions -Training & Development and Training Evaluation -Leadership Development -Executive Coaching -Organizational Effectiveness -Performance Appraisal/Management -Personnel Recruitment and Selection -Work Team Effectiveness and Dynamics -Team Building -Strategic, Workforce, and Succession Planning -Organizational Culture Alignment -Talent Acquisition and Talent Management -Social Media / New Media Applications In Workplace

Groups and Associations:

-Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) *Greater Madison Area (GMA) SHRM chapter -American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) *ASTD South Central Wisconsin Chapter (SCWC) member -Psi Chi: International Honors Society In Psychology -American Psychological Association (APA) -American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS) -Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP; Division 8 of APA) -Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Division 14 of APA) -Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA) -Association for Psychological Science (APS) -Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC) *APSSC Campus Representative *Peer-Reviewer for Student Research Award and RISE-UP Award

Honors and Awards:

-Recipient of 2009 UW-W SHRM student chapter continuing member scholarship.

-Recipient of the top scholarship awarded by J.J. Keller's 2009 Prospera University National Scholarship Program.

-Nominee - Distinguished Student Leader Award 2011, UW-Whitewater

-UW-Whitewater, Dean’s List; Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009

-UW-Whitewater SHRM Student Chapter Spring 2009; Silver Member Award, Fall 2008 & Fall 2009; Bronze Member Award, Spring 2011; Bronze Member Award

-GMA SHRM Student Scholarship Recipient; Winter 2010

-Psi Chi- International Honor Society in Psychology: Inducted Fall 2009

Pat Estes' Publications

  • Signals From Rod Photoreceptors Affect Surface Color Appearance

    • NCUR
    • April 1, 2011
    Authors: Pat Estes, Roger Knight, Brent Leable, Ryan Morgan

    Presentation at National Conference On Undergraduate Research 2011. Ithaca, New York. April 1, 2011.

  • Signals From Rod Photoreceptors Affect Surface Color Appearance

    • UW-W URP
    • April 12, 2011
    Authors: Pat Estes

    Poster presentation at UW-Whitewater's Undergraduate Research Day 2011. Whitewater, WI. April 12, 2011.

  • Academic Challenge within General Education Courses: The Effects of Academic Entitlement and Academic Self-Efficacy on Student Perception

    • November 8, 2012

    In 2010, a small, Liberal Arts college overhauled its course-based general education (gened) curriculum. The new gened embraces an experience-based curriculum expected to support an interdisciplinary structure that permits individualized student academic paths through the Liberal Arts to complete their program requirements. Initial focus group sessions exploring students’ experiences and perceptions of the quality of the new gened curriculum and its requirements reveal areas of concern.
    Preliminary indications identify student concern in areas such as academic challenge, course difficulty, number of degree requirements, time to degree, incongruence between course content and Gened requirements, and transfer credit issues. A survey is currently being developed to further investigate these issues. Controlling for academic entitlement and student motivation and interest, the survey will explore the issues of course difficulty and academic challenge as defined by students within courses satisfying gened and preparatory major requirements. Preliminary analysis of survey results will be presented during the session.
    The intended audience includes educational and administrative personnel. The central issues regarding the definition and role of a gened curriculum and students’ understanding of such are germane to those working with students and those charged with implementing the academic mission of the institution.

Pat Estes' Certifications

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Certification

    • QPR Institute
    • March 2011
  • MANDT Behavior Management Training Certification

    • The MANDT System
    • December 2009

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