Rodney Sturdivant, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2600
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Rod Sturdivant, Ph.D., is an applied statistician and biostatistician. Prior to arriving at APU in 2016 he was Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health in the Biostatistics Division of the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Prior to OSU, he retired as a Colonel after a distinguished 27-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. Sturdivant holds master’s degrees in statistics and in operations research from Stanford and a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He was selected as an Academy Professor and Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point where he completed his military service. His research interests are in math and statistics education and, as co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, he developed resources for undergraduate statistics courses using games. He is co-author of the textbook, Applied Logistic Regression, 3rd Edition (Wiley, 2013) by Hosmer, D.W., Lemeshow, S. and Sturdivant, R. X.

Sturdivant enjoys playing the violin in his spare time, and played briefly with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife Mandy are proud parents of Chelsea and Steven and grandparents of Eric and Marcus.


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.S. Stanford University
  • B.S. United States Military Academy, West Point

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics


  • Applied Statistics
  • Biostatistics

Courses Taught

  • MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 162 Calculus II
  • MATH 250 Data Analysis
  • MATH 361 Probability and Statistics I
  • MATH 362 Probability and Statistics II
  • STAT 501 Introduction to Modeling with Probability
  • STAT 511 Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 521 Statistical Computing and Programming

Office Hours

Monday and Thursday 4:45 - 5:30pm

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