David S. Crosby, PhD

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Title: Statistics Educator, Consultant

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States

David S. Crosby, PhD, Educator and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Statistics.

Dr. Crosby most recently held the title of statistics professor emeritus at the American University in Washington, DC, and is well known as a consulting statistician of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration from 1968 to 2003. He was good at mathematics, and enjoyed the field so much he accidentally pursued statistics for 30 years, working with people all around the world. Dr. Crosby is proud of his work with the first remote sensing satellites, which acquires information such as sea temperature about the Earth’s surface from on high. He is recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and can be found in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who  in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

Born in St. George, Utah to Samuel Wallace and Mae Crosby, Dr. Crosby is an alumnus of American University, and earned his MA and PhD from the University of Arizona. He was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and returned to American University to teach statistics. In 1968, he became a consulting statistician of the National Environmental Satellite Data Information Service, where he served until 2001, and joined NOAA from 1968 to 2003. He served as chair of the department of mathematics, statistics, and computer science at American University from 1975 to 1977. Dr. Crosby has also been a visiting professor at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand and the Hooke Institute for Atmospheric Research at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Crosby has contributed 24 articles to scientific literature, and co-authored 94 papers with collaborating researchers. He has also been an active town council member of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, where he resides today. Dr. Crosby is the proud father of Anna Danisha and Mae Melinda with his late wife, Anna Jo Hovermale, who passed away in 2002. He continues to work on environmental problems, and hopes to be remembered as someone willing to cooperate to find solutions.

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