Professor Dennis Gilliland                                                                      

Department of Statistics and Probability

A427 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, 517-353-7820

                                    FAX 517-432-1405,


Consulting Experience:

    Academic, sample audits, contested elections, petitions, quality assurance, sample surveys, discrimination and disparate impact, statistics and the law

    Clients have included academics; Michigan industry; State of Michigan (twelve departments and agencies); United States Department of Justice; utilities; cable television industry in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland; candidates in contested elections and/or recounts in congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial elections in Michigan, Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington


Administrative Experience:

   Co-Director, MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting, 2004 – 2007

    Director, Statistical Consulting Service, 1986 – 97, Spring 2004

    Charter President, MidMichigan Chapter of ASA, 1985; President 1994 – 98, 2005, 2006

    Chair, Department of Statistics and Probability, 1985 – 89



Laborer - farms, paper mill, heat treat
Analyst/Development Engineer, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, 1959-62
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, 1966-69
Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Statistics, University of California - Berkeley, 1966-67
Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, 1969-74
Professor, Dept. of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, 1974-present
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Statistics, University of Chicago, 1981
Adjunct Professor, Cooley Law School, 1990
Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, 2006

B.A., Mathematics, summa cum laude, Kent State University, 1959
M.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University, 1963
Ph.D., Statistics, Michigan State University, 1966

My current academic interests are in quantitative literacy, repeated games and compound and empirical Bayes decision theory. My publications are in statistical decision theory, the design of experiments and various areas of application including bombing problems and contested elections. On occasion, persons from government, industry and the legal profession consult with me on matters related to the application of statistics.

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Professor of Statistics and Probability
Michigan State University
Statistics and Probability
A427 Wells Hall
East Lansing, Michigan USA

Phone: 517-353-7820
Fax: 517-432-1405

Last updated July 1998

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