Faculty Profile

Mathematics Faculty

Philip Yates, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. University of South Carolina
M.S. The University of Vermont
B.S. DePaul University

Areas of Expertise:

Applied statistical techniques for environmental sciences, biostatistics, and sports; Statistical education; Statistical consulting.

Courses I Teach:

  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Calculus I
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Seminar in Mathematics

I have published articles in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Journal of Hydrology, CHANCE, Election Law Journal, and The Baseball Research Journal. My current projects include the point and standard error estimation of the 1% flood adjusted for historic flood observations and the impact of ball possession and pass completion on winning in the English Premier League.

Life Off Campus:

I am originally from Springfield, Illinois. Yes, I make the claim that The Simpsons take place there. I am an avid baseball fan (Cubs) and love tennis. I am a DJ on WWPV 88.7 The Mike, Saint Michael's College's radio station. In my spare time, I am a songwriter and musician. Two of my songs have appeared in movies.

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