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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
Assistant Director for Administration, PhD Graduate Coordinator

Phone: (512) 232-0679







Sasha Schellenberg

Sasha Schellenberg

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







Victoria ObiomaVictoria Obioma

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






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, MS Graduate Coordinator
Course Scheduling, GPC Room Requests, MS in Statistics, Graduate Academic Support
Phone: (512) 471-7618






Amarah 1Amarah Boulanger

Email: amarah@austin.utexas.edu
Admininstrative Associate
Administrative Support to the SDS Chair, Administrative Support to the Assistant Director for Administration, Administrative Support for Seminar Series
Phone: (512) 232-0693






Sanaya NastaSanaya Nasta

Email: sanaya.nasta@austin.utexas.edu
Student Assistant
Software Short Courses, Copy Requests
Phone: (512) 232-0693






Laura GarciaLaura Garcia

Email: laura.garcia@austin.utexas.edu
Student Assistant
Summer Statistics Institute
Phone: (512) 232-0693





Stat Cat.1Stat Cat

Email: stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu
Statistics Enthusiast
Phone: (512) 232-0693 




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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: Mon 12:30-2:30pm, Tues 3-5pm, 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



Stein Evan

Dr. Evan Marc Stein

Email: estein@utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-7695

Areas of Interest: Design and collection of data for experiments in the behavioral sciences, T-test, Chi-Sqaure, ANOVA, Repeated Measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, Regression (including OLS, logistic, and multinomial logistic), and Mixed-Models.

Appointment Availability: Tues 12:30-2:30pm, Wed 12:30-2:30pm, Thurs 12:30-2:30pm

Background: Dr. Evan Stein received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019, where he also received his M.S. in 2016. He graduted from Boston University in 2011 with a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Evan is passionate about mentoring students and educating them about the scientific method, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and programming in R. He also likes to assist with data presentation (slide design & public speaking) and writing results. Evan is familiar with the following software: SPSS and R. 

Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019; M.A., Cognitive Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016; Dual B.A., Psychology and Neuroscience, Boston University, 2011.


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Erika Hale, M.S.

Email: ehalewebb@yahoo.com
Phone: (512) 471-7695

Technical Areas of Interest: T-tests, Nonparametric tests, ANOVA and repeated-measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, Regression, Logistic regression, Mediation and Moderation, Factor analysis, Generalized Linear Models, Mixed models, Survival analysis, SEM

Appointment Availability: Currently unavailable.

Background: Erika received her Master of Science degree in Statistics from Florida State University in 1993. After graduating, she joined Merck, Inc. as a statistician on Phase I, II, and III clinical trials. She then worked for a contract research organization on numerous statistical projects with clients in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been a statistical consultant for the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation since September, 2007 and has taught SPSS and Stata short courses. Erika uses SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and Mplus.

Education: M.S., Statistics, Florida State University, 1993; B.S., Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1992


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