Dean Nelson, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs


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Dean Nelson, PhD, has been at Pitt-Greensburg since 2002.  He holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Statistics and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Nelson teaches the following statistics courses:

  • STAT 1000 Applied Statistical Methods (Spring 2017)
  • STAT 1221 Applied Regression (Spring 2018)
  • STAT 1151 Introduction to Probability (Fall 2017)

Dr. Nelson is the faculty contact for students interested in the Statistics and Actuarial Sciences minors.  He supervised several statistics-related senior research projects in recent years that included studies on gas production decline curves, the use of classification and regression trees to predict student retention, and the application of the Cox proportional hazards model on breast cancer and basketball injury data.  He also serves as the President of the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association.