Jessica Utts, Ph.D.

 

Credentials

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Math and Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Master of Arts (1975), Department of Statistics, Penn State University
  • Ph.D., Department of Statistics, Penn State University

Positions:

  • Professor Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis
  • Vice Provost, University Outreach University of California, Davis
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow Dept. of Psychology, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Director Statistical Laboratory, University of California, Davis
  • Visiting Scientist Cognitive Sciences Program, SRI International, Menlo Park,Ca.
  • Visiting Professor Department of Statistics, Stanford University
  • Assistant and Associate Professor Division of Statistics, University of California, Davis
  • Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
  • Instructor Department of Statistics, Penn State University

Awards:

  • Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award, Graduate Group in Epidemiology, UC Davis (2001)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992)
  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1991)
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association (1990)
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis (1984)
  • Magnar Ronning Award for Teaching Excellence, UC Davis (1981)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, State University of New York at Binghamton (1973)

Major consultations and panels

  • College Board Advanced Placement Development Committee – Statistics (1997-2003, Chair 2001-2003)
  • Quantitative Literacy Design Team, National Council on Education and the Disciplines
  • National Science Foundation, various evaluation panels
  • National Institutes of Health, various evaluation panels
  • Panelist to evaluate US Government, “Stargate” Program
  • National Academy of Sciences, Panel on the Evaluation of AIDS Interventions
  • Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Panel to Assess Defense Technologies
  • National Park Service, Statistics Short Courses for Resource Management Trainees
  • California Department of Health Services, Courses on Statistics for Groundwater
  • SRI International Cognitive Sciences Program, Consultant
  • California Public Utilities Commission, Consultant
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Consultant
  • Hershey Medical Center, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Study, Consultant
  • Television interviews with ABC News 20/20, ABC Nightline, Larry King Live, CNN
  • Morning News, BBC and other local, national and international programs.

Editorial positions:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association (Reviews)
  • Statistical Editor, Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research