John Daniels
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics, Actuarial, & Data Sciences
Pearce Hall 122
989-774-2894



Dr. Daniels is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences at Central Michigan University

Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association
  • Society of American Baseball Research

External Grant Awards

  • ​(2007) “Long-term Undergraduate Research Experience (LURE)”, National Science Foundation. PIs Ken Smith and Sivaram Narayan. Senior Investigators John Daniels, Mohan Shrikhande, Azita Manouchehri, James Angelos, Doug Lapp, Sid Graham, Katrina Piatek-Jimenez, and Dennis St. John. Amount: $595,501
  • (2006) “Research Experience for Undergraduates”, National Science Foundation. PIs Ken Smith and Sivaram Narayan. Senior Investigators John Daniels and Sid Graham. Amount: $175,427
  • (2004) “Statistical Analysis of Education Student Survey”, National Science Learning in Teacher Education Partnership. Amount: $1,600

Education

  • Ph.D., Statistics, Western Michigan University, 2003
  • M.S., Industrial Administration, Purdue University, 1987
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, General Motors Institute, 1984

Research Interests

  • Spatial Statistics
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Teaching of Statistics
  • Robust Statistics
  • Analysis of Baeball Data

Teaching Areas

  • Applied Statistical Methods
    • Linear Models
    • Analysis of Variance
    • Logistic Regression
    • Non-Linear Regression
    • Data Mining
  • Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • Theory of Linear Models
  • Survival Analysis

Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications:
  • (2009) “Arsenic in Michigan Soil: Spatial Stratification for Environmental Regulatory Purposes”. With P. Kinnicutt, Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, Volume 18, Issue 6 Nov-Dec 2009.
  • (2013) “The 20/30 Game Winner: An Endangered/Extinct Species”. With Steve Kuehl, The Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2013.
  • (2017) Daniels, J., Studies shown that …how to read a statistical study Teaching Statistics, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 75-78.
  • (2018) Daniels, J., McKean, J., Willermet, C., Edgar, H., Robust Estimator of Grade Differences: a new statistical solution to an old categorical data problem, Chapter 4, Cambridge University Press.
  • (2018) Daniels, J., Hooley, D., Andrasik, S., The Specialized Bullpen: History, Analysis, and Strategic Models for Success, The Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2018.
Presentations:
  • (2004) Daniels, J. “Where have you gone Carl Yastrzemski? Statistical Analysis of Baseball’s Batting Triple Crown.” Presented at the Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association in Toronto, Canada.
  • (2005) Daniels, J., “The Central Limit Theorem: A Group Activity to Die For!” Presented poster at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), Columbus, OH
  • (2006) Daniels, J., “An Objective Scoring Method for Graded Count Variables with Applications to Olympics, Baseball, and Medicine”. Presented at the Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association in Seattle, WA.
  • (2007) Daniels, J., “The Bi-Modal Raisin”, Presented poster at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), Columbus, OH.
  • (2008) Daniels, J., “A Statistical Analysis of Baseball’s Batting Triple Crown; Past, Present, and Future.” Presented poster at the Society of American Baseball Research convention (SABR38) in Cleveland, OH June 26, 2008.
  • (2013) Daniels, J., “The 20/30 Game Winner: An Endangered/Extinct Species”. Presented at the Jack Graney Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Cleveland, OH.
  • (2014) Daniels, J., The 20/30 Game Winner: An Endangered/Extinct Species”, presented at the Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association in Boston, MA, August, 2014.
  • (2016) Daniels, J., Robust Variogram Fitting Using Non-Linear Rank Based Estimators”, presented at the International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA2016), Niagara Falls, ON, October 2016.