The IEEE Strategic Research Team is comprised of staff from Corporate Activities. The team works together to help all areas of IEEE make data-driven decisions.
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Marc Beebe, CAE
Director - IEEE Strategic Research
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Michael Wehrman, Ph.D.
Associate Manager - IEEE Strategic Research
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Manager - IEEE Strategic Research
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John C. Keaton
Director - Strategy and Knowledge Management
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Senior Director - Enterprise Strategy & Governance
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Prior to coming to IEEE, Marc worked as an evaluator for a number of pre-college math and science education projects as a research analyst at Rutgers University. In addition, he has taught Research Methods for Psychology, Statistics for Psychology, and several other social and personality psychology courses. Marc is a member of the Marketing Research Association and the American Psychological Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Social Psychology from Rutgers University.
Michael joined IEEE in 2013 after spending five years teaching Sociology and Criminal Justice courses at the undergraduate level. He has published peer-reviewed research in topics including criminal recidivism, police-community relations, and women’s roller derby. Michael earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati. Michael is a member of the American Sociological Association. In his spare time, Michael has also served as a volunteer in other non-profit associations.
Lesleigh joined the Strategic Research team at IEEE in 2011. Prior to IEEE, she worked full time as a research coordinator on a grant to reduce drunk driving in local communities in New Jersey. Lesleigh also taught courses in sociology and anthropology at Ocean County College as an adjunct instructor. Lesleigh holds a B.A. in Sociology from Lock Haven University and an M.A. in Sociology from William Paterson University.
Lesleigh is currently a member of the Marketing Research Association (MRA) and the ASAE. She is also serving as a committee member on the ASAE 2014-15 ASAE Young Professionals Committee.
John has more than two decades of experience in market, business, and economic research for associations. He worked for the IEEE Computer Society for 12 years as Manager, Research & Planning, and joined the IEEE Corporate Strategy and Communications team in 2004. John holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Belmont Abbey College and a master's degree in Economics from George Mason University.
Providence joined IEEE in 2005 as a Senior Communications Specialist, where she worked closely with the Technical Activities Board and Strategic Planning Committee. Since then, Providence has held diverse responsibilities throughout IEEE, including competitive intelligence, communications strategy, and management of the company's global web presence. She is currently Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy & Governance, where she supports initiatives impacting IEEE's strategy and future direction.
Prior to IEEE, Providence worked as a Project Manager and Change Management Specialist at Senator G.W. Hagedorn Hospital, MassMutual Financial Group, and Lehman Brothers. She received her bachelor's degree in Communications and her MBA with concentrations in both Marketing and Strategic Change Management from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE).