John D Conry
Experienced professional seeking to leverage research experience in law, social sciences and education to transition into the field of Marketing Research. Targeting suppliers offering a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop in the Market Research field.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Survey and Experimental Design
Cross Cultural Research
Research and Writing Consultant 07/2017 –Present
Researched application essay qualities through in depth interviews with industry leaders, including former heads of admission at Yale and Duke Universities, used that information to develop compelling narratives in client Personal Statements. Regularly interviewed client-applicants and helped them identify relevant experiences and to research and write college application essays. Coordinated with team of Chinese teammates in designing and submitting entire application packages. Based on client interviews, we identified existing relevant data, selected appropriate support resources, managed issues as they arose, found solutions, and kept the project on its timeline. Accepted frequent feedback from clients and occasionally from superiors, incorporated that feedback into future work.
Improved average Client’s admissions by ten ‘ranks’ (in USA today rankings), excellent KPI, including multiple admissions to Columbia, Cornell, NYU, UC Berkeley and other elite schools. Currently working remotely from Denver, Colorado
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics 2016-2018
Associate Professor of Comparative Contract Law
Organized and taught Comparative Contracts class to Chinese law Students with a focus on respectful classroom discussion and debate. Mentored students in legal research and writing and sought to diminish conflicts.
Translegal, Shanghai, China 2016- 2018
Law Instructor, Course Developer, Researcher
Taught Chinese lawyers Contracts Law, Legal Writing, Business Law and other legal and English subjects at companies such as China Union Pay, Tetra Pak and Alcoa. Expert Interviewed respected Chinese Law Professors regarding preferred teaching styles and focus. Conducted focus groups of client-attorneys to determine the best course content and teaching style. Wrote research report with recommendations for course design and used them to improve client satisfaction. Designed courses for the School in areas including transnational law, international transactions and criminal law in English. Designed Legal Writing class based on research results resulting in 200% increase in course sales.
Lee Academy American High School, Shanghai, China 2015-2016
Organized and taught History class to Chinese high school students with a focus on Document Based Queries and respectful classroom discussion and debate. Developed analytical frameworks for primary and secondary research; uncovered and corrected issues that arise during research or the analytical process. Coached students in integrating multiple, often contradictory pieces of information into coherent arguments.
Conry & Associates, LLC, New Orleans, LA 2005-2012
Lead Attorney, Marketing Manager
Created firm with $300 upon returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Used the
research findings resulting in explosive growth of client base. Researched quick growing through literature review and industry expert interviews and developed actionable insights, specifically a strategy of guerilla advertising and free help with traffic tickets. Pioneered a unique User Experience for law firms in Louisiana. UX resulted in explosive growth of the firm relative to the market, which handled over 200 (300% of the average for local attorneys) Homeowner’s Insurance Contract Law Claims negotiated, drafted and closed 7.9 Million Dollars in settlements little over 4 years.
Learned interview techniques that allow me to structure conversations so that key facts surface quickly improving the effectiveness of my cross-examination dramatically. Identified existing relevant data, selected appropriate support resources, managed issues as they arose, found solutions, and kept the project on its timeline. Integrated multiple, often contradictory pieces of information into an actionable coherent summary. Wrote data driven reports and pleadings that were clear, organized, and persuasive.
U.S. Peace Corps, Benin, 1997-2000
Peace Corps Volunteer - Volunteer Leader
Associated Students of Colorado State University 1993-1997
Director of Research -1995-1996
Designed, administered and compiled statistical reports on Student Body Telephone Surveys, using systematic sampling and a frame of random student phone numbers provided by the University. Comfortably used statistical tools and identified the appropriate methods of research and analysis. With a typical Standard Error Range of 8% and confidence level of 95%. Topics included the Student Recreation Center, Distinguished Speaker Program, Cost of Attendance and more. As a result of my research and the actionable data collected the University Administration doubled the Student Recreation Center size and increased Student Athletics funding.
2018 University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Certification, Principles of Market Research
2003 - 2005 Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA
Juris Doctor, Common Law Curriculum with extensive Civil Law studies,
1992 - 1997 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science Major, Philosophy Minor