Prior to joining the Stonehill College community in 2023, Clay King was an assistant professor of statistics at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has collaborated on projects with colleagues in ecology, psychology, management, public health, and political science, with multiple publications or presentations as a result. He has also mentored students as they have completed projects focused on: 

  • Using logistic regression to predict the NCAA basketball tournament
  • Simulation of confidence interval coverage near boundary conditions
  • Prediction of voter results by county in Colorado using a spatial model
  • Comparing various models for predicting COVID cases
  • Fitting a time series model to daily library usage
  • Experimental design for assessing time estimation given various visual settings.

For his personal research, Dr. King is interested in applications of logistic regression and time series models, as well as the (often inaccurate) modeling of proportions. 

King earned a Ph.D. in statistics from Baylor University in his native Waco, Texas, where, under the direction of Dr. Joon Jin Song and Dr. James Stamey, he produced research in Bayesian spatial statistics and Bayesian sample size determination, respectively.


  • Ph.D., Statistics, Baylor University
  • M.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University - Central Texas
  • M.S., Education, Baylor University
  • B.A., Mathematics, Austin College

Research Interests

  • Logistic Regression
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Time Series Estimation