Dwight R. Worley

Technical Writer · Research Manager · Data Analyst

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Experience

Technical Writer

Google

Plan, research, outline, and write documentation for the Cloud Security Documentation Team.

  • Work with engineers and customers to improve security and privacy practices.
May 2019 - Present

Technical Consultant

Novetta

Conducted biometrics and identity research for defense and intelligence agencies, technology companies, and industry consortiums. Lead writer and editor for reports detailing complex methodologies and research outcomes.

  • Streamlined report writing and editing—completing research reports, software documentation, and manuals up to 30 percent faster—by using scrum to pair writing activities with development sprints.
  • Ensured dozens of annual deliverables—from research briefs to 200-page technical reports—maintain a consistent, authoritative voice, high-quality writing, and clear analytical approaches.
  • Identified unique research directions in blockchain and other state-of-the-art technologies by mining academic literature and patents, and interviewing subject matter experts.
  • Oversaw human subject trials for biometric testing, including recruitment, IRB compliance, data integrity, report writing, payments, and user survey data analysis for thousands of subjects.
March 2015 - May 2019

Investigative Reporter/Data Analyst

The Journal News

An award-winning journalist, I used data to develop insightful articles on economic, tax, spending, and demographic trends. Also served as newsroom's lead web developer, building microsites, interactive maps, charts, and searchable databases.

  • Conducted quantitative and qualitative research as the data analysis point person for all investigative projects.
  • Provided coverage of large government entities and charities, reviewing operations and finances. Developed relationships with top officials and reported on inefficiencies in performance and spending.
  • Managed dozens of data analysis projects, unearthing unique financial insights. Key reports: examinations of ROI in education, ineffective corporate subsidies, infrastructure neglect, and high election costs.
  • Designed, built, and documented new election website and database that streamlined data collection, presentation, and analysis, saving thousands of staff hours. Increased traffic nearly 400 percent.
  • Trained staff in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and data visualization tools.
March 1999 - December 2014

Business Reporter

Florida Today

Wrote daily stock market and business trend stories. Impactful reporting earned a seat on the editorial board.

  • Excelled at data analysis and primary research. Stories routinely selected for national distribution.
  • Increased reader engagement with new weekly personal finance features and daily money-saving tips.
May 1996 - February 1999
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Education

Pace University

Master of Science, Computer Science
Team capstone project: A System-Wide Keystroke Biometric System - an experimental supervised machine learning system developed to reliably authenticate computer users by their unique typing patterns. My contributions included coding a text-to-XML program in Java, gathering user data, testing, and serving as the primary writer of the final research paper.
2011

Baruch College

Bachelor of Arts, Business Journalism
Writer for Dollars & Sense, the college's yearly business review.
1995
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Work

A selection of published research reports, newspaper articles, magazines, and web projects. Click images to open.

  • quarterly magazine

    Wrote 80% of content

  • quarterly tech guide

    Wrote VOIP card

  • keystroke dynamics report

    Co-lead on team project

  • schools article
  • schools article
  • ida article
  • voting cost article
  • storm recovery article
  • diversity article
  • gun owner article
  • gun debate article
  • election website

    Revamp of election website

  • data dashboard

    Data dashboard

  • scholartech website

    Freelance project

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research
  • Technical Writing & Editing
  • Research Design & Methodologies
  • Multimedia Content Management
  • Data Visualizations & Dashboards
  • Scrum, Agile Methodologies
  • Financial Reporting
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Human Subjects Research

Honors & Certifications

  • Human Subjects Research Certification, CITI, 2017
  • Certified ScrumMaster, 2015
  • Multimedia storytelling, second place, "A District in Crisis", Best of Gannett, 2012. Team award. Contributions included reporting, writing and data analysis.
  • Frank J. Lo Sacco, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship, Pace University, 2011. Awarded for academic achievement.
  • Distinguished Investigative Reporting, “A Bridge Too Old,” New York Newspaper Publishers Association, 2006. Contributions included data analysis.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Journalism/Best in Show, “Immigrants In Suburbia,” The Association for Women in Communications, 2005. Contributions included reporting and data analysis.
  • Online Content, second place, “Grading Your Schools,” New York Press Association, 2004