I worked in industry for more than 25 years in various capacities. I was a biostatistician at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a statistical analyst at a health insurance company, an applications programmer, a systems programmer, a computer capacity planner, and a technical support project manager. While a graduate student in statistics I collected and coded data on fatal traffic accidents for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I am currently working as a consultant with the Body Image Program at Butler Hospital in Providence.


  • B.A., Mathematics, Providence College, 1973
  • M.S., Experimental Statistics, University of Rhode Island, 1977
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Rhode Island, 2006


  • Recipient, 2006 Robert Sine Award for Teaching Excellence, Mathematics Department, University of Rhode Island.
  • Invited speaker, 13th International Conference on Difference Equations, Lisbon, Portugal July, 2007.
  • President, Rhode Island Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2001-2003

Research Interests

  • Difference Equations
  • Applied Statistics

Courses Taught

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Linear Models
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Probability
  • Real Analysis
  • Statistics