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Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current City: Jacksonville, FL

BS, Computer ScienceMcKendree University;

Languages spoken: English

Using SAS since 1984    Teaching SAS since 1986

Professional experience:
Ron Coleman is on the Platform Administration team at SAS. He has been with SAS for 12 years but has been using SAS for over 25 years. He was a private consultant for 5 years before joining SAS and spent the first 7 years with SAS as a consultant working closely with customers to complete their projects. With experience in many different industries, Ron focused most of his work on processing data and has always stated, 85% of analysis is getting your data ready to analyze. He spent 4 years on the SAS Customer Loyalty team helping customers in the areas of installation guidance, system configuration (metadata), and system/code performance. In addition to working directly with customers he has also given numerous presentations to local, regional, and international SAS user conferences since 1991.

Courses I teach include

SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track
SAS Grid Manager: Administration

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What students are saying:

Ron, you are a great trainer and made a really difficult topic understandable. You kept us engaged and enthusiastic, and therefore it was easier to stay focused. Thanks for such a great class!!!
Awesome Instructor, made me understand things very clearly.
Ron did a great job. He took time for conversations in depth, allowing experienced classmates to bring up points of interesting discussion.

What is the best part about teaching?
Meeting new people and making an impact on their SAS experience.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
Alaskan cruise

If you could share a meal with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My Dad, I miss him.

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
The best part is seeing students have an 'Aha!' moment when things make sense to them.

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