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Professor, Statistics , Department of Mathematics ,     
Central Michigan University  Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Senior Research Fellow , Institute of Health and Business Insight

Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Data Mining
Dow Chemical Certified Six Sigma Black Belt


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Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications is a new international refereed journal that publishes high quality papers related to statistical distributions and applications. It provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish and share their research work in both methodological development and novel applications of statistical distributions. This journal is now open for manuscript submission.
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PE 109, Dept. of Math, CMU, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859


Phone:  (989) 774-3555

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What I have done in the past - RESUME (updated April, 2014)

Currently, I am a full professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics, and serve as the program director for the Graduate Certificate Program in Data Mining at Central Michigan University. I am a Dow Chemical Six Sigma Black Belt. I am also working as a senior faculty research fellow at the Center for Applied Research & Technology. The research projects are data mining and  business intelligence projects from industries, such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, EDS, Eli-Lily, International Paper, Henry Ford Hospital Systems and so on. I received a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1984 at the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University

Awards and Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2014: Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 US Professors of the Year Award, CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 2014: Outstanding Research Award, College of Science & Technology, Central Michigan University
  • 2014: Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, The Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
  • 2013: Co-Chief Editor, Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications ( )
  • 2009: Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Science & Technology, Central Michigan University
  • 2008: Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • 2007: First Place, the First International Quality Improvement Project Competition in Education, American Society of Quality.   The project title: Six Sigma project for improving mathematics placement at CMU.
  • 2006: Presidential Research Award for outstanding scholarly activity achievement, Central Michigan University
  • 2006: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt by the Dow Chemical Company
  • 2004: Distinguished Leadership Award in the Field of Statistical Education and Applied Statistics
  • 2003: The International Directory of Distinguish Leadership, American Biographical Institute
  • 2001: Outstanding Service Award, American Statistical Association
  • 1998: Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute


Graduate Certificate Program in Data Mining  

 Our program integrates data mining, text mining and GIS in the curriculum. Students will also receive the SAS Data Mining Certificate.

Real-Time Online Database for Hands-on Activities

Visit our NSF supported real-time hands-on activities. Instructors from over 40 institutions have used the real-time hands-on activities in their instructions.


1st International Journal on Statistical Distributions and Applications. October 10 - 12, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA


Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications. Publish high quality papers related to distributions and applications published by Springer.

CAUSE Website  

An undergraduate statistics education information portal developed and managed by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.

USPROC (Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition)

If your students conduct projects, this is an opportunity for them to compete and win awards.

SPSS Online Training Workshop 

Visit one of the most popular online training workshop to learn how to use SPSS for data analysis.

Institute of Health & Business Insight

Institute of Health & Business Insight, An applied analytics research center providing consulting work for industries and business.

Job rating in 2014

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Courses Taught

Courses Taught

  Introductory Statistics

Elementary Statistical Analysis

Introduction to Statistics - Online

Applied Statistical Method I

  Applied Statistical Methods II Senior/Graduate

Mathematical Statistics I - Senior/Graduate

Mathematical Statistics II - Senior/Graduate

Statistical Programming and Data Management  Senior/graduate

  Statistical Quality Improvement - Senior/Graduate

Design of Experiments - Senior/Graduate

Statistical Techniques for Data Mining - Senior/Graduate

Theory of Statistical Inference - Graduate Level

Six Sigma Strategy and Implementation - Senior/Graduate

Multivariate Analysis and Applications - Graduate Level

Data Mining Techniques Senior/graduate

Advanced Data Mining Techniques - Graduate

Teaching Philosophy

Pace Model