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About Calvin L. Williams Ph.D.

Calvin L. Williams Ph.D. is the director of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at Clemson University.

Objectives

      • To leverage my experiences as an educator, researcher and leader in education policy to promote access to excellence in higher education for all students.
      • To strengthen the educational pathways from K-12 to graduate school, as well as the academic and administrative capacities of the institution.
      • To increase academic offerings and research opportunities in health sciences, technology, engineering and the mathematical and physical sciences for students of diverse backgrounds, skills, and training.

Summary

      • Biostatistical Intern, Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company (1982-1986); Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University (1987-1993); Visiting Research Scholar, Stanford University (1993; Four Months); Visiting Associate Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar, Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh (1993-1995); Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University (1993-present); Program Director Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate for Education and Human Development, The National Science Foundation (2002-2004). Director, Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education (2004-present)

      • Innovative educator and research scientist, strong oral and written skills, with a strong and sincere commitment to excellence in education, research and curricula development.

Professional Experience

8/04 - present

Director, Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE)
Clemson University

      • As the Director of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, our goals are to develop programs for PreK-16 teachers as well as develop programs for PreK-12 students. These goals include the research and study of policy issues that affect PreK-16 teachers as well as their students.

8/02 - 08/04

Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
National Science Foundation (on detail from Clemson University)

      • One of three Program Officers in Mathematical Sciences on all Division Mathematics related projects; established and fostered national meetings for principal investigators and faculty with significant pre-service STEM educators; co-manage a $3 million budget.
      • Co-Lead in the Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship program (CSEMS); co-manage a $25 million budget.
      • Established and fostered national meetings for principal investigators with scholarship programs.
      • Lead Program Officer in the Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement-Assessment of Student Achievement Program (CCLI-ASA); manage a $3 million budget.
      • Co-Lead in Interdisciplinary Training in Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM); co-manage a $3.2 million budget.
      • Site Visit Team member for National Science Foundation support of the Mathematics Science Partnerships. Offering support as a content specialist on site visits.

In all of the preceding programs,

      • Advise on policy issues, implementation of proposal review and evaluation of programs.
      • Conduct scientific and technical analyses of proposals received in the programs.
      • Conduct programmatic review, determines budgets and funds availability.
      • Conduct final reviews of proposals and evaluations and makes recommendations for awards and declinations.
      • Evaluate projects and activities that are proposed or funded by conducting site visits and reviewing interim and final reports.
      • Negotiate inter-agency agreements with other federal agencies for transfer of funds to assist in the support of research and education.

8/93 - Present

Associate Professor (tenured), School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Clemson University

      • Effectively taught courses in introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics at all levels of higher education.
      • Successfully conducted a scientific research program.
      • Served on several departmental and University committees, chairman searches, curricula and policy issues committees.
      • Effectively advised undergraduate students in course selection and development issues.
      • Served as committee member on master's and doctoral committees external to mathematical sciences.
      • Achieved recognition of research and outreach endeavors through procurement of external grants and fellowships.

6/94 - 5/95

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University

8/93 - 5/94

Postdoctoral Research Professor, Department of Statistics
Psychiatric Statistics Training Program
Carnegie Mellon University

      • Conducted research and statistical analyses on psychological and physical effects of depression.
      • Contributed to the knowledge base of current treatment regimes.

6/93 - 8/93

Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Department of Statistics
Stanford University

      • Conducted research and statistical analyses within an on-going research program.

7/87 - 8/93

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Clemson University

      • Effectively taught courses in introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics at all levels of higher education.
      • Successfully conducted a scientific research program.
      • Served on several departmental and University committees, chairman searches, curricula and policy issues committees.

9/82 - 9/85

Biostatistics Intern, Biostatistics Unit - 7293
Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company

      • Developed protocols and conducted statistical analyses for drug protocols.
      • Created reports and analyses used for the FDA-related drug approval pipeline.

