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Heath Rushing

Heath Rushing

Hometown: Biloxi, MS

Current City: Breckenridge, CO

MS, Operations Research; AF Institute of Technology
MS, Operations Research; US Air Force Academy

Professional experience:
Co-founder and Principal Consultant, Adsurgo LLC, Denver, CO, (2010-present), JMP and Six Sigma Program Manager, SAS Institute, Cary, NC, (2007-2010), Senior Quality Engineer, Amgen, Seattle, WA, (2004-2006), Quality Engineer III, Amgen, Boulder/Longmont, CO, (2001-2004), Operations Research Analyst, Air Force Intelligence Agency, Omaha, NE, (1997-1998)

Courses I teach include

Quality by Design (QbD) Using JMP Software
Applied Statistics for Scientists
JMP Software: Stability Analysis
JMP Software: Custom Design of Experiments

Authored/coauthored works:

Demonstration Consistency of Small Data Sets - Application of Weisberg t-test for Outliers
Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP

Notable achievements:

Tony M. Johnson teaching award for Education Excellence

Invited speaker at conferences

Medical Design and Manufacturing
Medical Design and Manufacturing

What students are saying:

Heath is extremely knowledgeable with the software and does also great job of explaining the statistical principles, not just using the software. He makes the courses very participative and engaging. He get a lot of questions, always has an answer, and often an example to illustrate the answer. I have never had a better instructor.
Heath is amazingly dynamic. Normally I would not recommend a class be taken online, but Heath has changed my views on this.
Heath was a wonderful instructor! He was an extremely effective communicator using a mix of instruction, participation, and humor. Heath's prior experience with our industry was proven to be a invaluable asset during this course.

What is your favorite training course and why?
Quality by Design using JMP because the course is so hands-on. Most on-site courses break up into product teams to complete the exercises; it is like a working product team meeting! It's similar in the public courses, although many times each person is working on the tools they are going to take back to their product teams.

What are your favorite apps (iPhone, iPad, etc.)?
NRoam. When I travel, I like to find local hole-in-the-walls, so I use this app. In addition to using this free app, I actually developed it so I am able to show the hole-in-the-walls the app!

What is your most memorable moment of teaching a SAS (or JMP) class?
I once had a legally blind student in an introduction to JMP course. Helping her navigate on an extremely large screen gave me a headache. It was a tough day for me, but I just kept thinking how it must have been even harder for her. In her post-course evaluation, she commented that no instructor had ever taken an sincere interest in her comprehension and was as patient as I was with her. Best evaluation comment I ever received.

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