Meet our Team:
Matthew Florian is President and Principle Consultant of Eris Enterprises. Mr. Florian has over 20 years of experience as consultant, specializing in analytics and business operations. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and has worked with commercial and public-sector clients on advisory services, analytics, and data integration projects. His work includes development of outcomes based case management tools and predictive modeling of behavior. He is a skilled evaluator of operational costs analysis including assessing the cost of business process operations to perform the goals and objectives of an organization. Mr. Florian’s career has been centered on the use of analytics to evaluate business performance. He is an expert in building data analytic environments. He has developed dashboards for clients to monitor key performance indicators of their operations. Mr. Florian has worked with clients to apply machine learning algorithms to conduct data discovery that identifies hidden correlations in their operational data. He is the author of multiple patents for analytics and machine learning discovery processes.
Dr. Tara O’Connor Shelley is a Senior Research Associate with Eris Enterprises as well as Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Leadership and Public Policy in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University. Dr. Shelley received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University and her MS in Justice, Law and Society from the American University. She previously worked as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice (CSCJ) in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Shelley worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). Dr. Shelley has over 20 years of professional research and evaluation experience involving 25 federal, state, local and privately funded research grants. During her career, Dr. Shelley has previously worked with the Larimer County Jail, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and the Office of Community Corrections (OCC), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) in the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) as well over 100 federal, state and local criminal justice agencies on assorted projects — often involving survey research. More recently, her work has led to over $1.1 million in external funding for research and evaluation. She has recently published in Deviant Behavior, Social Psychology Quarterly, Critical Criminology and Violence and Victims.
Dr. Jennifer J. Harman is a Senior Research Associate with Eris Enterprises, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. Harman received her Ph.D. in 2005 from University of Connecticut and her MA and Ed.M. in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Dr. Harman has worked for Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY) as an addictions and rehabilitation counselor and supervisor, and has trained over 250 students at CSU to become certified addiction counselors. In addition, Dr. Harman has over 20 years of professional research and evaluation experience involving dozens of federal, state, local and privately funded research projects. For example, Dr. Harman has previously worked with the Larimer County Jail, and the Office of Community Corrections (OCC), Division of Criminal Justice(DCJ) in the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). She is recent coauthor of Parents Acting Badly: How Institutions and Society Promote the Alienation of Children from their Loving Families, and has published in journals such as Criminal Justice and Journal of Family Studies.
Dr. Kathleen Dalton, currently serves as the National Senior Fellow for Health and Human Services (HHS) for Governing Institute. Kathleen has served as an alcohol and substance use planner and evaluator in another state, and has authored five year plans, yearly plan updates. She has worked with public sector clients for her entire career and is a recognized expert in public policy and governmental organizations. Kathleen has authored reports on the importance of incorporating issues of race and ethnicity into primary prevention and early intervention programming. As a service delivery planner, her main focus has been to review service delivery data regarding needs and gaps as they affect special populations, and devise strategies for addressing the needs identified.