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Terry Woodfield

Terry Woodfield

Hometown: Groves, TX

BS Mathematics; Lamar University
MS Mathematics; Lamar University
PhD Statistics; Texas A&M University

Languages spoken: English

Using SAS since 1978    Teaching SAS since 1999

Using JMP since 1999    Teaching JMP since 2013

Professional experience:
1982-1986 Assistant Professor, Arizona State University; 1986-1991 Senior Research Statistician SAS/ETS R&D, SAS Institute; 1991-1999 Chief Statistician, Risk Data Corp/HNC Software

Courses I teach include

Net Lift Models: Optimizing the Impact of Your Marketing Efforts
Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Using SAS High-Performance Forecasting Software
Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner
Forecasting Using SAS Software: A Programming Approach

Authored/coauthored works:

Numerous papers on forecasting, predictive modeling, and data preparation for analytics, both in refereed journals and in conference proceedings.
Forecasting Using SAS Software: A Programming Approach
Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner
Extending SAS Enterprise Miner with User-Written Nodes
Forecasting Using SAS Forecast Server Software

Notable achievements:

Connor Award Texas A&M Universty 1981
Highest rated Presentation at M2004

Invited speaker at conferences

SUGI26 (2001)
SUGI 30 (2005)
M2004 (2004)
M2006 (2006)
M2006 (2006)

What students are saying:

Terry is an excellent instructor with a wealth of knowledge. He effectively applies real-world examples to a very conceptual subject, making the content easier to understand. He provides the appropriate mix of hands-on exercises with exercises he leads and great examples.

What is the best part about teaching?
I get paid for having so much fun.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
I have a private pilot's license and fly a Piper Warrior II that is co-owned with another SAS employee. I am also a member of the Wings of Carolina Flying Club.

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
My favorite place is almost any small airport. My dream vacation is to visit wherever my two daughters live, which is currently Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas.

What are your favorite apps (iPhone, iPad, etc.)?
ForeFlight, FlightAware

If you could share a meal with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Richard Feynman, because he was an outstanding scientist who had a gift for explaining complex topics in understandable ways, and he had a great sense of humor.

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
The Grapes of Wrath (book and movie); Slaughterhouse Five (book only).

What are your favorite Web sites?;;

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