Dr. Justin Piccorelli

Associate Professor

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Dr. Piccorelli joined the University of Wyoming in 2015. Before his academic career he worked as a Vice President for PNC Bank building quantitative models for decision making and managing a mortgage portfolio. He also authored tech-based economic development plans when working as a consultant for Battelle Memorial Institute. This work experience as an analyst led to an interest in the role of judgment in research. This interest further grew during his doctoral studies when he was trained as a phenomenologist in the literature of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, and Hannah Arendt.

A large portion of his research uses qualitative interviews to understand the human experience with technology, and how technology can change how we think. He has applied projects related to the development of a human-centered AI-based learning tool, virtual reality and weight management with UW’s 3D Visualization Center, and the transmission of the sensation of touch over a network with the Human Fusions Institute.

Dr. Piccorelli teaches graduate courses in the Master of Public Administration program in the areas of organizational theory and behavior, personnel, ethics, technology and society, and policy analysis and program evaluation.

He holds a Ph.D. in public administration and MPA in economic development from Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and a BA from Loyola Marymount University.

A detailed listing of his research publications can be viewed on his Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=P-QXoPYAAAAJ&hl=en
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