Felix Famoye
Department of Mathematics
Pearce Hall 132

Dr. Famoye is a professor of Mathematics at Central Michigan University


  • Elected into International Statistical Institute (since 1990),
  • International Association for Statistical Computing,
  • American Statistical Association,
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter of American Statistical Association

Honors and Awards

Research Awards
  • Fulbright Scholarship Award, 2009-2010
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, 2005
  • Central Michigan University Research Professorship, 1998
  • Central Michigan University Research Professorship, 1994
  • Central Michigan University Summer Fellowship, 1990
  • The University of Calgary Fellowship Award, 1988
  • Winner of the International Statistical Institute Competition, 1987
Academic, Teaching, & Service Awards
  • College of Science & Technology Outstanding Teaching Award, 2005
  • Included in Academic Keys Who’s Who in Sciences Higher Education, 2004
  • American Statistical Association Mid-Michigan Chapter Service Award, 1998
  • Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Award, 1983


  • Ph.D., University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1986
  • B.Sc., (Hons), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1980

Professional Interests

  • Research in Statistics & Statistical Consulting

Teaching Areas

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Applied and Theoretical Statistics

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Felix Famoye, On the bivariate negative binomial regression model. Accepted by Journal of Applied Statistics, 2009.
  • Shubiao Li, Dennis Black, Carl Lee, Felix Famoye and Sung Li, Dependence models arising from the Lagrangian probability distributions. Accepted by Communications in Statistics: Theory & Methods, 2009.
  • Alfred Akinsete, Felix Famoye and Carl Lee, The beta-Pareto distribution. Statistics, 42(6), 547-563, 2008.
  • Felix Famoye, Bivariate generalized Poisson regression model. Advances and Applications in Statistics, 9(1), 53-69, 2008.
  • Shubiao Li, Carl Lee, and Felix Famoye, On certain mixture distributions based on Lagrangian probability models. Journal of Probability and Statistical Science, 6, 91-100, 2008.
  • Ilknur Özmen and Felix Famoye, Count regression models with an application to zoological data containing structural zeros. Journal of Data Science, 5(4), 491-502, 2007.
  • Carl Lee, Felix Famoye and Olugbenga Olumolade, Beta-Weibull distribution: Some properties and applications to censored data. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 6(1), 173-186, 2007.
  • Carl Lee, John Daniels and Felix Famoye, A real-time web-based system to facilitate meaningful learning in statistics. In C. Montgomerie and J. Seale (Eds), Refereed Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 3619-3627). Chesapeake, VA: AACE, 2007.
  • Mavis Pararai, Felix Famoye and Carl Lee, Generalized Poisson regression model for underreported counts. Advances and Applications in Statistics, 6(3), 305-322, 2006.
  • P.C. Consul, and Felix Famoye, Harish probability distribution and its applications. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 5(1), 17-30, 2006.
  • Felix Famoye and K.P. Singh, Zero-inflated generalized Poisson regression model with applications to domestic violence data. Journal of Data Science, 4(1), 117-130, 2006.
  • Shubiao Li, Felix Famoye and Carl Lee, On some extensions of the Lagrangian probability distributions. Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 18(1), 25-41, 2006.
  • Isola Ajiferuke, Dietmar Wolfram and Felix Famoye, Sample size and informetric model goodness-of-fit outcomes: A search engine log case. Journal of Information Science, 32, 212-222, 2006.
  • Carl Lee and Felix Famoye, Teaching statistics using a real-time online database created by students In Allan Rossman and Beth Chance (Eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (CD-ROM). Salvador, Brazil, 2006.
Books Published
  • P.C. Consul and Felix Famoye, Lagrangian Probability Distributions. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA, 2006
  • J.N. Inungu and Felix Famoye, Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2006
Conference Presentations
  • Bivariate generalized Poisson regression model. Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) held in Salt Lake City, Utah (July 29 - August 2, 2007).
  • Evaluation of students’ learning in real-time online activities environment (with Carl Lee). Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) held in Seattle, WA (August 6-10, 2006).
  • Teaching basic statistics using real-time hands-on activities (with Carl Lee). Presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics 57th Annual Conference held in Holt, Michigan (August 9-11, 2006).