About the Author Bruce L. Bowerman is a professor of decision sciences at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
He received his Ph.D. degree in statistics from Iowa State University in 1974, and he has over 37 years of experience teaching basic statistics, regression ****ysis, time series forecasting, survey sampling, and design of experiments to both undergraduate and graduate students.
In 1987 Professor Bowerman
received an Outstanding Teaching award from the Miami University
senior class, and in 1992 he
received and Effective Educator award from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Administration.
Together with Richard T. O'Connell, Professor Bowerman
has written 11 textbooks.
Together with Bruce L. Bowerman
has written seven textbooks.
These include Forecasting and Time Series: An Applied Approach and Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach.
is one of the first college instructors in the United States to integrate statistical process control and process improvement methodology into his
basic business statistics course.
(with Professor Bowerman) has written several articles advocating this approach.
James Burdeane "Deane" Orris J.B. Orris is a professor of management science at Butler University
in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1971, and in the late 1970s with the advent of personal computers, he combined his interest in statistics and computers to write one of the first personal computer statistics packages-MICROSTAT.
Over the past 20 years, MICROSTAT has evolved into MegaStat, which is an Excel add-in statistics program.
In 1999 he
wrote an Excel book (Essentials: Excel 2000 Advanced) and has done work in neural networks, spreadsheet simulation, and statistical ****ysis for many research projects.
has taught statistics and computer courses in the College of Business Administration of Butler University
He is a member of the American Statistical Association and is past president of the Central Indiana Chapter.