Joshua D. Patrick, Ph.D.

Joshua D. Patrick, Ph.D.
Lecturer of Statistical Science
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Lecturer of Statistical Science


  • Ph.D., Statistics, Baylor University, 2013
  • M.S., Mathematical Sciences, University of West Florida, 2009
  • B.S., Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of West Florida, 2007


I have loved mathematics since I was a kid. In college, I started as a business major but quickly changed to math since it was the math classes that I enjoyed the most. While working on my M.S. degree in Mathematics, I was assigned to work with a statistics professor in the department, Raid Amin. He always shared what kind of problems he was working on and it was made clear to me that statistics had everything I loved about mathematics but applied to real world problems. He encouraged me to pursue a Ph.D. in Statistics which I earned from Baylor in 2013 under the mentorship of Jane Harvill. I completed a post-doc at the University of California, Davis and have returned to Baylor as a Lecturer. My wife, Becky, is a Baylor grad as well and we both love being back in Texas.

Selected Publications

Patrick, J.D., Harvill, J.L., and Hansen, C.W. (2016) "A semiparametric spatio-temporal model for solar irradiance data." Renewable Energy, 87, 15-30.