School of Data Science and Analytics Faculty & Staff

Administration

Name
Position
  • Sherry Ni

    Interim Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Statistics

    sni@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2251
    J 332B

    Degree: PhD, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 8940 Applied Analysis Project; STAT 8240/HMI 7620 Data Mining; DS 9900 Dissertation Research

  • Marla Bell

    Professor of Statistics

    mbell@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6566
    CL 3005

    Interim Associate Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics

    Degree: PhD, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II; STAT 4210/STAT 8210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Bill Franks

    Director of the Center for Data Science and Analytics and Lecturer of Data Science and Analytics

    wfranks3@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 324

    Director of Center for Data Science and Anayltics

    Degree: Masters of Applied Statistics, North Carolina State University

    Recent Classes Taught: DS 7900 Applied Analytics Project Course

    Professional Experience: Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE: TDC) and the International Institute for Analytics. Author of several books. Presentations at hundreds of public and private conferences and events. 

  • Herman "Gene" Ray

    Interim Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics PhD Program and Professor of Data Science and Biostatistics

    hray8@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3648
    J 348

    PhDDSA Program Coordinator

    Degree: PhD, Biostatistics and Data Science, University of Louisville School of Public Health 

    Recent classes taught: STAT 8310 Applied Categorical Data Analysis; STAT 8320 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis; STAT 8330 Applied Binary Classification; STAT 7130 Programming in R. 

    Professional experience

    • Senior Director of Biostatistics and Programming, ConcertAI
    • Associate Professor of Statistics, Kennesaw State University
    • Director, Center for Statistics and Analytical Research, Kennesaw State University
    • Research Scientist, Thomson Reuters

     

  • Austin Brown

    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    abrow708@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7827
    J 347

    MSDSA Program Coordinator

    Degree: PhD, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, University of Northern Colorado

    Recent Classes Taught: DATA 3230 Data Visualization; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 7110 Quality Control & Process Improvement; STAT 7130 Programming in R; STAT 7210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Michael Frankel

    Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    mfranke1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2389
    CL 3009

    BSDSA Program Coordinator

    Degree: Masters of Statistics, Georgia Tech 

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3010 Computer Applications in Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 4330 Binary Classification

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    Office Manager

    lhaman1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2409
    CL 3003

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    Program Coordinator

    cmisurac@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 332

 

Full-Time Faculty

Name
Position
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    Limited Term Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    lamoakon@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    CL 3011

  • Ramazan Aygun

    Director of Research Computing and Associate Professor of Computer Science

    raygun@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5606
    J 305A

    Degree: PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo

    Recent Classes Taught: CS 7265 Big Data Analytics; CS 7267 Machine Learning

  • Marla Bell

    Professor of Statistics

    mbell@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6566
    CL 3005

    Degree: PhD, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II; STAT 4210/STAT 8210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Limited Term Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

    fbien@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5105
    CL 3013

  • Austin Brown

    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    abrow708@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7827
    J 347

    Degree: PhD, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, University of Northern Colorado

    Recent Classes Taught: DATA 3230 Data Visualization; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 7110 Quality Control & Process Improvement; STAT 7130 Programming in R; STAT 7210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Nicole Carder

    Lecturer of Statistics

    nmoutos@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2819
    CL 3023

    Degree: Masters of Science in Applied Statistics, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; DATA 1501 Introduction to Data Science; STAT 3010 Computer Applications of Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics

    Professional Experience: Data Scientist at Axis, Group; Data Analyst at Genuine Parts Company; Statistical Analyst at Kimberly Clark

  • Joseph DeMaio

    Professor of Mathematics and Data Science

    jdemaio@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6568
    J 349

    Degree: PhD, Mathematics, Emory University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 7010 Mathematical Statistics I; MATH 2332 Probability and Data Analysis; MATH 8020 Graph Theory

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    Lecturer of Statistics

    hdeal2@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2490
    CL 3021

    Degree: Masters of Statistics and Analytical Sciences, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 4210 Topics in Regression

  • Bowen Eldridge

    Lecturer of Data Science and Analytics

    meldrid8@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6241
    J 320

    Degree: Masters of Statistics and Analytical Sciences, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 2332 Probability and Data Analysis

  • Nicole Ferguson

    Professor of Statistics

    afergu10@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7624
    CL 3017

    Degree: PhD, Biostatistics, University of Louisville

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3010 Computer Applications of Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 4125/STAT 7125 Design and Analysis of Human Studies; STAT 7100 Statistical Methods; STAT 7030 Programming in R; STAT 8940 Applied Analysis Project

  • Michael Frankel

    Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    mfranke1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2389
    CL 3009

    Degree: Masters of Statistics, Georgia Tech 

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3010 Computer Applications in Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 4330 Binary Classification

  • Bill Franks

    Director of the Center for Data Science and Analytics and Lecturer of Data Science and Analytics

    wfranks3@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 324

    Degree: Masters of Applied Statistics, North Carolina State University

    Recent Classes Taught: DS 7900 Applied Analytics Project Course

    Professional Experience: Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE: TDC) and the International Institute for Analytics. Author of several books. Presentations at hundreds of public and private conferences and events. 

