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Statistical Consulting Unit

The Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) provides statistical analysis and software support to faculty and students pursuing quantitative research projects, as well as professional data science services to professionals and researchers in Statesboro, Savannah, the state of Georgia and beyond.

Through these activities, we also provide practical educational and professional experience to students concentrating in statistics through training as statistical consultants.

Since its founding in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Broderick Oluyede (retired), the Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) has achieved a significant record of outstanding service to faculty, staff and students of Georgia Southern University and has also assisted professionals and researchers in the surrounding areas of Statesboro and Savannah in Georgia and internationally with their quantitative analysis needs. The SCU has served as Co-PI on research grants, and has provided opportunity to both faculty and students in the department of Mathematical Sciences, for collaborative research with other departments and colleges, which has led to numerous scholarly papers and MS. thesis projects.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, complete the SCU service request form below. The schedule for statistical consulting upcoming sessions is also provided below. 

Statistics Seminar

The Statistics Seminar,  organized by SCU members is held on Fridays at 2:30 PM on the Statesboro Campus, Building Math/Physics, Room 3314, and also in Zoom. 

February 24Ms. Ivy Collins (Graduate student) & Dr. Divine Wanduku
(The inference in a stochastic process) 
March 3Dr. Kyle Bradford
(Ergodic Theory)
March 10Dr. Emil Iacob
(k-means clustering)
March 24Dr. Zheni Utic
(Statistical and machine learning)
March 31Drs. Charles & Drew
Process, Population, and Sample: The Researcher’s Interest
April 14Dr. Omid Ardakani
Information-theoretic measures and copulas
April 21Dr. Arpita Chatterjee
(Bayesian estimation methods- MCMC Metropolis Hastings or Gibbs sampler  techniques)
(Postponed to Fall 2023)


The SCU consists of a Director and eleven faculty members of the Statistics Group, from the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses; several associated faculty members from the Applied & Computational Mathematics groups; and associated members from the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health.


Divine Wandaku

Other Core Members

  • Charles Champ, Ph.D. (,
  • Stephen Carden, Ph.D. (,
  • Kyle Bradford, Ph.D. (,
  • Arpita Chatterjee, Ph.D. (,
  • Ionut Iacob, Ph.D. (,
  • Andrew Sills, Ph.D. (,
  • Gregory Knofczynski, Ph.D. (,
  • Zheni Utic, Ph.D. (,
  • Jared Schlieper, Ph.D. (,
  • Alex Stokolos , Ph.D. (

Associated Members

Last updated: 1/7/2024