Faculty and Staff

Name
Position
  • Ramazan Aygun

    Ramazan Aygun Director of Research Computing and Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Position:
    Director of Research Computing and Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Phone: (470) 578-5606
    Email: raygun@kennesaw.edu
    Location: 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

    University Webpage

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  • James Baggs

    James Baggs Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: jbaggs3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


    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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  • Marla Bell

    Marla Bell Associate Vice Provost

    Position:
    Associate Vice Provost

    Phone: (470) 578-6566
    Email: mbell@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 4422


    Degree: PhD, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

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

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  • Austin Brown

    Austin Brown Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-7827
    Email: abrow708@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3021


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

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 8020 Advanced Programming in SAS; STAT 8030 Programming in R; STAT 8110 Quality Control and Process Improvement; STAT 8210 Applied Regression Analysis

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  • Nicholas Buonamia

    Nicholas Buonamia Part-Time Instructor of Quantitative Analysis

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Quantitative Analysis

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: nxb8138@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Nancy Burney

    Nancy Burney Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-4320
    Email: nburney@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3020


     
  • Nicole Carder

    Nicole Carder Lecturer of Statistics

    Position:
    Lecturer of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2819
    Email: nmoutos@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3024


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

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; 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

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  • Mohammed Chowdhury

    Mohammed Chowdhury Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6098
    Email: mchowd10@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3019


    Degree: PhD, Statistics, The George Washington University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 3332/STAT 7010 Mathematical Statistics; STAT 4030 R Programming; STAT 4490 Python Programming; STAT 7900 Theoretical and Computational Bayesian Statistics; STAT 8020 Advanced SAS Programming; STAT 8220 Applied Time Series Analysis; STAT 8240 Data Mining

    University Webpage

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  • Caye Clack

    Caye Clack Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2490
    Email: cclack1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3038


    Degree: Masters of Applied Statistics, Kennesaw State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1170 Introduction to Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics; STAT 3130 Statistical Methods II

    Professional Experience: Twenty five years experience in computer software design, development, testing, and project management

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  • Joseph DeMaio

    Joseph DeMaio Director of the Masters of Applied Statistics and Professor of Mathematics and Data Science

    Joe DeMaioPosition:
    Director of the Masters of Applied Statistics and Professor of Mathematics and Data Science

    Phone: (470) 578-6568
    Email: jdemaio@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3011


    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

    University Webpage

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  • Holly Deal

    Holly Deal Lecturer of Statistics

    Position:
    Lecturer of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2490
    Email: hdeal2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3022


    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

  • Monica Doriney

    Monica Doriney Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: mdoriney@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Nicole Ferguson

    Nicole Ferguson Associate Professor of Statistics

    Nicole FergusonPosition:
    Associate Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-7624
    Email: afergu10@kennesaw.edu
    Location: 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 8125 Design and Analysis of Human Studies; STAT 7100 Statistical Methods; STAT 8030 Programming in R; STAT 8940 Applied Analysis Project

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  • Michael Frankel

    Michael Frankel Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    Position:
    Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2389
    Email: mfranke1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: 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

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  • Bill Franks

    Bill Franks Director of Center for Statistics and Analytical Research and Limited Term Instructor of Analytics and Data Science

    Position:
    Director of Center for Statistics and Analytical Research and Limited Term Instructor of Analytics and Data Science

    Phone: (470) 578-2829
    Email: wfranks3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2404


    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. 

    Personal website

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  • Linda Galloway

    Linda Galloway Senior Lecturer of Mathematics

    Linda GallowayPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Mathematics

    Phone: (470) 578-7678
    Email: lgallow1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3029


    Degree: PhD, Secondary Mathematics Education, Auburn University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics 

  • Kimberly Gardner

    Kimberly Gardner Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2401
    Email: kgardne9@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3023


    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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  • Shannon Grabich

    Shannon Grabich Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Shannon GrabichPosition:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: sgrabich@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


    Degree: PhD, Epidemiology, UNC Chapel Hill

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 8940 Applied Analysis Project (Human Studies Lab)

    Professional Experience: Research Professional with five years of experience working direct in pharma real world evidence (RWE) research and two years of RWE consulting.

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  • Damarkus Green

    Damarkus Green Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: dgreen62@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


    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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  • Susan Hardy

    Susan Hardy Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    Susan HardyPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6707
    Email: shardy@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3018


    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) - developed course to teach analytics to marketing project managers; performed marketing analyses for Marriott Corporation food chains

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  • Sherrill Hayes

    Sherrill Hayes Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Conflict Management

    Sherrill HayesPosition:
    Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Conflict Management

    Phone: (470) 578-6499
    Email: shayes32@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2400


    Degree: PhD, Sociology & Social Policy, Newcastle University (UK)

    Recent Classes Taught: DS 9000 Data Ethics; INCM 9900 Doctoral Research

    Professional experience: Program Evaluator

    University Webpage

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  • Victor Kane

    Victor Kane Associate Professor of Statistics

    Victor KanePosition:
    Associate Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2132
    Email: vkane@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3025


    Degree: PhD, Statistics, Florida State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3120 Statistical Methods I; STAT 4120/STAT 8120 Design of Experiments; STAT 8140 Six Sigma Problem Solving

    Professional Experience: 20 years at Ford Motor Company in quality and managerial positions

