I direct Research Data Services and the Social, Natural, and Engineering Sciences at the University of Virginia Library, a team of statistical and computational consultants, data curation and data discovery librarians, research software specialists, and subject librarians
I co-direct the Community Policy, Analytics, and Strategy Lab (CommPAS Lab), working with community organizations to address data-driven research needs, and lead the Public Interest Data Lab intended to provide data science experience to students in service of the public interest.
After working in partnership with the Virginia Equity Center to develop a regional equity atlas, with the support of an IMLS Community Catalyst grant, I joined the Equity Center as the director of equitable analysis.
And in 2019 I joined the Global Policy Center as a Faculty Affiliate and data science lead contributing to ongoing work to use advanced methods and machine learning to predict the onset, scope, and duration of humanitarian crises.
For a more complete portfolio of my projects, visit my webpage: https://mclaibourn.github.io/
Prior to joining the UVA Library, I served as a faculty member in the Department of Politics at UVA and at the University of Oklahoma. My publications include Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability (University of Illinois Press 2011) as well articles in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Insights. My current research project extends my work on presidential campaigns and accountability to extract, compare, and present features (e.g., tone, topic, ideology) from multiple and heterogeneous news sources representing presidential politics.