Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Robert W. Jernigan holds a PhD from the University of South Florida and is a Professor of Statistics at AU. He was formerly Senior Statistician, US Environmental Protection Agency, Statistical Policy Branch and Visiting Researcher at the Smithsonian Institution’s Laboratory of Molecular Systematics. His research interests are in the development of statistical methods for evolutionary biology, genetics, and the environmental sciences. He collects photographs that illustrate statistical concepts. He was named AU 1997 Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and given the Scientific Achievement Award for Mathematics and Computer Sciences 1985-86 from the Washington Academy of Sciences.
PhD, South Florida