Faculty and Staff


This list of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty and staff members may be viewed either alphabetically or by department.

Faculty and Staff Within Statistical Science

Butler, Ronald W.           214-768-1426 Website

Professor, Charles F. Frensley Chair in Mathematics

Ph.D., University of Michigan

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
Cao, Jing           214-768-2451 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

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
Crain, Sheila           214-768-1426

Administrative Assistant

Gunst, Richard F.           214-768-2466


Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Research Interests: Regression Analysis, Linear Models, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Methods
Harris, Ian Richard           214-768-2454 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Birmingham, U.K.

Research Interests: Robust Estimation, Minimum Divergence Methods, Nonparametric Methods, Variance Components, Mixed Models
McGee, Monnie           214-768-2462 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Rice University

Ng, Hon Keung Tony           214-768-2465 Website


Ph.D., McMaster University

Research Interests: Reliability Theory, Life Testing Procedures, Statistical Inference, Censored Data Analysis, Non Parametric Procedures
Potgieter, Cornelis           214-768-1863

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Johannesburg (2009)

Robertson, Steve           214-768-4830
Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. Southern Methodist Unviersty

Schucany, William R.           214-768-2464 Website


Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Research Interests: Data Analysis, Medical Research, Survey Sampling Business Records, Local Linear and Kernels, Adaptive Bandwidths, Resamplin Methodology, Randomization Tests
Stokes, Lynne S.     slstokes@smu.edu       214-768-2270 Website

Chair and Professor

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests: Non-Sampling Error Modeling, Capture/Recapture Methods
Wang, Xinlei           214-768-2459 Website


Ph.D., Decision Science & Statistics, University of Texas at Austin, 2002 M.A., Statistics, University of Pittsburg, 1998 B.S., Automatic Control, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Research Interests: Bayesian Methodologies, Judgement Post Stratification, Micro-Array Data Analysis
Woodward, Wayne A.           214-768-1426 Website


Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Research Interests: Time Series, Robust Estimation, Statistical Analysis