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David A. Dickey

David A. Dickey

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Current City: Raleigh, NC

PhD, Statistics; Iowa State University
MS, Mathematics; Miami University
BA Mathematics; Miami University

Languages spoken: English

Using SAS since 1974    Teaching SAS since 1981

Professional experience:
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics, NC State University Advisory committee and faculty, Institute for Advanced Analytics, NC State Associate faculty member, Economics, NC State.

Courses I teach include

Stationarity Testing and Other Time Series Topics

Authored/coauthored works:

SAS for Forecasting Time Series, Second Edition
Principles and Procedures of Statistics
Applied Regression Analysis
Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach
Academy of Outstanding Teachers, NCSU
Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension, NCSU

Invited speaker at conferences

American Statistical Association Conference (2014)
American Statistical Association Conference (2013)
SAS Global Forum (2013)
JSM (2012)
SAS User Group (2011)

Recommended resources:
Other resources: Full curriculum vitae, full list of courses and invited lectures, notes and SAS Demos from courses taught at NCSU all available at

What students are saying:

Dr. Dickey explains things so well. He's amazing.
Dave does a wonderful job. His levity is wonderful and his examples are very informative.
The instructor did an excellent job in explaining the course content and showing examples in SAS. The SAS codes that were provided in class were quite helpful.

What is your favorite training course and why?
Time Series, it is my area of research and features some research I have done. Also I co-wrote the original in 1981 and helped with the most recent version.

What is the best part about teaching?
Excellent resources Notes and software and especially support by the staff in Cary.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
Swimming, guitar playing, time with family & watching my grandchildren grow.

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
Zion National Park (specifically the Narrows) favorite place, Canadian Rockies dream vacation.

If you could share a meal with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ. Being a Christian, I'd like to learn from the source.

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
musician: Gordon Lightfoot, book: Undaunted Courage, movie: The Blues Brothers

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
Experiencing 1989 earthquake while teaching in the Bay area. On 14th floor of Hyatt, bureau drawers fell out, teaching site was condemned and closed the next day.

Are you passionate about a particular sports team?
NCSU Wolfpack

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