Education

College of Charleston, Department of Mathematics: Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (1981)
Honors:
Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Mathematics Fraternity
Recipient of College of Charleston Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Biometry: 
Doctor of Philosophy, Biometry (1987)
Honors:
Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company-Biometry Career Development Award
Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Honor Fraternity

Honors and Special Invitations

Institutes of Higher Learning

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Statistics -  8/93 - 5/94
Psychiatric Statistics Training Program
Carnegie Mellon University

Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Department of Statistics -  6/93 - 8/93
Stanford University

College Board

Educational Testing Service
Advanced Placement
Table Leader/Reader-Statistics
1997-2002

National Science Foundation

Teacher Enhancement Panel Member - October, 1998
Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Program Panel Member - June, 1999
Centers for Learning and Teaching Education Program Panel Member - April, 2001
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics
National Selection Committee Member - July, 2001
Teacher Enhancement Panel Member - October, 2001

Selected Consulting Affiliations

      • Medical University of South Carolina‚ Department of Biometry
      • Greenville Hospital System‚ Department of Medical Education
      • Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, Biostatistics Unit - 7293
      • Clemson University - Counseling Center
      • Clemson University - School of Education, Special Projects
      • Clemson University - Department of Sociology
      • Clemson University - Department of Nursing

Professional Memberships and Activities

      • American Statistical Association, ASA (1984-)
      • Institute of Mathematical Statistics, IMS (1987-)
      • Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society, ENAR (1987-)
      • International Biometrics Society, IBS (1987-)
      • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, NCTM (1990-)
      • Advanced Placement Statistics Development Committee (2003-)
      • Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society 

        Regional Advisory Board (1998-2000) 
        Representative to the Joint Statistical Meetings 2003

      • ASA-NCTM Quantitative Literacy Team Statistician (1993-)
      • American Statistical Association 

        Committee on Minorities In Statistics (1991-1993)

        Committee on Membership (1995-1997, 1998-2001)

      • American Statistical Association South Carolina Chapter President (1993-1994)
        Vice President (1992-1993)
        Secretary-Treasurer (1991-1992)

Outreach Activities

Teacher Enhancement Workshops

      • Quantitative Literacy Workshop 
        Summer 1992
      • Implementing the STANDARDS Using Calculators and Computers 
        in the College Preparatory Sequence
        Summer 1994
      • Statistics Leaders in The Palmetto State (SLIPS) 
        Summer 1995
      • Advanced Placement Statistics Institute 
        Summer 1996
      • Teachers Teaching with Technology: AdvSTAT 
        Summer 1997
      • Advanced Statistics Academy - Greenville County Schools 
        Summer 2001

Recent Referreed Publications

      • Williams, Calvin L. (1991). “A Clinical Application of Expert System Methodology" Journal of Applied Statistics 18, 185-201.
      • Williams, Calvin L. (1991). “Design Expert: An Expert System Application to Clinical Investigations" Expert Systems with Applications 2, 361-371.
      • Williams, Calvin L. (1993). “Relative Difference in Diversity Between Populations" Annals of The Institute of Statistical Mathematics 45, 2 , 383-399 (with K. Alam).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (1993). “Success in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: A Matter of Accomodation?,” Journal of Nursing Education 32, 64-70 (with R. B. Hughes, J. Haislett and G. Brown)
      • Williams, Calvin L. (1993). “Multivariate Goodness-of-Fit Tests Based on Statistically Equivalent Blocks" Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods 22, 6, 1515-1533 (with K. Alam and R. Abernathy).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (1995). “A Multivariate Goodness-of-Fit Test For Stochastically Ordered Distributions" Biometrical Journal 37, 8, 945-956, (with K. Alam).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (2001). “An Adaptive Procedure for Goodness of fit based on Sample Spacings" Communications in Statistics 37, 8, 945-956, (with K. Alam).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (2001). “Smooth Estimation of the Reliability Function.,” Lifetime Data Analysis7,413-33, (with K. B. Kulasekera, M. Coffin and A. Manatunga).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (2003). “Hyperprior Imprecision in Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Clustered Bernoulli Observations.,” InterStat(with Ann-Janette Locke).
      • Williams, Calvin L. (2003). “Hybrid Methods for Analysis of Dose-Response Data.,” Proceeding of the Joint Statistical Meetings-Biopharmaceutical Section -2003.

