Faculty and Staff
Jason Gershman, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics
- Ph.D. Statistics, Rice University (2008)
- M.A. Satistics, Rice University (2006)
- B.S. Mathematics, Rice University (2001)
- Statistical Genetics
- Statistics in Sports
- Statistics Education
- Applied Statistics
- Applied Statistics Honors
- Applied Statistics II
- Probability and Statistics
My research interest include Statistical Genetics, Statistics in Sports, Statistics Education, and applications of statistics to pharmacy, medicine, marine biology, and political polling.
- “Evaluation of Florida Physicians’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Accessing the State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as a Prescribing Tool”; Gershman, J., Gershman, J., Fass, A., and Popovici, I; Pain Medicine; Wiley Periodicals Inc. Published Online for issue of June 14, 2014; Published in Print Dec. 2014; Volume 15 Issue 12 Pages 2013-2019.
- “America’s Idol? How the Contestant Most Voted for Doesn’t Always Win”; Gershman, J; Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship; Issue 4; publication date: April 2012.
- “Statistics in the Ballroom: Rankings, Voting, Fairness, Prediction, and Quantifying the Palin Effect on Dancing with the Stars,”; Gershman, J; Joint Statistics Meetings Proceedings. Statistics in Sports Section; Alexandria, VA; American Statistical Association. 2011. pp.623-631.
- “Incorporating Gene Ontology in Clustering Time-Course Gene-Expression Array Data,” Gershman, J; Proceedings of Biocomp’10, The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; The 11th Annual Conference of The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, 2010: Volume 2; pp. 671-677.
- Keynote Conference Speaker: Rice University School Mathematics Project Spring Networking Conference and 25th Anniversary Celebration on February 25, 2012: Title: “Teaching Statistics: Analyzing Voting Data from Dancing with the Stars”; Audience: Houston-area K-12 mathematics teachers and school administrators
- Keynote Conference Speaker: 2009 National Science Foundation Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute Lessons Learned Conference on June 24, 2009: Title: “Voting and Mathematics: What We Learned from the 2008 Elections”; Audience: 300 Houston-area K-12 mathematics teachers and school administrators
- Invited Conference Speaker: 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA on April 21-24 2010: Session Title “Deal or No Deal? Fair or Not Fair?”; Audience: K-12 and higher education math instructors, administrators, and educational researchers
- Invited Conference Speaker: 35th Annual Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) in Las Vegas, NV on November 12-15 2009: Session Title: “America’s Idol? How the Contestant Most Voted for Doesn’t Always Win”; Audience: 70 Two year college mathematics educators
- Invited Conference Speaker: TEDxNSU; March 22nd 2013; Title “The Optimizer: How Targeted Polling Decided the 2012 Elections”; Audience: TEDx attendees
- Invited Conference Speaker: 2009 National Science Foundation Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute Lessons Learned Conference on June 23, 2009: Title “How MLI Shaped Rice Graduate Students in the Mathematical Sciences into Math Educators”; Audience: Teachers and National Science Foundation dignitaries and grant evaluators
- Invited Colloquium Speaker: 2014 Rice University School Math Project Summer Campus Program on June 17, 2014; Title: “The Mathematics of the Billion Dollar Bracket”: Audience: Houston-area K-12 math teachers and leaders
- Invited Session Speaker: 2014 NSU Health Professions Division Research Day; February 14, 2014; Session Title: “Evaluation of Florida Physicians’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Accessing the State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as a Prescribing Tool”; Audience: NSU students/faculty
- Special Colloquium Speaker: Mathematics Colloquium Series; Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, MST Division; April 6, 2010; Title: “How to Use Mathematics to Win at Fantasy Sports”; Audience: NSU Faculty and Students in celebration of Math Awareness Month
- Invited Symposium Speaker: 2009 Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Symposium on March 23, 2009; Title: “Incorporating Gene Ontology in Clustering Time-Course Gene-Expression Array Data”; Audience: NSU Faculty