**VITAE**
**PERSONAL **
NAME: Robert M. Price Jr.
Office Address: Department of Mathematics
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70663
Johnson City, TN 37614-0711
Phone: (423) 439-6983
E-Mail: pricejr@etsu.edu
**EDUCATION**
Ph.D. (1996), Statistics, University of Wyoming
M.S. (1989), Statistics, The Ohio State University
M.S. (1986), Mathematics, Youngstown State University
B.S. (1983), Mathematics, Youngstown State University
**TEACHING EXPERIENCE**
2002-present Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, East Tennessee State
University
1997-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, East Tennessee State
University
1996-1997 Part-time Instructor, Department of Statistics, University of Wyoming
1993-1996 Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, University of Wyoming
1990-1992 Full-time Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Westminster College
1989-1990 Part-time Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Youngstown State University
1986-1989 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
1984-1986 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Youngstown State University
**OTHER EXPERIENCE**
2000 - present Co-Manager of Statistical Consulting Service, East Tennessee State University
1995-1996 Assistant Director, Statistical Consulting Center, University of Wyoming
**COURSES TAUGHT**
Probability and Statistics, Statistical Computing, Foundations of Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Statistics (undergraduates and graduates), Applied Linear Statistical Models (graduates), Applied Multivariate Analysis (graduates), Nonparametric Statistical Methods (graduates), and Introductory Biostatistics at East Tennessee State University
Applied Nonparametrics (graduate students), Applied Linear Regression (undergraduates and
graduates), Statistical Methods for Biological Sciences (undergraduates and graduates), and
Elementary Statistics (large lecture) at the University of Wyoming
Calculus, College Algebra, Introduction to Computer Science, Finite Mathematics, and
Elementary Statistics at Westminster College
**ACADEMIC HONORS**
Teaching Award, The College of Arts & Sciences, East Tennessee State University, 2005
Teaching Award, The Mathematics Department, East Tennessee State University, 2004
Research Honor, The Institute of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, East Tennessee State University, 2000
Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Wyoming, 1995
Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Department of Statistics, University of Wyoming, 1995
## MEMBERSHIPS
The American Statistical Association
American Mathematical Society
**PROFESSIONAL**
## ACTIVITIES
Associate Chair of Mathematics Department, May 2008 – present.
External Reviewer Physics, April 2008
Medical Profession Advisor (MPA), September 2005—December 2007.
Math 1530 Course Coordinator, September 2005—August 2007.
Member of the Arts & Sciences Tenure & Promotion Committee, September 2004—May 2006.
Chair of Faculty Search Committee, September 2004.
Departmental Advisor, September 1999 – present.
Member of the Departmental Graduate Committee, September 2001– 2006.
Member of the Assessment Advisory Council, September 2000 – 2003.
Associate member of the Graduate Faculty, September 1997 – present.
Faculty Senator, ETSU, Spring Semester 1999 & September 2000 – 2003
Advisor to the Student Chapter of the MAA, January 2000 – September 2001.
Member of the Departmental Curriculum Committee, September 1999 – September 2001.
Member of the University Ethics Committee, September 1998 – May 2001.
Member of the Departmental Vision Committee, September 1998 – May 1999.
Member of Faculty Search Committees, January 1998 – May 1999.
## GRADUATE ADVISING
Chair of M.S. committee for Romual Tchouta, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August 2008.
Chair of M.S. committee for Pius Muindi, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August 2008.
Member of M.S. committee for John Hicks, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August 2008.
Chair of M.S. committee for Xiao Zhang, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2007.
Chair of M.S. committee for Melissa McKinnon, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2007.
Member of Ed.D. committee for Robert Stewart, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,
East Tennessee State University, August 2007.
Member of M.S. committee for Chrys Gwellam, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2007.
Member of M.S. committee for Quan Tran, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2007.
Member of M.S. committee for Jan Lewenczuk, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, December 2007.
Member of M.S. committee for Janeane Young, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2006.
Chair of M.S. committee for Sherry Mullins, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2006.
Chair of M.S. committee for Dandan Chen, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2006.
Member of M.S. committee for Zhiqiang Mu, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, August, 2006.
Chair of M.S. committee for Changbin Guo, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, May, 2006.
Chair of M.S. committee for Dewey Whaley, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, May, 2005.
Chair of M.S. committee for Alain Talla Souop, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, July, 2004.
Member of M.S. committee for Xiaoyu Mu, Mathematics, East Tennessee State University, 2003.
Chair of M.S. committee for Troy Bowman, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, July, 2002.
Member of M.S. committee for Susan Hosler, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, June, 2002.
Member of M.S. committee for Lesley Baker, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, July, 2001.
Co-chair of M.S. committee for Russell Mawk, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, June, 2001.
Chair of M.S. committee for Adel Arshaghi, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, December, 2000.
Co-chair of M.S. committee for Renee Ferguson, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, December, 2000.
Member of M.S. committee for Andrew Sell, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, December, 2000.
Member of M.S. committee for Suzanne Glass, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, May, 2000.
Member of M.S. committee for Tony Narkawicz, M.S. in graduate studies, East Tennessee State University, June, 1999.
