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SDS is the college’s newest academic unit - serving 16 tenure/tenure track faculty members, 12 instructional faculty members, three lecturers, and two adjunct faculty. The department houses 42 PhD students, and offers 800+ hours of free consulting services and statistical software short courses to university faculty, staff and students each year.






Vicki KellerVicki L. Keller

Email: vkeller@austin.utexas.edu
Director of Strategy and Planning

Phone: (512) 232-0679







Sasha Schellenberg

Sasha Schellenberg

Email: sasha.schellenberg@austin.utexas.edu
Departmental Administrative Officer
Phone: (512) 232-9217







Victoria ObiomaVictoria Obioma

Email: vobioma@austin.utexas.edu
Sr. Administrative Associate
HR Contact, Financials/Reimbursements, Department Purchasing
Phone: (512) 232-0691






Linda SongLinda Song

Email: linda.song@austin.utexas.edu
Executive Assistant
Phone: (512) 232-0693







IMG 0112Jeanene Imerzel

Email: jeanene.imerzel@austin.utexas.edu
Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist
Phone: (512) 475-8788







Abby Black

Abby Black

Email: black@austin.utexas.edu
Program Coordinator
Course Scheduling, GPC Room Requests, Graduate Academic Support
Phone: (512) 471-7618






Sanaya NastaSanaya Nasta

Email: sanaya.nasta@austin.utexas.edu
Student Assistant
Administrative Support to SDS Staff






Stat Cat.1Stat Cat

Email: stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu
Statistics Enthusiast




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Mahometa MichaelDr. Michael J. Mahometa

Email: michael.mahometa@austin.utexas.edu
Director of Statistical Consulting and Professional Education
Phone: (512) 471-7695

Technical Areas of Interest: Design and collection of data for experiments in the behavioral sciences, T-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA (independent and dependent designs), Regression (including OLS, logistic, and multinomial logistic), moderation analysis within regression.

Appointment Availability: Tues 10am-12pm, Thurs 10am-12pm

Background: Dr. Mahometa received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. His major course work was completed in Behavioral Neuroscience, with a minor in Statistics. His background in animal models of learning makes him familiar with full factorial designs - which he is expanding to include classic DOE concepts. He is currently available to assist graduate students and faculty in study methodology, data analysis, data presentation, and result writing. He is most familiar with the following statistical software packages: SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, JMP, StatView, SuperANOVA.

Education: Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006; B.S., Psychology, University of Scranton, 1998


Woodward NathanielNathaniel Woodward, Ph.D.

Technical Areas of Interest: Experimental design, Causal inference, Regression analysis, Bayesian methods, Non-parametric methods, Psychometrics

Appointment Availability: Mon 3-5pm

Background: Nathaniel is an SDS faculty member who previously consulted for the department as a graduate student in 2017. He has experience working on research projects large and small, mostly in the behavioral sciences. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in statistics and has also taught SSI short courses in Causal Inference and Bayesian Statistics. He uses the following statistical computing software in order of decreasing fluency: R, RStudio/Tidyverse, Python, SPSS, Matlab/Octave, Stata, SAS

Education: Ph.D., Educational Psychology, UT Austin, 2018; M.S., Statistics, UT Austin, 2016; B.A., Biology, Reed College, 2012.

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