Title: Statistical Modeler, Statistics Educator
Company: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Bruce Cooil, Statistics Modeler and Statistics Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics and statistics education.
Dr. Cooil has taught at Vanderbilt University since 1982 and has held a variety of positions at the institution that speaks to his abilities and proficiency in statistics. Since 2007, he has been the Richmond Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Management at the institution. He has previously been the Faculty Director of the MBA program and Director of the PhD Program. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was an instructor, dean’s fellow and research and training fellow at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. One of his earliest positions was as a biostatistician at the Institute of Health Research. In 2006, Dr. Cooil contributed his services as an external reviewer and panelist on Human and Social Dynamics: Decision Making, Risk, & Uncertainty. One of his top achievements in his career has been the breakthroughs in measuring the progression of atherosclerosis and new statistical measures of qualitative data reliability.
To prepare for a career in statistical education, Dr. Cooil first earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Stanford University with honors in 1975. He continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in statistics in 1976. Dr. Cooil picked up his education The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, received a PhD in statistics in 1982. In his career, he has received a number of awards such as several Best Paper awards from the Journal of Service Management, the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Vanderbilt University, and the H. Paul Root Award from the Marketing Science Institute. He has also received such accolades as the Thomas B. Walker, Jr./Goldman Sachs Award, the J. Parker Bursk Prize, the University of Pennsylvania Fellowship Award and the Lehman Award. He has maintained professional affiliation with the American Statistical Association as a committee member and elected official. In addition, he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Management Services, the American Marketing Association and a variety of other organizations.
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