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Marc Huber

Marc Huber

Hometown: Jackson, NJ

Current City: Cary, NC

BA; UNC Chapel Hill
MA; UNC Chapel Hill
MSW; UNC Chapel Hill

Languages spoken: English, German

Professional experience:
Marc Huber developed cancer as a young man and went through a bone marrow transplant at age 16. An aspiring math major, the experience redirected him to psychology. Huber was first introduced to SAS in an undergraduate statistics course at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After some encouragement by his professors, he entered into the graduate program in quantitative psychology. Feeling a strong need to give back, Huber also achieved his master's degree in social work. The idea to become a SAS instructor grew out of a conversation he had with a former SAS employee who had come to work at UNC, where Huber was working as a biostatistician and SAS programmer. With his combined passion for helping people and knowledge of the software, his new co-worker suggested, he would make a great SAS trainer. Huber joined SAS in 2004. When not teaching, Huber is very active in the community. He served as chairman for the American Cancer Society's Orange County Relay for Life for three years, volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, and spends a week in Montana every summer as a counselor at Camp Mak-a-Dream, a medically supervised, free camp for kids and their siblings operated by the Children's Oncology Camp Foundation.

Courses I teach include

Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
SAS Enterprise Guide: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression
Survival Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model
Applied Clustering Techniques

Authored/coauthored works:

Medication use patterns among demented, cognitively impaired and cognitively intact community dwelling elderly people
The prevalence and 3-year incidence of dementia in older Black and White community residents

What students are saying:

Marc Huber was great. Very respectful, knowledgeable, and likable. The best instructor I've had yet. He was able to explain all concepts clearly and concisely and encouraged class room discussion without letting it slowdown the course. Additionally, he understood the content of the course inside and out.
Marc is an excellent teacher who spends time to answer questions and further explain subject matter when necessary and makes the course material interesting with personal stories and great communication.
I was very impressed with Marc. He was able to convey the information effectively and spent a lot of time addressing people's questions. I witnessed him spend 20 minutes after the class one day with another participant who was having difficulty with a particular concept. It was definitely above and beyond what most instructors would have done.

What is your favorite training course and why?
Survival Analysis, because I had cancer and am still a censored observation.

What is the best part about teaching?
Learning, learning, learning. That means new methods, new knowledge from my colleagues and students, and getting to know lots of people and places.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
At one time could juggles up to 4 objects, but these days only three. But, I can do it while wiggling my ears.

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
The California Redwoods, so far. I'd like to see Alaska at some point. I'll always have a place in my heart for Berlin.

What are your favorite apps (iPhone, iPad, etc.)?
Maprika, NavFree, WatchESPN, CrossMe, Dolphin Browser, Settings

If you could share a meal with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
It would be all the people I love at the same table (hopefully for obvious reasons), but if it were someone I've not yet met, it would be Einstein, because I have a stuffed monkey named after him.

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
I have a lot of great memories of classes where the students got to know each other and by the end of 3 days, everyone was kind of sad to leave, as if it were summer camp. Those are the best classes.

Are you passionate about a particular sports team?
I try not to be, because they always let you down in the end and ruin your whole day. But, having three degrees from UNC Chapel Hill it's hard not to be affected by the Tarheels.

What are your favorite Web sites? (Sports Illustrated),, (local TV news channel Web site)

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