SOURCE: CourseAdvisor

January 23, 2008 10:00 ET

CourseAdvisor Increases Data Analysis Capabilities

Former BBN Technologies Statistician Brings Extensive Experience Analyzing and Modeling Customer Data and Interactions

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - CourseAdvisor (, a premier online lead generation and marketing solutions provider for higher education institutions, today announced that Dr. Katherine Godfrey has joined the company as Senior Statistical Analyst. Dr. Godfrey comes to CourseAdvisor with extensive experience analyzing and modeling customer data and interactions. Godfrey will lead search engine marketing (SEM) and traffic analysis initiatives to further improve lead performance and quality for CourseAdvisor's growing list of postsecondary schools.

Dr. Godfrey brings more than two decades of statistical research, programming, and data analysis experience to CourseAdvisor. Before joining CourseAdvisor, Godfrey was a scientist and statistician for BBN Technologies, an advanced technology solutions firm. As part of her work at BBN Technologies, Godfrey designed and conducted usability testing of software and user interfaces, and more specifically helped develop systems to improve automation of telephone call centers using IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems. Prior to BBN Technologies, Dr. Godfrey conducted research and data analysis at Harvard University.

"The application glut, the proliferation of online learning and the ever-diversifying pool of applicants are changing the way postsecondary schools market themselves and manage the lead and enrollment process," said Greg Titus, founder and CEO, CourseAdvisor. "Kathy's expertise in data analysis and statistics increases our ability to help schools improve conversion rates from leads to student enrollments," added Titus.

During her tenure at BBN Technologies, Dr. Godfrey established herself as a well respected and published statistician. She has been published in several well-known journals including The New England Journal of Medicine. Godfrey holds a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University.

About CourseAdvisor

CourseAdvisor helps postsecondary schools maximize enrollment with high volumes of qualified leads. Combining mathematical modeling, behavioral analysis and sophisticated search technology, CourseAdvisor, a Washington Post Company, predicts and adjusts for new behaviors to stay ahead of enrollment trends. Currently, more than 3 million students use CourseAdvisor's leading online education directory,, where they can match their skills to online degree and certificate programs from over 500 educational institutions and 8000 programs. For more information, please visit

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