Statistical Consulting Center

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Kentucky University is happy to operate the Statistical Consulting Center.  The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is a research support service providing free consulting services to fully affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students who have statistical needs. It is staffed by Dr. Michelle Smith, Ph.D., who is assisted by graduate students in Mathematical Sciences.

Any graduate student who deals with data in doing research is urged to seek the advice and assistance of consultants at the SCC. Even if the graduate student carries out all of his/her own statistical design and analysis work, it is worthwhile to pass it by a consultant at the SCC to check on the validity of the research design, adequacy of the sample size, appropriateness of the statistical model, and accuracy and reliability of the results.

In order to make an appointment, please fill out the appointment request form below. Note that appointments can be scheduled only during the fall and spring semesters when Eastern Kentucky University is in session. A graduate student must obtain his/her advisor's permission to receive assistance from the SCC. In fact, it is recommended that the advisor join the graduate student in meeting with the SCC consultant.

Contact information:   Dr. Michelle Smith
                                    Office: Wallace 130
                                    Mailbox: Wallace 313
                                    Phone: 622-1926







The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is an educational and service unit in Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics with members from faculty and statistics students. We provide advice, project management, data management and statistical analysis for the university.


The SCC has two goals:

Research Collaboration

To encourage collaborative research between statisticians and investigators from other disciplines by providing high-quality statistical input.



To train statisticians to interact effectively with investigators from other disciplines.