Sports Analytics

Faculty

Edward Arroyo

Edward Arroyo has worked for both on-ground and online universities in a variety of capacities during the last fifteen years. During that period he has taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses as well as undergraduate programming and theoretical computer science courses. In addition, he worked for several years outside of academia as a test engineer for a digital media company. His research interests and publications are in the areas of combinatorics and image reconstruction algorithms in computerized and discrete tomography. He holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY.

Currently teaching:Math for Modelers

Carrie Dugan

Carrie Dugan has held a variety of positions instructing and writing curriculum for all undergraduate levels of online mathematics courses. In addition to her teaching experience, she has numerous years of actuarial experience working with both defined benefit pension plans and self-funded health care plans. Some of her current research interests include character theory, graph theory, and game theory. She holds a PhD in pure mathematics from Kent State University and a BS in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Marshall University.

Currently teaching:Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Math for Modelers

Lawrence Fulton

Lawrence Van Fulton is an assistant professor in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. His research interests include the application of simulation, optimization, statistics, and decision science to aeromedical evacuation, sustainability, and healthcare in general. Prior to his arrival at Texas Tech University, Fulton was an assistant professor in the CIS&QM Department of the McCoy School of Business, Texas State University. He has published in journals including Interfaces, Simulation, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Journal of Healthcare Management, Journal of Nursing Administration, as well as many others. Fulton serves on the Editorial Board for Military Medicine and previously for the Journal of Defense Modeling & Simulation. He is currently a co-PI on a $500,000 medical research grant sponsored by the Department of Defense. Prior to his work in academia, Dr. Fulton served a quarter of a century in the U.S. Army Medical Department, attaining the rank of colonel prior to his retirement. His earned PhD in management science is from the University of Texas at Austin, and he holds five separate masters degrees, including a master of science in statistics from UT Austin.

Currently teaching:Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Phillip Goldfeder

Philip Goldfeder has worked as a business consultant with Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen and Hamilton) and as an educator for both traditional and online universities. He is currently a faculty member at several online universities. His consulting specialization is mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the spirits and automobile industries. He earned a PhD in applied mathematics from Northwestern’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Currently teaching:Math for Modelers

Don Graham

Don Graham has worked for nearly 20 years in engineering and management for Lockheed Martin, AVIS, nad the NYC Board of Education. Graham has taught in higher education on topics ranging from college math, logistics systems, and supply chain optimization. Graham earned his PhD in Transportation Systems Optimization from the University of Central Florida.

Currently teaching:Math for Modelers

Matthew McCallum

Matthew McCallum works as a statistical analyst and predictive modeler for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. McCallum has worked in predictive analytics as a consultant for algorithmic options traders and financial advisers. He also has more than 10 years’ experience teaching various levels of mathematics at Chicago-area universities, both online and in person. McCallum earned his PhD in applied mathematics from Northwestern.

Currently teaching:Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Thomas Robinson

Tom Robinson is the Director of Football Research for the Dallas Cowboys. In his role he heads up all analytic efforts related to football, and works closely with the team’s scouts, coaches, and executives. Prior to joining the Cowboys, Tom worked for almost 10 years as a consultant assisting clients with project management, business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing. Tom graduated from UT-Austin (McCombs School of Business) in 2000 with a BBA (Bachelors of Business Administration) in Management Information Systems. Tom also is a 2014 graduate of the MSPA (Predictive Analytics) program at Northwestern University.

Currently teaching:Sports Performance Analytics
Sports Management Analytics

Roy Sanford

Roy Sanford specializes in probability theory, statistical methods, and quality management. He has worked as a consultant, educator, and executive within service, manufacturing, governmental, technical, educational, and research organizations. He is committed to continuous improvement and organizational excellence. Sanford was vice president of quality management at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner for four years. He was inducted into the University of Minnesota Duluth Academy of Science and Engineering in 2009. He has given numerous presentations at professional and industrial forums and has published in the American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, Communications in Statistics, Simulation, and Computation and the National Productivity Review. He holds a PhD in biometrics and an MS in statistics from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Currently teaching:Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Irene Tsapara

Irene Tsapara has worked in the financial industry for 5 years as a financial engineer, building financial algorithms for trading systems at Goldman Sachs/Hull Trading and Hedge Fund Research company. She has taught for over 20 years in universities across the US and Europe and speaks English and Greek fluently and she has a good knowledge of French and Spanish. Tsapara earned her PhD in mathematical computer science from University of Illinois with a focus in computational learning theory and universal algebra. She holds a masters in computer science from University of Illinois and a bachelors in mathematics from University of Patras.

Currently teaching:Introduction to Statistical Analysis