  • Linda Galloway

    Senior Lecturer of Mathematics

    lgallow1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7678
    CL 3029

    Degree: PhD, Secondary Mathematics Education, Auburn University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics 

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    Professor of Statistics

    kgardne9@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2401
    J 322

    Degree: PhD, Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3010 Computer Applications of Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II; STAT 7100 Statistical Methods; STAT 8940 Applied Analysis Project; MATH 2332 Probability and Data Analysis; MATH 3332 Probability and Inference; MAED 9900 Mathematics Education Research Independent Study

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    Lecturer of Data Science and Analytics

    dgiorgis@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6107
    CL 3007

  • Kevin Gittner

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    kgittner@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7986
    CL 3031

    Degree: PhD, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, University of Northern Colorado

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 7210 Applied Regression Analysis; STAT 7020 Statistical Computing and Simulation; DATA 3300 Data Science Ethics; PHE 4500 Epidemiology; PHE 3150 Applied Analytic Techniques in Public Health Education

    Professional Experience: Statistical and research methods consulting

  • Susan Hardy

    Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    shardy@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6707
    CL 3025

    Degree: Masters of Statistics, Brigham Young University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3010 Computer Applications of Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II; STAT 4400 Nonparametric Statistical Methods; STAT 4400 Research and Oral Presentation Excellence

    Professional Experience: Wirthlin Worldwide (Harris Interactive) - trained project managers; performed marketing analyses for Marriott Corporation food chains

  • Victor Kane

    Associate Professor of Statistics

    vkane@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2132
    J 323

    Degree: PhD, Statistics, Florida State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 4120/STAT 7220 Design of Experiments; STAT 7110 Quality Control; STAT 7140 Six Sigma Problem Solving

    Professional Experience: Ford Motor Company, Engineering Analyses and Process Optimization

  • Lauren Matheny

    Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

    lmathen1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5021
    CL 3019

    Degree: PhD, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, University of Northern Colorado

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 7020 Statistical Computing Simulation;  STAT 7225 Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

    Professional Experience: 17 years directing lower extremity research program in orthopedic and sports medicine health outcomes; lead biostatistician and research methodologist for collaborative research with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, independent statistical and research consultant in private sector. 

  • Herman Ray

    Interim Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics PhD Program and Professor of Data Science and Biostatistics

    hray8@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3648
    J 348

    Degree: PhD, Biostatistics and Data Science, University of Louisville School of Public Health 

    Recent classes taught: STAT 8310 Applied Categorical Data Analysis; STAT 8320 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis; STAT 8330 Applied Binary Classification; STAT 7130 Programming in R. 

    Professional experience:

    • Senior Director of Biostatistics and Programming, ConcertAI
    • Associate Professor of Statistics, Kennesaw State University
    • Director, Center for Statistics and Analytical Research, Kennesaw State University
    • Research Scientist, Thomson Reuters 


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    Associate Professor of Statistics

    gtaasoob@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2491
    J 343

    Degree: PhD, Applied Cognition and Development, University of Georgia

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 7020 Statistical Computing and Simulation; STAT 7350/8350 Structural Equation Modeling; STAT 7450/8450 Multilevel Modeling; STAT 8020 Advanced Programming in SAS; STAT 8210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Lewis VanBrackle

    Professor Emeritus of Statistics

    lvanbrac@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

    Degree: PhD, Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Experience: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company (now AT&T) - Associate Staff Manager, Demographics and Marketing Research; Bell Telephone Laboratories (now Avaya) - Member of the Technical Staff, Local Service Model Development 

  • Benjamin Watson

    Limited Term Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    bwatso64@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    CL 3015

    Degree: MAT, Secondary Mathematics Education, Georgia State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; DATA 1501 Introduction to Data Science

    Professional Experience: Data Analyst at Northeast Georgia Health System

  • MinJae Woo

    Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science

    mwoo1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6505
    J 345

    Degree: PhD, Biomedical Data Science and Informatics, Clemson University-Medical University of South Carolina (joint)

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 4210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Yifan Zhang

    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Analysis

    yzhang60@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3913
    BB 358

    Degree: PhD in Business Administration (Marketing), Penn State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 8240 Data Mining I; STAT 8250 Data Mining II; ECON 2300 Business Statistics

  • Xinyan Zhang

    Associate Professor of Statistics

    xzhang47@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6313
    J 314

    Degree: PhD, Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 8225 Applied Longitudinal Analysis

Part-Time Faculty

Name
Position
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    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    jbaggs3@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

    Degree: PhD, Epidemiology, Emory University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Experience: Senior Epidemiologist and Team Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    msh7069@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    adewar@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    mdoriney@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    dgreen62@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

    Degree: Masters of Applied Statistics, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Experience: Data Analyst at Stillman College

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    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

    pjohn181@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    kkolb1@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    glepadat@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Data Science and Analytics

    mliu11@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

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    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    tlong20@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

  • Steve Morris

    Part-Time Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    smorri43@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

    Degree: Masters of Science, Statistics, University of Georgia

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 2332 Probability and Data Analysis;  STAT 3125 Biostatistics

    Professional Experience: Consultant at Demand Side Analytics 

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    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    sorrock@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

    Degree: Masters of Applied Statistics, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Experience: Business Analyst and Pricing/Inventory Analyst in retail analytics

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  • Melony Parkhurst

    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    mparkhur@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6682
    CL 3038

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    Part-Time Instructor of Data Science and Analytics

    stayl222@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2865
    J 333

Affiliated Faculty

Name
Position
  • Assistant Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science

    she4@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6039
    J 338

  • Professor of Economics & Finance

    xhuang3@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6318
    BB 343

  • Professor of Economics & Finance

    smazzott@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6341
    BB 350

  • Professor of Computer Science

    yxie2@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2143
    J 360

  • Professor of Mathematics

    byang@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6102
    SC 527