Joe McKean, the Guy in the Red Shirt

Hogg, McKean and Craig, 6th ed, Errata Information

STAT 364, Statistical Methods, Spring 2009 I

STAT 260, Elementary Statistics, Spring 2009 I

STAT 3620, Probability, Fall 2008

STAT 666, Theory of Nonparametrics

Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics
Ph.D. Statistics, Penn State University


Dr. McKean has published many papers on robust procedures for linear models. These include papers on the theory for robust estimation and testing, the geometry of robust inference, and the small sample properties of robust inference. He has worked with general robust estimates, bounded influence estimates, and high breakdown estimates. Recently he has co-authored a series of papers on diagnostic procedures for robust estimation. Besides robust procedures, Dr. McKean has published in the areas of generalized linear models, nonparametric statistics and time series analyses. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. In 1999, he was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. McKean has also written algorithms for robust estimation and test in general linear models, RGLM. He has developed software for these algorithms and has recently has been working on graphical interfaces for these methods in a Sun environment. He has performed numerous simulation studies to investigate small sample properties of robust estimation. Besides FORTRAN, he has used languages such as S-plus, SAS, and minitab to conduct these studies.

He has developed courses in the above areas and in statistical computing. He has conducted successful short courses in these areas.

Selected Publications


Department of Statistics,
Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008


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