Papers in Manuscript

      • Williams, Calvin L. “Selection of Most (Least) Diverse Multinomial Population,” (with K. Alam), submitted Annals of The Institute of Statistical Mathematics.
      • Williams, Calvin L. “Relation Between Levels of Radiation and Frequencies of Cytogenetic Aberrations,” (with K. Alam), in manuscript
      • Williams, Calvin L. “A Growth Curve Analysis of Effect of Maternal Cocaine Use on Child Growth,” (with J. Carson and M. Crane), in manuscript.
      • Williams, Calvin L. “Modeling of Diversity: A Comparison of Measures,” (with K. Alam), in manuscript.
      • Williams, Calvin L. “Modeling Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data,” (with J. Carson), in manuscript.

Journal Referee

      • Journal of Quality Technology
      • Journal Applied Statistics

Papers Presented

Invited Presentations

      • “Comparison of Two Hazard Functions: Crossing Point Estimation,” Department of Statistics, Stanford University, July 28, 1993.
      • “Multivariate Goodness-of Fit Tests based on Statistically Equivalent Blocks,” Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, October 28, 1992.
      • “An Expert System for the Design of Experiments." American Statistical Association, Winter Conference 1987.
      • “An Overview of Artificial Intelligence In Biomedical Sciences." Department of Biometry, Medical University of South Carolina, March 1985.
      • “An Expert System for the Design of Experiments" Department of Biometry, Medical University of South Carolina, February 1986.

Contributed Presentations

      • “Hybrid Methods for Analysis of Dose-Response Data." Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association, IMS, Biometric Society(ENAR), August 3-7, 2003.
      • “NSF/DUE Funding Opportunities in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources,” Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore Maryland, January 18, 2003.
      • “Emerging Areas in Biostatistics, Biomathematics, and Bioinformatics: Bridging Biology, Mathematics, and Statistics,” Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore Maryland, January 18, 2003.
      • “Analysis of IVF Data Using Imprecise Prior Probabilities,” The Biometric Society Joint Spring Meetings with IMS and ASA, March 29-April 1, 1998.
      • “Random Effects Analysis of A Cases Control Study of Children Exposed to Cocaine in Utero,” The Biometric Society Joint Spring Meetings with IMS and ASA, March 29-April 1, 1998.
      • “Relation Between Levels of Radiation and Frequencies of Cytogenetic Aberrations ,” The Biometric Society Joint Spring Meetings with IMS and ASA, March 29-April 1, 1997.
      • “Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Biomass Variability in Water Chemistry on the Oropouche Bank, Trinidad,” The XVIIIth International Biometric Conference, July 1-5, 1996. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
      • “An Adaptive Procedure for Goodness of fit based on Sample Spacings." Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association, IMS, Biometric Society(ENAR), August 8-12, 1993.
      • “Statistical Applications in Biomedicine." Mu Alpha Theta (MAQ), College of Charleston, February 26, 1993.
      • “Dissimilarity in Diversity Between Populations." The Biometric Society Joint Spring Meetings with IMS and ASA, March 22-25, 1992.
      • “Selection of Most(Least) Diverse Population." Joint Meetings of American Statistical Association, IMS, Biometric Society(ENAR), August 8-12, 1992.
      • “Analysis of Dissimilarity in Diversity." The XVIth International Biometric Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, December 7-11, 1992.

Grant Activity

Research

Michelin North America, Inc
"Partial Least Squares and Advanced Statistical Software Applications Using SAS AF/Frame Technology"
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $25,000.00

National Science Foundation
"Numerical Assessments of Goodness-of-Fit Tests Based
on Statistically Equivalent Blocks"

Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $119,231.58 over a 3-year Period

Clemson University Research Grant
"Representing Characteristics of Experimental Designs
via Stereotypical Frames for Expert System Development"

Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D. 
Amount funded: $1,800.00

Office of Naval Research:
"Affordability Modeling and Decision Analysis"
Principal Investigator: James A Reneke, Ph.D. 
Amount Funded: $750,000.00
Status: Co-Investigator Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator responsible for one-tenth of funded research. Only for one year.

National Science Foundation:
"Mathematical Sciences: Scientific Computing Research Environment"
Principal Investigator: Peter Kiessler, Ph.D. 
Amount Funded: $68,698.00
Status: Co-Investigator Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator responsible for one-fifth of funded research.

