Dr. Zach Abernathy

Office: 161 Bancroft Hall

Email: abernathyz@winthrop.edu


Zach joined Winthrop in 2011 as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics. Since 2020 he has additionally worked in the Office of Institutional Research as an Educational Data Scientist, where he conducts ad hoc research analysis on a variety of topics of importance to the University. Recent topics have included creating a predictive model for recruitment, forecasting models to assist with strategic plan target setting, and conducting a pilot viability index study for departmental program health metrics. Zach holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, an M.S. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, and serves as the program director for Winthrop’s B.A. in Data Science degree program. His hobbies include piano, physical fitness, game design, data science consulting, and spending quality time with his wife and three children.