As you can see in the photo display, I become fatter, hairier, and older as you go from left to right.
I was born in 1969 in Hammond, Indiana (just outside Chicago; no baby photo provided). I moved to Cody, Wyoming as a small child in 1975. I graduated from Cody High School in 1987 (the photo furthest to the left is my senior class picture).
My undergraduate days were spent in Laramie at the University of Wyoming. After playing on the club soccer team and briefly studying chemical engineering, I graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in mathematics education.
I spent a few years spent working (crappy jobs), hiking, skiing, drinking microbrews, and mountain biking in places like Yellowstone Park, Summit County (Colorado), and Golden, Colorado. I also went to Colorado Rockies games at Coors field (photo 2nd from left) and alternative rock shows at various venues in the Denver area. I then moved to Greeley and studied applied statistics at the University of Northern Colorado, graduating with an M.S. in 1997 and a Ph.D in 2000 (middle photo).
I was hired by Murray State University in 2000 and began as an assistant professor that fall. I was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2006, then promoted to full professor in 2014. I have spent this time teaching stats & math, pursuing research interests in goodness-of-fit, statistical education, and statistical ecology, and providing statistical consulting for faculty and students.
When I'm not doing that, I'm playing poker or kayaking on Kentucky Lake. I also fancy myself as a "field statistician" now, with experience on biological projects in 2009 (in Kentucky) and 2011 & 2013 (at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory north of Crested Butte, CO).
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