About Nicole

Disclaimer: I do not twitch my nose when I create cool things. Yet.

Hi! I’m Nicole, doctor of  quality, innovation, and data science, technology evangelist in the church of R, Chief Sorceress for the Burning Mind Project, and proud new member of Burning Man‘s data science team, the Black Rock City Census.

I am a Unicorn (NCSSM c/o 92), a meteorologist (PSU c/o 95), and a weather geek. Sometimes I like to spin fire.

My favorite places in the US are Black Rock City, Colorado, northern New Mexico, Puna (Hawaii), San Francisco, and western South Dakota. My favorite places outside the US are (in alphabetical, not awesomeness order): Dominica, Japan, Iceland, Malta, Montreal, Munich, New Zealand, and St. John.

I am (also) a New York Times Bestselling Author. 

http://nicoleradziwill.com

* Note: The picture above is from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhpUjIlPY8.

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Looking for Nicole’s Professional Bio? It’s right here:

Nicole Radziwill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University (JMU), where she has been on the faculty since 2009. She also has 15 years experience leading software development and data management at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and clients of Nortel Networks and Clarify CRM. Nicole is also a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)Certified by ASQ as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). She was Chair of the ASQ Software Division from 2009 to 2011, a national Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) in 2009 and 2010, and has a PhD in Technology Management and Quality Systems from Indiana State University. She also has an MBA and a BS degree in Meteorology from Penn State. Nicole was recognized by Quality Progress in 2011 as one of the 40 New Voices of Quality, and serves as one of ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers.

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trabyShe is also a first-generation American, descended from the Königsberg line of the Radziwills.

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  1. Dear Ms. Radziwill:

    I am a friend of Princess Nicole Radziwill of Warsaw, Poland, widow of Prince Ferdinand Radziwill. Princess Nicole was advised of your webpage by another friend and asked me, because I live part of the year in Rhode Island, to contact you. She would like to know the names of your grandparents (presumably of her generation), etc. and to be sure you are included in Radziwill gatherings, funerals, etc. You may reach me either by the email address above or by calling me at 401 595 4119 (until Sept. when I return to Poland), or at my farm in Poland +48 89 513 9191. Yrs sincerely, Dr. R.A.P. Dwight

  2. Are you a robot or human? Humans are not efficient and need goofing off to be happy and creative. Mistakes add to wisdom and make you humble.
    Lisa

    • Some periods in life I’ve been a robot… for the past few months I’ve been human. I agree that everyone needs to goof off, because it’s when you’re “in the void” – not thinking about anything – that the innovative ideas materialize.

  3. hi this is not really a reply. but i needed a way to get in touch with you. i am a journalism student at Northeastern University and i need to do an assignment where I get an expert’s insight on a question. my question is can people become addicted to technology? if so what are the results. I saw you wrote a book related to the subject and thought you might be able to help. does this sound like something you can help me with. I just need a short phone interview sometime today. thanks, amanda

    • That’s actually just a draft! I made a mistake with the settings, and it’s showing up as visible right now. As soon as the Newsletter is vetted by the rest of the committee, it will be live on my blog AND not password protected 🙂

  4. Hello Nicole.

    Awesome. That’s what I’ve got to say! I started my online journey today looking to see what possible courses I might be able to add to my CV. I’m a single parent and have been for some years and have held myself back for too many years with an appauling lack of confidence, not that the rest of the world would know it, but I do. Didn’t know what school was or why it was there but thats a whole other lifetime.

    I enjoy data, analysing and using it, finding the positive improvement in anything. I find I read behaviours well, i can see changes and how this will develop, where it leads, impacts and how to develop or avoid it. These are all things i’ve come to know in my adult life and where I should have been 20 years ago. My brain is on fire and some days it’s like i’m plugged into the universe but can’t speak the language.

    I stumbled accross your CSSBB advice page and love how you apply yourself. Out in the stars and down to earth in the same breath. It really does make me smile. It inspires me. I’ve started a higher level diploma this year, I have a job interview on Monday and i’m pushing myself for continuous improvement. I’m writing a book, building a website and trying to be the best dad I can.

    I wish there was a cafe at the end of my road where I could come and brainstorm, develop with like minded people. They have open mic sessions. Why cant we have community brainstorming and resource strategy meetings……? Oh here I go again. It never stops. New topic each week/month that is well advetised and people who think they have the experience or skills to impact turn up. Facilitator, note taker and admin, follow up actions, community projects. I’m going to have to stop and get me notepad, it’s nearly full!

    Thanks for existing, for being you and for growing. I love bewitched BTW!

    Best wishes all.

    Tank.
    (James)

  5. I’ve just read that back and with the interview it sounds like I’m not currently working. I have worked my way from the bottom to senior management in business and education, with no qualifications and I work hard at home or work every day. New ‘opportunity to grow’ interview on Thursday 🙂

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