JAMES J. HIGGINS
Professor

Department of Statistics
Dickens Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

phone: 785-532-0509
e-mail: jhiggins@ksu.edu

EDUCATION

B.S University of Illinois, Mathematics, 1965
M.S. Illinois State University, Mathematics, 1967
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Statistics, 1970

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Kansas State U., Dept. of Statistics, 1980-present, Assoc. Prof. and Prof. and Consultant for Kansas State Research and Extension.
U. of South Florida, Dept. of Math., 1974-1980, Asst. and Assoc. Prof.
U. of Missouri-Rolla, Dept. of Math., 1970-1974, Asst. Prof.

ADMINISTRATION

Head of Department of Statistics and Director of the Statistical Laboratory, July 1990-June 1995.

TEACHING

Courses: Statistical methods for undergraduates and graduates.

Distance Education:  Developed web-based graduate-level statistics courses (Stat 703 Statistic for the Natural Sciences, Stat 704 Analysis of Variance). Developed web-based undergraduate courses (Stat 325 Introduction to Statistics, Stat 351 Business Statistics II).

Dissertation and Thesis Direction: Major Professor for 14 Ph.D. students. Director of 17 M.S. theses and reports.

BOOKS

An Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Modeling, with Sallie Keller-McNulty (1995). Duxbury Press.

 

An Introduction to Modern Nonparametric Statistics (2004). Thomson Brooks/Cole.

 

A SAS Companion for Nonparametric Statistics (2005) with Scott Richter. Thomson Brooks/Cole.

RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL CONSULTING

Author or co-author of more than 100 technical publications.

Consultant for KSU Statistical Laboratory. Responsibilities include design of experiments, survey planning, data analysis, and modeling.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Association of America.

AWARDS

Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1999).

College of Arts and Sciences Stamey Teaching Award KSU (1989).