Chair of M.S. committee for Tammy Carter, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, April, 1999.
Member of M.S. committee for Heather Ryan, M.S. in environmental health, East Tennessee State University, December, 1998.
Member of M.S. committee for Jason Carter, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, April, 1998.
Member of M.S. committee for Rebecca Jablonski, M.S. in mathematics, East Tennessee State University, December, 1998.
**PUBLICATIONS**
Price, R.M. and Bonett, D.G. 2000, Estimating a Ratio of Poisson Rates. *Computational Statistics & Data Analysis*, 34, 345-356.
Price, R.M. and Bonett, D.G. 2001, Estimating the Variance of the Sample Median. *Journal of Statistical* *Computation & Simulation*, Vol. 68, 295-305.
Price, R.M. 2001, Letter to the Editor commenting on the article by Alan Agresti and Brian Caffo that appeared in *The American Statistician. * *The American Statistician, *Vol. 55, 261.
Gardner, R.B. and Price, R.M. 2002, Translation Invariance and Finite Additivity in a Probability Measure on the Natural Numbers. *International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences*, Vol. 29*, *No. 10, 585-589.
Price, R.M. and Bonett, D.G. 2002, Distribution-Free Confidence Intervals for Difference and Ratio of Medians. *Journal of Statistical Computation & Simulation, *Vol. 72, No. 2, 119-124.
Bonett, D.G. and Price, R.M. 2002, Statistical Inference for a Linear Function of Medians: Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing and Sample Size Requirements. *Psychological Methods, *Vol. 7, No. 3, 370-383.
Price, R.M. and Bonett, D.G. 2004, An Improved Confidence Interval for a Linear Function of Binomial Proportions. *Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, *45, 449-456.
Bonett, D.G. and Price, R.M. 2005, Inferential Methods for the Tetrachoric Correlation Coefficient. *Journal of Ed**ucational and Behavioral Statistics, *Vol. 30, No. 2, 213-225.
Bonett, D.G. and Price, R.M. 2006, Confidence intervals for a ratio of binomial proportions based on paired data. *Statistics in Medicine,* Vol. 25, No. 17.
Bonett, D.G. and Price, R.M. 2007, Statistical Inference for Yule Coefficients in 2x2 Tables. *Sociological Methods and Research, *Vol. 35, No. 3, 429-446.
Dixon, W. Price, R. Watkins, M. and Brink, C. 2007, TouchStat v. 3.00: A New and Improved Monte Carlo Adjunct for the Sequential Touching Task. *Behavior Research Methods*, 39(3), 407-414.
Price, R.M. and Bonett, D.G. 2008, Confidence Intervals for a Ratio of Two Independent Binomial Proportions. To appear in *Statistics in Medicine*.
**REFEREE for a PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL**
*Statistics in Medicine* (2005-2007)
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference* (2007)
*Teaching Statistics* (2008)
**LAB MANUALS **
Seier, E. and Price, R.M. 2003, Minitab 13 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard Mind on Statistics.
Price, R.M. 2004, Minitab 14 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard Mind on Statistics, 2^{nd} Edition.
Price, R.M. 2004, Minitab 14 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard 1st Edition.
Seier, E. and Price, R.M. 2005, Minitab 14 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard Mind on Statistics, 3^{rd} Edition.
Price, R.M. 2008, Minitab 15 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard 3^{rd} Edition.
**TEXTBOOK REVIEWS**
A First Course in Design and Analysis of Experiments by Gary W. Oehlert, 2000.
Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data by Alan Agresti and Christine A. Franklin, 2005.
The Basic Practice of Statistics by David Moore, 2007.
**GRANTS RECEIVED**
A Multi-stage, Technology-intensive Approach to Statistics Instruction was awarded $125,000 from NSF-CCLI(Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement) and $125,000 matching funds from East Tennessee State University (2002). This grant was written with Jeff Knisley, Edith Seier, and Anant Godbole.
**PRESENTATIONS**
Knisley, J., Price, R. and Seier, E. The Cave Project – Teaching introductory statistics in an ‘active-learning/computer-enhanced’ environment. *Presented at the Appalachian Regional Conference on Teaching Statistics*, March 2003.
Price, R.M. Estimating the Difference and the Ratio of Two Population Medians. Presented at the *Eastern Tennessee Regional Conference of the American Statistical Association*, March 1998.
Price, R.M. Estimating a Ratio of Medians: Applications in Survival Analysis. Paper presented at the *Western Regional Conference of the American Statistical Association*, 1996.
**RESEARCH INTERESTS**
Nonparametrics, Discrete Data Analysis, Linear Models
**COMPUTER SKILLS**
SAS, Minitab, Matlab, R, PCTeX
**REFERENCES**
Robert Gardner, Professor
Department of Mathematics
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70663
Johnson City, TN 37614-0711
Office Phone: 423-439-6977
Douglas G. Bonett, Professor
Department of Statistics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Office Phone: 515-294-1975
Mike Fligner, Professor
Department of Statistics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43214
Office Phone: 614-292-0463
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