Our department is very pleased with the hiring of Dr. Mark Werner, who started his position as Lecturer in August 2010. Mark will play an important role in teaching statistics for business students, and is also interested in further pursuing his interests in statistics education. Welcome Mark!
We would also like to congratulate Dr. Kim Gilbert and Jack Morse, in that their positions are now permanent instead of temporary. Kim is a Lecturer, primarily working with MSIT 3000 classes (along with Mark), and Jack Morse is now a permanent Instructor who teaches STAT 2000 classes.
Dr. Kim Love-Myers is replacing Dr. Chen as Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center. Kim comes to us from the Warnell School of Forestry, and she brings with her significant consulting experience along with an outstanding vision for consulting center operations. We look forward to a cordial and mutually-productive working relationship. Welcome Kim!
Dr. Jien Chen, Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center, left the department and the university on July 1 to relocate to Virginia to be with her husband, Dr. Qin Wang, who is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. The department and the SCC will miss her valuable contributions. We are very grateful for all that Jien has done here at UGA and wish her the very best with her relocation and future endeavors. Thank you Jien!
Jun Ye is working at Massachusetts General Hospital. His job duties are quite similar to those in his consulting job at UGA. He assists medical doctors in Nephrology with the statistical analysis sections of their papers.
Dipankar Bandyopadhyay is an assistant professor in Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
Lewis Jordan currently works as a research staff member for Prof. Richard Daniels in the Warnell School of Forest Resources, UGA.
Jin Zhou is a Postdoc Fellow for the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University.
Terri Huff Henderson started working at Bank of America as Credit Risk Officer then moved to Market Information Manager. She then transitioned into the same company her husband, Mike (class of 2001), works for, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, as a Clinical Claims Project Leader. Mid this year she will be transitioning to Sr. Biostatistician at the same company thanks to the demand for the skill set attained in the statistics department. Terri and Mike have been married just over 5 years and have two Dachshunds. Outside of working as statisticians they both pursue their hobbies.
Hicham Elhassani leads the custom analytics team for the ChoicePoint Insurance Group.