Dr Kevin J Payne

Social Psychologist | Data Scientist | Founder | Advisor | Living with MS | All-Around Character | Pirate!

I use social, behavioral, and data science to build better lives and organizations.

DOWNLOAD SERVICES SHEET

What I Do

I use data, science & experience to give you an actionable picture of your reality and possibilities.

Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

Teach executives, professionals & employees about two things: (1.) how to easily integrate data and scientific thinking into your better decision-making, and (2.) how to operate successfully under distress.

Advising & Consulting

Advising & Consulting

Advise organizations on the best ways to include data and social & behavioral science insights into existing workflows and decision-making so they won’t become blindsided by poor planning and wishful thinking.

Organizational Evaluation

Organizational Evaluation

Critical analysis of your organization or a specific program, process or policy, backed by real data and validated science, along with practical instructions for implementation, improvement and monitoring.

Interpretation & Reporting

Interpretation & Reporting

Using social and behavioral science, as well as business & management experience, to answer all-important questions for technical, business, or consumer audiences. Formats include written reports, presentations, slide decks & dashboards.

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

A full range of statistical & machine learning approaches; parametric, nonparametric & mixed methods; predictive, prescriptive & causal models. I select the right technique to insure you have trustworthy answers.

Research Design

Research Design

Bad data are worse than none. Make sure you’re collecting the right data in the right ways to reliably answer your organization’s questions. Includes surveys, interviews, focus groups, experiments, incidental & secondary data.

Who I Serve

I work with startup, early and growth stage companies, and small to medium organizations, nonprofits, firms and agencies, especially in the technology, science, health & wellness, and applied social & behavioral science sectors.

I am selectively available for advising, research, social and behavioral consulting, or advanced analytics on a project or retainer basis.

With Chronic Cow, I support those (like me) living with a chronic condition, caregivers, and medical and therapeutic professionals.

About Me

Dr. Kevin J. Payne

Dr. Kevin J. Payne

Kevin J. Payne holds a doctorate in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Missouri. A research methodologist and data scientist by specialization, he has especially studied how people and organizations can best thrive under distress and disadvantage since the 90s. He has designed, conducted, managed, or consulted on more than a thousand basic and applied research and data science projects across most segments of business, industry and public policy. He has published or presented almost 50 works of original research in regional, national, and international venues. Tens of thousands have been educated, inspired, and entertained by his classes, workshops, seminars, and speeches. After 15 years as a professor, he left to become a serial entrepreneur and has previously founded or co-founded 4 bootstrapped, revenue-positive companies. He has led enterprises generating millions in annual revenues and posting year over year double-digit growth. And he advises early and growth stage companies and nonprofits. His current company, Chronic Cow™, is a labor of love.

Personally? He was born and raised in the KC Metro. Has lived with multiple sclerosis since at least 2002. Adores activities with heights and pointy objects. Can never have too many books. Thrives in front of an audience. Loves collecting new experiences in far flung places. Is devoted to his animals. Is probably more fond of his family than they are of him. And is sometimes a pirate.

He can be contacted via drpayne@kjpayne.com.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Chronic Cow

Chronic Cow

My company, Chronic Cow, is a labor of love. We deliver tools, training & technology supporting better quality lives for those living with chronic, invisible & disabling illness; loved ones & caregivers; and medical, therapeutic & support professionals. Chronic Cow is a company committed to:

  1. A beneficial, socially aware presence.
  2. Partnering with, and contributing to, nonprofits, public agencies, causes, and movements supporting chronic illness, caregivers, and medical and therapeutic practitioners.
  3. Maintaining an active research & development program in human data science and the analysis of relevant quality of life issues.
  4. Rethinking work and pursuing workplace innovations to further meaningful professional opportunities for those with chronic, invisible, and disabling illness, and those who give care.
  5. Speaking for scientifically-informed, data driven, and humane practices, policies, and procedures regarding those with chronic conditions, their loved ones and caregivers, and supportive medical and therapeutic professionals and institutions.

To her friends, she’s known as “Bossie,” the Chronic Cow.

Pirate!

Pirate!

Much of what we think we know about the Golden Age of Piracy is just wrong. It’s been written by blockbuster movies and potboiler novels. The real story is far more fascinating. The line between pirate, soldier, terrorist, revolutionary and entrepreneur is thin and blurry. It is, after all, a matter of perspective — and history is written by the winners. Much of our modern world was born along the Colonial Caribbean and Eastern Seaboard, but we don’t learn much about it.

I grew up performing and sort of accidentally became a pirate many years ago. Since I’ve always been intrigued with history, it’s been a lot of fascinating fun.

Yeah, that’s right: a real pirate of the Golden Era. Quartermaster Richard Noland was his name. Quartermaster of the Whydah fleet, Captain of the Anne Galley, Recruiting Officer to Benjamin Hornigold, and accepter of a Royal Pardon from King George.

Our crew, The Real Pirates of Kansas City, provides pirates for all occasions. Quartermaster Noland might even be persuaded to deliver his keynote address, “A Real Pirate’s Life: Business Lessons from History’s Most Extreme Entrepreneurs” for your corporate or entrepreneurial event.

Contact

drpayne@kjpayne.com   |   816.582.8124   |   @drkjpayne on social media (links at left)