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About Gayla R. Olbricht

Dr. Gayla R. Olbricht was promoted to associate professor of mathematics and statistics with tenure September 1, 2017.

An applied statistician, Dr. Olbricht’s research focuses on the statistical modeling of biological data. Her work involves many interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists investigating a variety of biological questions.  Application areas include:  
  • Genomics, epigenomics, and bioinformatics
  • Modeling sleep in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Modeling heterogeneity in autism spectrum disorder
Other interests include: 
  • Involving undergraduates in statistical research through Missouri S & T's OURE program and a mini-grant from the NSF funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM). 
  • Inquiry-based math and science integration in K-12 education. Actively involved as a Co-PI of the Science Education and Quantitative Literacy (SEQL) professional development program for 3rd-5th grade teachers (funded by MDHE).


Positions

September 2017 - Present Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Mathematics and Statistics
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August 2011 - August 2017 Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Mathematics and Statistics
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August 2010 - May 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University ‐ Statistics
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award Missouri University of Science and Technology, 11/2015
  • StatCom Community Service Award Department of Statistics, Purdue University, 05/2007

Education

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2004 - 2010 Ph. D. in Statistics, Purdue University ‐ Statistics
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2002 - 2004 M.S. in Applied Statistics, Purdue University ‐ Statistics
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1997 - 2001 B.S. in Mathematics, Missouri State University ‐ Mathematics
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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Missouri University of Science and Technology
400 W. 12th St., Rolla, MO 65409-0020

Office Phone: 1-573-341-4913

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Research Works (25)