Wade Ashby is the Retention Intelligence Scientist at Pharos. Before joining the team, Wade worked at three different universities holding the titles of Blackboard Administrator, Director or Online Education, and Director of Academic Technologies. His experience gives him a holistic understanding of the university system and how it supports students. He has also created Blackboard building blocks to augment the online environment to make it easier for faculty and students. Wade holds a BS in Computer Science from Angelo State University, a Masters of Divinity from Hardin-Simmons University, an MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Data Science from Northcentral University. In addition to his work at Pharos, Wade still holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at a faith-based university.