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  • Gilbert Lepadatu

    Gilbert Lepadatu Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: glepadat@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Leann Levelsmier

    Leann Levelsmier Office Manager

    Position:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: lhaman1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3003


     
  • Kelly Linz

    Kelly Linz Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: klinz@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


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

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics

    Professional Experience: Data Scientist with Coke One North America (CONA) Services

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  • Travis Long

    Travis Long Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: tlong20@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Stephen Morris

    Stephen Morris Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: smorri43@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Sherry Ni

    Sherry Ni Associate Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Statistics

    Sherry NiPosition:
    Associate Director of the School of Data Science and Analytics and Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2251
    Email: sni@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3005


    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

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  • Steve Orrock

    Steve Orrock Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: sorrock@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


    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

    Melony Parkhurst Limited Term Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Limited Term Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6682
    Email: mparkhur@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3038


     
  • Jennifer Priestley

    Jennifer Priestley Director, PhD in Analytics and Data Science and Professor of Statistics

    Jennifer PriestleyPosition:
    Director, PhD in Analytics and Data Science and Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6107
    Email: jpriestl@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2400


    Degree: PhD, Decision Sciences, Georgia State University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 8030 Programming in R; STAT 8330 Applied Binary Classification; DS 7900 Applied Analytics Project Course

    Professional Experience: Eleven years in the private sector including Vice President, US Region at MasterCard International, Senior Manager at Visa International - EU Region, Strategic Services Consultant at Andersen Consulting, and Portfolio Manager at AT&T Universal Card Services

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  • Herman Ray

    Herman Ray Part-Time Associate Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Associate Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2829
    Email: hray8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2400


     
  • Cara Reeve

    Cara Reeve Program Coordinator

    Position:
    Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2865
    Email: cmisurac@kennesaw.edu
    Location: TP 2400


     
  • Claudia Roper

    Claudia Roper Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: croper12@kennesaw.edu
    Location: MS 012


     
  • Gita Taasoobshirazi

    Gita Taasoobshirazi Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2491
    Email: gtaasoob@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3013


    Degree: PhD, Educational Psychology: Cognition and Development, University of Georgia

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 7020 Statistical Computing and Simulation; STAT 7900 Structural Equation Modeling; STAT 8020 Advanced Programming in SAS; STAT 8210 Applied Regression Analysis

  • Shelby Taylor

    Shelby Taylor Lecturer of Statistics

    Position:
    Lecturer of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-4320
    Email: stayl222@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3020


    Degree: Masters of Statistics, Bringham Young University

    Recent Classes Taught: STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics; STAT 3125 Biostatistics

    Professional Experience: Research Fellow at National Center for Health Statistics (Summer 2018)

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  • Lewis VanBrackle

    Lewis VanBrackle Professor Emeritus of Statistics

    Position:
    Professor Emeritus of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6313
    Email: lvanbrac@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3015


    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 

  • Bob Vanderheyden

    Bob Vanderheyden Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-2409
    Email: rvanderh@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 275


     
  • Yifan Zhang

    Yifan Zhang Assistant Professor of Quantitative Analysis

    Yifan ZhangPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Analysis

    Phone: (470) 578-3913
    Email: yzhang60@kennesaw.edu
    Location: 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

    Xinyan Zhang Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Statistics

    Phone: (470) 578-6313
    Email: xzhang47@kennesaw.edu
    Location: CL 3015


    Degree: PhD, Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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Affiliated Faculty

Name
Position
  • Meng Han

    Meng Han Assistant Professor of Information Technology

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Information Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3801
    Email: mhan9@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 302


     
  • Jing (Selena) He

    Jing (Selena) He Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Phone: (470) 578-6039
    Email: she4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 338


     
  • Xiao Huang

    Xiao Huang Professor of Economics & Finance

    Position:
    Professor of Economics & Finance

    Phone: (470) 578-6318
    Email: xhuang3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 343


     
  • Chih-Cheng Hung

    Chih-Cheng Hung Professor of Computer Science

    Position:
    Professor of Computer Science

    Phone: (470) 578-3793
    Email: chung1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 384


     
  • Stefano Mazzotta

    Stefano Mazzotta Professor of Economics & Finance

    Position:
    Professor of Economics & Finance

    Phone: (470) 578-6341
    Email: smazzott@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 350


     
  • Babak Moazzez

    Babak Moazzez Assistant Professor of Mathematics

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics

    Phone: (470) 578-4256
    Email: bmoazzez@kennesaw.edu
    Location: MS 240


     
  • Hossain Shahriar

    Hossain Shahriar Institute for Cyber Workforce Development Director of Research and Graduate Education and Associate Professor of Information Technology

    Position:
    Institute for Cyber Workforce Development Director of Research and Graduate Education and Associate Professor of Information Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-3866
    Email: hshahria@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 336


     
  • Junggab Son

    Junggab Son Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Phone: (470) 578-3547
    Email: json4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 340


     
  • Ying Xie

    Ying Xie Professor of Computer Science

    Position:
    Professor of Computer Science

    Phone: (470) 578-2143
    Email: yxie2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 360


     
  • Bo Yang

    Bo Yang Professor of Mathematics

    Position:
    Professor of Mathematics

    Phone: (470) 578-6102
    Email: byang@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 527


     
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