Greenville Hospital/Clemson University Cooperative Alliance Research Grant
"Greenville Healthy Children Study: Growth and Development"
Principal Investigator: Martin Crane, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $5,000
Status: Co-Investigator Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator responsible for pro bono statistical research support.

Clemson University Research Grant
"Representing Characteristics of Experimental Designs via Stereotypical Frames for Expert System Development"
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $1,800.00.

Consulting Grants

National Science Foundation
"Implementing the STANDARDS Using Calculators and Computers 
in the College Preparatory Sequence"

Principal Investigator: John Luedeman, 
Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education 
Amount funded: $150,000.00 
Status: Co-Investigator Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator responsible statistical support for calculator-based standards.

National Science Foundation
"Statistics Leaders in the Palmetto State"
Principal Investigator: John Luedeman, 
Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education 
Amount funded: $605,000.00 
Status: Co-Investigator Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator responsible statistical support.

Clemson University Defense Logistic Application 
Clemson Apparel Research
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.

Service

The College Board
"Advanced Placement Statistics Institute"
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $18,000.00.

Texas Instruments
"Teachers Teaching with Technology Mini-Grant:AdvSTAT" Summer 1997
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $4,000.00.

Texas Instruments
Teachers Teaching with Technology Mini-Grant:STATS" Summer 1998
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $4,000.00.

Texas Instruments
"Teachers Teaching with Technology Mini-Grant:AdvSTAT" Summer 1999
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $5,000.00.

Texas Instruments
"Teachers Teaching with Technology Mini-Grant:MODEL" Summer 1999
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
Amount funded: $5,000.00.

Other

National Science Foundation
Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment 
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D. 
Amount funded: $242,996.00

National Science Foundation
Travel Grant to International Biometrics Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand,
Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D., 
Amount funded: $1,500.00.

Graduate Student Advising

Doctoral Graduates

      • Ann-Janette Dubose Locke, “Prior Imprecision in Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling.” (1998)

Master’s Graduates

      • Shailaja Chilappagari, “Recent Advances in Generalized Linear Models: Application of SAS Macro GLIMMIX.” (1993)
      • Joni L. Carson, “Growth Analysis of Effect of Maternal Cocaine Use on Child Growth.” (1996)
      • Ann-Janette Dubose Locke, “`Predicting the Likelihood of Clinical Pregnancy with In Vitro Fertilization.” (1996)
      • Deborah S. Snyder, “`Modeling Health Maintenance Factors: A study in Breast Cancer Prevention." (1997)
      • Marla D. Hutson, “Assessing Child Growth: Nonlinear Modeling Issues.” (1997)
      • Ramzi AbuJamra, “A Study of Deep-Vein Thrombosis in Trauma Patients and Some of its influences.” (1997)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

      • MthSc 301 Statistical Methods I
      • MthSc 302 Statistical Methods in Engineering and Sciences
      • MthSc 403 Mathematical Statistics
      • MthSc 405 Statistical Methods II
      • Statistics 225 Probability and Statistics I (Carnegie Mellon)
      • Statistics 226 Probability and Statistics II (Carnegie Mellon)

Graduate Courses

      • MthSc 801 Linear Models I
      • MthSc 802 Linear Models II
      • MthSc 805 Data Analysis
      • MthSc 807 Multivariate Methods
      • MthSc 809 Time Series
      • MthSc 981 Special Topics: Analysis of Longitudinal and Repeated Measures Data
      • MthSc 981 Special Topics: Analysis of Categorical Data
      • MthSc 981 Special Topics: Bayesian Methods
      • MthSc 981 Special Topics: Modern Statistical Computation
      • MthSc 983 Special Topics: The Logic of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Databases

University Service

      • Clemson University Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff
      • Committee on the Needs of the Non-traditional Student (1991-1992)
      • Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Mathematics Fraternity, Advisor(1990-1993)
      • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Advisor
      • Clemson Career Workshop, Mathematics Consultant (1988-1992)
      • ProAct Advisor

Departmental Service

      • Department Chair Search Committee, Chair (1998-1999)
      • Numerous search committees
      • Numerous departmental ad hoc committees