James Byars

James Byars

James Byars

Scientific Computing Professional Specialist; State Services and Decision Support



James Byars joined the State Services and Decision Support unit in 2014 as a graduate assistant before transitioning into the Scientific Computing Professional Specialist position. He primarily assists with data processing, visualization, and modeling for projects relating to higher education policies at the institutional and state level while also providing support on other projects using large statistical and geostatistical datasets. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, James worked at the University of Georgia’s Office of Institutional Research.


B.S.B., Murray State University; MA.Ed, North Carolina State University

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Areas of expertise: data management, statistical modeling, data science, interactive visualization, enterprise-level database systems, higher education policy, higher education data structures, high-dimensional data management and modeling.


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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