Current Faculty

Ronald W. Butler, Ph.D. | Website | Faculty Site

C.F. Frensley Professor of Mathematical Sciences

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977

 Research Interests: Statistical Science, Survival Analysis, Saddlepoint Methods, Multivariate Analysis, Reliability Theory, Bootstrap and Robustness, Systems Theory & Stochastic Networks, Complex Variables, Likelihood & Bayesian Inference, Ocean Engineering Applications

Jing Cao, Ph.D. | Website | Faculty Site

Associate Professor

University of Missouri, Columbia, 2005

Research Interests: Bayesian, Spatial Temporal Models, Epidemiology, Bayesian Applications, Bayesian Hierarchical Models, Bayesian Survival Analysis, Item Response Theory, Current Research Activities, Model Selection, Generalized Linear Models

Alan Elliott | Website | Faculty Site

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Consulting Center

Southern Methodist University

Research Interests:



Richard F. Gunst, Ph.D. | Website | Faculty Site


Southern Methodist University, 1972

Research Interests: Regression Analysis, Linear Models, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Methods


Ian Richard Harris, Ph.D. | Website | Faculty Site

Associate Professor

University of Birmingham, U.K. 1989

Research Interests: Robust Estimation, Minimum Divergence Methods, Nonparametric Methods, Variance Components, Mixed Models

Monnie McGee, Ph.D.

mmcgee@smu.eduWebsite | Faculty Site

Associate Professor

Rice University, 1994

Research Interests: Statistical Analysis, Statistical Methods, Time Series, Experimental Design Statistical Education, Normalization and Summarization


Hon Keung "Tony" Ng, Ph.D.

ngh@smu.eduWebsite | Faculty Site


McMaster University, 2002

Research Interests: Reliability Theory, Life Testing Procedures, Statistical Inference, Censored Data Analysis, Non Parametric procedures


Cornelis J. Potgieter, Ph.D

 cpotgieter@smu.eduWebsite | Faculty Site  

Assistant Professor

University of Johannesburg, 2009

Research Interests:  Nonparametric statistics, applications of characteristic functions, spatial statistics, capture-recapture methods, measurement error and latent variable models, generalized skew-symmetric distributions.  

Stephen Robertson, Ph.D  | Website | Faculty Site |

Senior Lecturer

Southern Methodist University, 2008

Research Interests: Time Series Analysis with financial applications, Non-parametric methods in Education/Clinical Psychology, Statistical Applications in Sports.


S. Lynne Stokes, Ph.D | Website | Faculty Site


University of North Carolina, 1976

Research Interests: Non-Sampling Error Modeling, Capture/Recapture Methods



Xinlei (Sherry) Wang, Ph.D.

swang@smu.eduWebsite | Faculty Site


University of Texas (Austin), 2002.

Research Interests: Bayesian methods (Bayesian hierarchical models, Bayesian spatial modelling, Bayesian treed models, Bayesian variable selection), Bayesian applications in genomic data analysis, ranked set sampling and judgment poststratification, statistical applications of Geometric Programming.

Wayne A. Woodward, Ph.D.

waynew@smu.eduWebsite | Faculty Site

Professor and Chair

Texas Tech University, 1974

Research Interests: Time Series, Robust Estimation, Statistical Analysis




Professor EmeritusNarayan Bhat

U. Narayan Bhat, Ph.D. | Faculty Site

Professor Emeritus

The University of Western Australia, 1964.

Special Recognitions: Fellow ASA and Member ISI.

Henry L. Gray, Ph.D. | Faculty Site

Professor Emeritus

University of Texas (Austin), 1966

Special Recognitions: Fellow ASA



Campbell Read

Campbell Read, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969

Editor:  Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences (Wiley)



William R. Schucany

William R. Schucany, Ph.D. | Website |

Professor Emeritus

Southern Methodist University, 1970

Special Recognitions:  Fellow ASA; Founders Award ASA

Research Interests: Data analysis in biomedical research, gene expression and association studies, rank tests for trend Nonparametric curve estimation, local linear and kernels, adaptive bandwidths, wavelets resampling methodologies including jackknife, bootstrap, and randomization tests analysis of medical imaging data.