Dennis Gilfillan

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst


Joined NCSSM in June 2021

Dennis Gilfillan enjoys using data to tell stories, providing insights for the betterment of the environment, education, and society, and offering information that is easily accessible and of high quality. With his diverse background in both education and environmental research, he is a unique asset as the Business Intelligence and Data Analyst to assist NCSSM achieve its strategic missions and generate effective policies. Dennis is a former STEM educator, having taught Advanced Placement physics and mathematics at Mitchell High School in North Carolina, and has managed one of the most used datasets of CO2 emissions in the world. As an avid cyclist, kayaker, and general outdoorsman, Dennis is right at home at the Morganton campus because of its proximity to the forest.

BS, Physics–Secondary Education, Appalachian State University
Masters of Environmental Assessment, North Carolina State University
PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, East Tennessee State University

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