Excel File for the MyStatLab Exercise for Process Stability (Assignment 1) (Excel XLSX file)
Excel File for the MyStatLab Exercise for Process Stability (Assignment 1) (Excel 1997-2003 XLS file)
Traffic delay data (Sharpe 3rd edition, chapter 18, problem 18) (Excel file with data and analysis)
Census Bureau Data (Excel 2007) (Excel 2007-2016 file for 2/7/08 download
U.S. Census Bureau Data (Excel 2003) (Excel 1997-2003 file for 2/7/08 download from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/download_data.html)
U.S. Census Bureau Data (summary for states) (Excel 1997-2003 file extracted from the above with only DC and state summaries)
U.S. Census Bureau Data for Virginia localities (cities & counties) (Excel 2007-2013 file extracted from the file above)
Auto Online Excel file with Auto Online data (Excel 2007-2016 file)
Auto Online SPSS file with Auto Online data
Four-styles_Real_Estate_Sales (Excel file) Real Estate Sales Data, pg. 1353 of Applied Linear Stat. Models by Kutner, Nachtsheim, Neter & Li 5th edition
Four-styles_Real_Estate_Sales (JMP file) Real Estate Sales Data, pg. 1353 of Applied Linear Stat. Models by Kutner, Nachtsheim, Neter & Li 5th edition
Four-styles_Real_Estate_Sales (SPSS file) Real Estate Sales Data, pg. 1353 of Applied Linear Stat. Models by Kutner, Nachtsheim, Neter & Li 5th edition
Lecture Materials Webpage for the 1999 edition of the Canavos & Miller text
for mean of data set (Excel file)
Presentatiion for Pearson Teaching Business Statistics webinar (Excel file)
Excel 2010 statistical functions (Excel file)
Pivottable_studentfile_v2.xls (Excel 2003 document)
Revised Custer's Richmond area home prices, fall 2011 (Excel file)
Dr. Custer's Revised Richmond Area Home Prices, fall 2011 (SPSS file)
Dr. Custer's Credit Card Data, winter 2011 (Excel file)
Information for Microsoft Office
(VCU Web page, free for qualified VCU students)
Information for JMP Pro for VCU students (VCU Web page, free for qualified VCU students)
Information for IBM SPSS for VCU students (VCU Web page, free for qualified VCU students)
Analytics Magazine Online
Advisor for the Traditional track of the MS in Decision Analytics (serving on a volunteer basis).
Bob is a long-standing member of the Decision Sciences Institute. He has been very active with organizing and leading sessions at DSI to improve analytics and statistics instruction within schools of business. He helped facilitate the cooperation between DSI and the Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business, MSMESB, group to start a DSI Specific Interest Group that has since changed its name to Data, Analytics and Statistics Insruction (DASI). This includes serving as trackchair/organizer for the MSMESB then DASI sessions for DSI 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
He has also served DSI in numerous capacities including three 2-year terms as a Vice President on the DSI Board and as chair of the Member Services Committee from April 2008 through March 2011. For the 2017-2018 year he co-chaired an ad hoc committee.
The picture to the left is of Bob, the Institute's former Executive Director Carol Latta and Barbara Price who was a fellow PhD student with Bob at Virginia Tech.
Bob with now Senator Mark Warner, picture taken when he was Governor and Bob was President of the Faculty Senate of Virginia . The Faculty Senate of Virginia represents faculty thoughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in both public and private institutions of higher education.
Bob has served as President (2004-06 academic years) and Immediate Past-President (2006-08 academic years) of the Faculty Senate of Virginia.
Bob with Business Analytics students after December 2012 exam.
In addition to teaching in the program, Bob is the faculty advisor for Master's students in Business with a concentration in Decision Analytics.
At the time of Bob's retirement he finished his last 3-year term (2012-2015) on the VCU Faculty Senate as an elected senator from the School of Business. He was president of the VCU Faculty Senate for the 2002-04 academic years. For the 2012-13 academic year Bob represented the Faculty Senate on the VCU University Council and served as chair of the Faculty Caucus of University Council and chair of the Committee on Faculty Affairs.
At the 2015 DSI meeting the DSI Specific Interest Group changed its name to Data, Analytics and Statistics Insruction (DASI) from Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business, MSMESB. For several years Bob has organized sessions for this SIG at the annual meetings of DSI and of the the SouthEast region of the Decision Sciences Institute (SEDSI), http://www.sedsi.org/, including these sessions for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He is also a former member of the SEDSI Council and received the SEDSI Distinguished Service Award in 2004.
Bob is a long time member of the Southeastern Chapter of InfORMS and participates at their annuual meeting in October.
Advanced Excel Class
Intermediate Excel Class
International cookout at our house on Labor Day weekend 2017 with representative
from 9 countries
International cookout at our house on Labor Day weekend 2016 with representative from 7 countries
Super Bowl 2016 with internationals at our house with representatives from four continents
International cookout at our house on Labor Day weekend 2013
A cookout with internationals at our house on Labor Day weekend 2011
My family (You would think I would find time to post more recent pictures since I am no longer employed full-time, maybe next year.)
Pictures from 2010
Pictures from 2009
Pictures from 2007
Pictures from 2006
Pictures from 2005
Pictures from 2004
Active member of the Decision Sciences Institute and the Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (formerly Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business) Specific Interest Group.
Also a member of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (Over many years Bob served in numerous elected positions. Current focus is on the Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction sessions for the SEDSI meetings)
Christ Presbyterian Church ECO - Bob is an elder having previously served six years on the session and is beginning a new 3-year term in 2018.
Member of the Southeast Chapter of INFORMS
Former Player in the NBA (Noon Basketball Association of VCU faculty and staff). I was forced into retirement when the VCU athletic department found that is was no longer convenient to allow faculty to use the gym two days a week at lunch time.
Former faithful V.C.U. Basketball fan, from 1978 until the VCU athletic department locked the faculty out of the Franklin Street Gym in 2006 without even the courtesy of any explanation.
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