About CSAR

Message from the Director

Jennifer Priestley headshotThe Center for Statistics and Analytical Research is the focal point for applied interdisciplinary analytical research at Kennesaw State University. Housed in the Analytics and Data Science Institute, the Center engages affiliated faculty from across the university to leverage cutting edge research to address the challenges and opportunities related to Big Data. The Center employs Ph.D. students in Analytics and Data Science, as well as Masters students from several affiliated analytics programs, to work on projects aligned with healthcare, finance, engineering and retail, as well as initiatives engaging our local community for social good.

Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Ph.D., Center Director
E-mail: jpriestl@kennesaw.edu 
Office: TP 2400


Areas of Expertise


  • Grant Proposals
  • Experimental Design
  • Multivariate Methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Time Series
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Quality Control
  • Response Surface Models
  • Forecasting
  • Market Analysis
  • Modeling and Data Mining
  • Publication Preparation
  • Machine learning

Analysis Tools

  • Python
  • R
  • SAS
  • JMP
  • SQL
  • Excel/MS Office
  • Tableau