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Monica Bennett


New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Ph.D., Statistical Science, Baylor University, 2011
  • M.S., Statistical Science, Baylor University, 2008
  • B.S., Mathematics, Louisiana Tech University
  • Graduate Assistant, Baylor University Department of Statistical Science, Waco, TX
  • Teacher of Record, Baylor University Department of Statistical Science, Waco, TX
Research Interest(s):

My research interests include Bayesian multi-level models, problems in misclassification and measurement error, and Bayesian methods in biomedical applications. For my dissertation research I have worked on Bayesian multi-level Poisson regression models with missing data, Bayesian multi-level Poisson models with underreported data, and a comparison of Bayesian and frequentist meta-analysis.

Describe Baylor in One Word:


Why Statistics?

I have always enjoyed working with numbers, so I knew that I would want to pursue a career that involved doing just that. I also knew that I did not want to continue with pure mathematics, and after taking an undergraduate course in statistics I decided that I wanted to learn more about it.

Why Baylor?

I have always heard many good things about Baylor, and when I visited the University and saw how friendly the faculty and students were, I knew that I wanted to be here.


The faculty in the Statistics department are very accessible and are committed to helping the students be successful.

Baylor Community:

I am a huge sports fan, so my favorite past time while at Baylor has been to attend the athletic events. Since admission to all home events is free to students, it is a great way to have fun on a graduate student budget.

Recommend Program?

Yes- I have no regrets about my decision to come to Baylor, and if I had it to do over, I would make the same decision.