George M. Sparks became director of the Georgia Tech Evening School of Commerce in 1928. A former war correspondent and city editor for the Macon Telegraph, Sparks taught journalism at Mercer and Georgia Tech, where he was put in charge of publicity and journalism, before taking on the role of director at the School… more »
Facilitator for the June 2008 session of the American Council on Education’s Institute for New Chief Academic Officers; New York, New York, June 2008.
Panelist on the “Faculty, Academic Integrity, and Athletics” panel and on the program wrap-up panel at the Knight Foundation sponsored Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics; National Press Club, Washington, D.C., October 2007.
Presenter for System Design and Information on the Voluntary System of Accountability panel at the 2007 Council on Academic Affairs (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) Summer Meeting; Hilton Head Island, SC, July 2007.
Panelist at the South Carolina Women in Higher Education Annual Conference; Limestone College, 2006; University of South Carolina, 2007; and Clemson University, 2008.
Panelist on the Higher Education Challenges panel at the 2005 Roundtable on Preventing Childhood Obesity, sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Washington, D.C., 2005.
“Mathematical and Statistical Modeling in an Age of Bioterrorism.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association; San Francisco, CA, November 2003.
Participant in Institute of Medicine workshop on Who Will Keep the Public Healthy, Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century; Washington, D.C., May 2003.
Panelist on the State/Local Reactor Panel on Collaborative Leadership, Turning Point Leadership Development Collaborative; Scottsdale, AZ, May 2002.
“Latent class models for assessing diagnostic accuracy.” Presentation at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Crystal City, VA, March 2002.
“A Random Walk on the Statistical Path.” Keynote address for the 2002 Pennsylvania State University Department of Statistics Alumni Workshop; University Park, PA, February 2002.
“Acceleration of an EM Gradient Algorithm, With Applications to Latent Variable Models.” Presented with I. Yang at the annual meeting of the American Statistical Association, Indianapolis, IN; August 2000.
“Imputation Strategies for the Analysis of Incomplete Longitudinal Data.” Presented at: (a) Statistical Issues in Biopharmaceutical Environments – The Eve Of the New Millennium; De Montfort University, Leicester (UK), July 1999; (b) the annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada; Regina, Saskatchewan, June 1999; and (c) the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association; Chicago, IL, August 1999.
“Latent class models for analyzing diagnostic accuracy.” Presented with I. Yang at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Atlanta, GA, March 1999.
“What is the Public’s Health and Who Owns It?” Commencement address to the Michigan Public Health Leadership Institute; East Lansing, MI, September 1998.
“Criteria for combining categories.” Presented with S. Minick at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Pittsburgh, PA, March 1998.
“EM algorithms without missing data.” Presented at Burning Issues In Medical Statistics; De Montfort University, Leicester (UK), July 1997.
“Latent class marginal models for cross-classifications of counts.” Presented at Social Science and Statistics: In Honor of the Late Clifford C. Clogg; Pennsylvania State University, PA, September 1996.
Discussant for invited papers session entitled “In Memory of Clifford C. Clogg, Current Developments in Labor Force Demography.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of American; New Orleans, LA, May 1996.
“Analysis of Temporal Survey Data.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association; San Diego, CA, October 1995.
Workshop on physician decision-making and practice variation. Presented with L.A. Green at the annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making; Tempe, AZ, October 1995.
Discussant for invited papers session entitled “Latent variable models for correlated data in medicine.” Presented at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Cleveland, OH, April 1994.
“Coping with dropouts in model-based analyses of crossover experiments.” Presented at the Drug Information Association Workshop on Statistical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry; Hilton Head, SC, March 1993.
“Methods for analyzing categorical response crossover experiments when there are dropouts.” Presented with C. Balagtas at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, March 1993.
“Marginal modelling of repeated categorical measurements.” Presented at the International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meeting; Houston, TX, March 1991.
“Exploratory analysis of association models using loglinear models and singular value decompositions.” Presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Statistical Modelling; Toulouse, France, July 1990.
Discussant of the General Methodology Lecture II: The analysis of categorical data in longitudinal studies. Presented at Annual Joint Statistical Meetings; Washington D.C., August 1989.
“Recent developments in modelling of rater agreement.” Presented at the SRCOS-ASA Summer Research Conference; Gatlinburg, TN, June 1987.
“The graphics capabilities of Minitab.” Presented at the American Statistical Association Winter Conference; Orlando, FL, January 1987.
“Simple models for the analysis of censored survival data having ordered categorical covariates.” Presented at the Annual Joint Statistical Meetings; Chicago, IL, August 1986.
“Loglinear modelling with SPSS-X.” Presented at the 17th Symposium on the Interface of Computer Science and Statistics; Lexington, KY, March 1985.
Scholarly Presentations at Institutions (job interviews not included):
Bergische Universitat (Germany), Department of Economics
Bowling Green State University, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Statistics
Cornell University, Statistics Seminar
Dartmouth College, Department of Mathematics
Limburgs University Centrum (Belgium), Department of Biostatistics
Pennsylvania State University, Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics
Sichuan University (China), School of Public Health
Syracuse University, Interdisciplinary Statistics Program
University of Arizona, Cancer Center
University of Florida, Department of Statistics
University of Iowa, Department of Statistics
University of Kent at Canterbury (England), Mathematical Institute
University of Michigan, Department of Statistics
University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan, School of Social Work
University of Minnesota, Department of Statistics
University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology
University of Rochester, Department of Biostatistics
University of Southampton (England), Department of Social Statistics
University of South Carolina, Department of Statistics
University of Utrecht (Netherlands), Methodology Group of the Social Sciences Faculty
University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics