Mary Frances Early held a book discussion to celebrate the launch of her autobiography, “The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia,” published by the Mary Frances Early College of Educatio
As an academician, I am active in the field, collaborating with investigators ranging from ecology, epidemiology, kinesiology, pharmacy and psychology. Current research focuses on the development of new and innovative statistical methods for analyzing information from electronic devices such as smart phones and accelerometers used to collect behavioral data regarding smoking, dietary lapse, social networks and activity levels of subjects in their everyday environments.
I have also served as a manuscript referee for diverse journals including Ecology, Biometrics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Genetics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, The American Statistician, and Landscape Ecology, to name a few of the dozens of journals I have reviewed for.
I’ve worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and national organizations to assess and monitor such things as mercury levels. My students get to see my work as an example of the kind of careful scholarship our field expects.