Statistics Faculty

"It is impossible to do modern studies of ecology and conservation biology without a deep knowledge of statistics. We use statistics to design and analyze ecological experiments."
Dr. Harris, Ecology & Conservation Biology Professor
Arlene Casiple Arlene Casiple, Instructor
B.S., University of the Phillipines
M.S., University of Florida
Statistical interests: Statistics education, distance learning.
Lihua Chen Lihua Chen, Assistant Professor
B.S, M.S, Peking University, China
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Statistical interests: Model combining and selection, categorical data analysis, information theory and Bayesian methods.
Rickie Domangue Rickie J. Domangue, Professor
B.S., M.S., Nicholls State University
Ph.D., Clemson University
Statistical interests: Clinical trials, experimental design, mixed linear models, statistics education.
Steve Garren Steven T. Garren, Professor
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill
Debra Hall, Instructor
B.S., Lambuth College
M.S., Tennessee Technological University
Statistical interests: Statistics Education, AP Statistics, Effective use of Technology and Writing to improve and assess Statistical Literacy, Quality Control in FDA regulated environments
Hasan Hamdan Hasan Hamdan, Associate Professor
B.S., Birzeith University
M.S., Ph.D., American University
Statistical interests: Scale mixtures, time series, multivariate analysis and distribution theory.
Nusrat Jahan Nusrat Jahan, Assistant Professor
B.Sc (Hons.), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.Sc., Queen's University, Canada
Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Statistical interests: Time series, statistical genomics, data mining.
Justin Kimmel, Instructor
B.S., The University of Pittsburgh
M.S., The University of Akron
Statistical interests: Statistics Education: Investigating and implementing fun classroom activities and advancements in technology to enhance student retention and success.
Ed Lee Robert E. Lee, Professor
B.A., Berea College
M.A. Appalachian State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Kane Nashimoto, Associate Professor
B.A., Bemidji State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Sam Prins Samantha (Bates) Prins, Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Hons), University of Auckland, New Zealand
M.S., Ph.D, University of Washington
Statistical interests: Environmental applications, Bayesian statistics, deterministic models, clustering & classification.
Dinesh Sharma Dinesh Sharma, Assistant Professor
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Statistics), HNB Garhwal University, India
M.S. (Applied Math), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Florida State University
Statistical interests: Prognostic modeling, computational statistics.
Brian Walton D. Brian Walton, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Statistical interests: Stochastic processes and time series, applied probability, and hidden Markov models.
Colleen Watson Colleen Watson, Instructor
B.S., M.S., Georgia Tech
Statistical interests: Instructing current and future teachers to incorporate hands-on data collection into data analysis lesson plans in order to increase student excitement for statistics.
Ling Xu, Assistant Professor
B.S., Wuhan Technical U.  of Surveying & Mapping, China
M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Statistical interests: Computational statistics, Bayesian methods.

Retired Faculty

Ching-Yuan Chiang Ching-Yuan Chiang, B.S., A.M., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus.
  George W. Marrah, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus.