Dwight R. Worley

Technical Consultant · Research Writer · Data Analyst


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Technical Consultant


Conduct 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.

  • Streamline 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.
  • Ensure dozens of annual deliverables—from research briefs to 200-page technical reports—maintain a consistent, authoritative voice, high-quality writing, and clear analytical approaches.
  • Identify unique research directions in blockchain and other state-of-the-art technologies by mining academic literature and patents, and interviewing subject matter experts.
  • Oversee 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 - Present

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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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.

Baruch College

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


Programming Languages & Tools
  • 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