Mark Greenwood

Dr. Mark Greenwood, Director

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Mark Greenwood is originally from Iowa City, Iowa. He graduated from Luther College in 1996 and earned Master’s and PhD degrees in Statistics from the University of Wyoming in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He has been at Montana State University since 2004 and is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences along with Director of Statistical Consulting and Research Services. His research has spanned a wide variety of areas with applications in environmental and clinical areas being main focus areas and methodological work in clustering and functional data analysis being primary areas of research interest. Since 2014, Dr. Greenwood has been working on Multiple Sclerosis research, mostly focused disability scale development and proteomics of cerebro-spinal fluid. He has also written a textbook called "Intermediate Statistics with R". When not teaching, mentoring student research, or supervising the work done in SCRS, Mark enjoys hiking, camping, road biking, and fly fishing. 
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Greta Linse, Assistant Director of SCRS

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Greta M. Linse is a third generation Montanan. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2002 and earned her M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Montana State University (MSU) in 2006 and 2008 respectively. After graduate school Greta worked for a local statistical software company focusing on analysis of genetic data. She wore multiple hats including project manager, technical writer, director of customer support and services. Returning in 2016 to MSU, Greta has taught mathematics and statistics classes for the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In 2018 Greta became the Project Manager for the Human Ecology Learning and Problem Solving (HELPS) Lab and joined SCRS in January 2020 as the Assistant Director. 

David Lartey

David Lartey, Graduate Research Assistant

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David E. Lartey is from Ghana, West Africa. Before moving to Montana State University in 2016, he graduated with a B.Sc. in Statistics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana. He graduated with an M.S. in Statistics in May 2018. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Statistics. His research interests include Design of Experiments and Time Series. When not studying, he loves to play and watch basketball.  
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Meaghan Winder, Graduate Research Assistant

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Meaghan Winder grew up in Belt, Montana. She graduated from Montana State University in 2018 with a B.A. in History and earned a Master’s degree in Statistics from Montana State in 2020. Meaghan is currently pursuing a PhD in Statistics; her research interestsinclude statistical applications in ecology and environmental sciences. In her free time, Meaghan enjoys fly fishing and spending time with her family.  
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Sally Slipher, Research Staff


Sally Slipher is from New Berlin, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. After working as a research assistant in cognitive neurology at Johns Hopkins University, she earned an M.S. in Statistics from Montana State University in 2020. Her research interests include biostatistics and clinical research. She enjoys long-distance trail running and endurance swimming, as well as looking for Montana wildflowers.

Braden Scherting

Braden Scherting, Graduate Research Assistant

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After studying statistics and mathematics at Minerva University, Braden returned to his home state of Montana to pursue an M.S. in Statistics. His academic interests include methods for practically-fast statistical computing and how to choose a best model. Otherwise, he is likely to be found playing in the mountains.

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Caroline Hardy, Graduate Research Assistant

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Carol Hardy is from Golden, Colorado. She graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Economics. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Statistics. Her research interests include agriculture and ecology. When not trying to make pretty graphics in ggplot, Carol can be found skiing or mountain biking.