Meet Our Students

DAIM prepares graduates for leadership roles as data engineers, data architects, information managers, senior database administrators, and other data management positions. Student diversity strengthens our program by integrating experience and perspectives from students with traditional backgrounds from a wide range of undergraduate programs, accelerated students in our undergraduate programs, students with extensive work experience, and international students. We are proud to share their stories and hope to add your story of how DAIM helped you reach your goals.


DAIM Graduating Class

Jesse Harden is pioneering a new path as the first DAIM graduate to pursue a Ph.D. following his May graduation from Radford University’s Data and Information Management (DAIM) Master’s program. This fall, Harden will enter Virginia Tech’s doctoral degree program in Computer Science.

DAIM graduate James Caldwell is eager to work on the cutting edge. “DAIM is breaking into the new and exciting area of big data and touches on aspects of data science, enterprise architecture, and especially data engineering,” explained Caldwell. “Radford has prepared me to attain a job in one of those areas and has shown me what I would need to achieve to enter a particular field with confidence. The DAIM program has given me a great feeling for my future and has also been helping me with job prospects.”

The Data and Information Management (DAIM) Master’s program at Radford University is designed to engage students in hands-on, real-world projects to enhance their career path. This experience was especially valuable to graduating student Jasman Shakya as he transitioned from Nepal to the United States to further his information technology career.

As data science evolves to process larger and more complex information, traditional methods become less effective. Solving big data challenges requires innovation and creativity.


Radford University Produces First Class of Data Scientists

DAIM is the only graduate program in Virginia focused on data management. Read more about DAIM.

Faculty Engagement Attracts Freshman to DAIM Accelerated Master’s Program

Nolan Ierardi
Nolan Ierardi

Many schools cannot offer such a program that will educate you, prepare you, and launch you into the workplace. Read more about Nolan Ierardi.

Nalani Story
Nalani Story

New Undergraduate Student Joins DAIM Masters Program

If you show initiative, faculty will assist students with their struggles. Connect with professors, they want you to succeed and are here to help you. Read more about Nalani Story.

Rashna Neupane

International Student Finds Her New Home At Radford University

I can see that the education and skills I obtained joining the program will not only help me achieve my career goals and open doors of opportunities but also challenge me enough to become the best version of myself. Read more about Rashna Neupane.


Steve Oake

Radford University Student Found his Passion and is Rising To The Top

After discovering that Radford University would offer me a chance to get in on the ground floor of a career that is experiencing exponential growth, I was immediately sold. Read more about Steve Oake.