Assistant Professor, Statistics; Statistics Coordinator of the Science and Math Learning Center
Year Started at JMU: 2017
Contact Info


  • PhD in Survey Research and Methodology, 2017, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • MS in Applied Statistics, 2012, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
  • BS in Accounting, 2002, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Select Publications
  • Olson, K., Smyth, J. D., & Cochran, B. (2018). Item Location, the Interviewer–Respondent Interaction, and Responses to Battery Questions in Telephone Surveys. Sociological Methodology, 48(1), 225-268. DOI: 10.1177/0081175018778299

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