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Marc Huber

Marc Huber Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Current City: Cary, NC

Education:
Degree: BA; Institution: UNC Chapel Hill
Degree: MA; Institution: Quantitative Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill
Degree: MSW; Institution: UNC Chapel Hill

Using SAS since 1986
Teaching SAS since 1988

A few of the courses I teach:
Languages spoken: English, German

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

What is the best part about teaching SAS? 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.

Do you have a favorite movie, book, artist, or musician? Not really, but I'm kind of amazed by Stevie Wonder, was moved by the movie My Life as a Dog (the Swedish language version dubbed in English), and identify with Five for Fighting's "The Riddle" and "100 Years."

Do you have a favorite memory of teaching a SAS class? Not really. 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? CNNSI.com (Sports Illustrated), CNN.com, WRAL.com (local TV news channel Web site)

Recommended SAS resources:
http://support.sas.com/notes/
http://support.sas.com/documentation/
http://support.sas.com/training/

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. You should give him a substantial raise.

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.

Accolades:
KENNETH E, SCHMADER, JOSEPH T HANLON, GERDA G FILLENBAUM, MARC HUBER, CARL PIEPER RONALD HORNER. "Medication use patterns among demented, cognitively impaired and cognitively intact community dwelling elderly people." Age and Aging 1998: 27: 493-501

Gerda G. Fillenbaum; Albert Heyman; Marc S. Huber; Max A. Woodbury; Jack Leiss; Kenneth E. Schmader; Arline Bohannon; Barbara Trapp-Moen. "The prevalence and 3-year incidence of dementia in older Black and White community residents." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - 1998; 51(7):587-595