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Jason W. Osborne

Professor of Statistics, Miami University

Jason W. Osborne has served as a Provost at Miami University, Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University, and as department chair at the University of Louisville. His background in educational psychology, statistics and quantitative methods, along with experience gained from high-level positions within academic domains gives a unique perspective on the real-world data factors and business analytics.

In 2015, he was appointed Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. As well as Associate Provost, Jason was a Professor of applied statistics at the School of Mathematical Sciences.

In 2019, he took on the role of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University. Jason Osborne, Miami University Provost implemented a transformative strategic plan to lead Miami and reposition the institution as one prepared for a smooth transition into the new era, tackling personal and professional challenges with a modern, compelling curriculum, a welcoming environment, and enhanced support for students, faculty positions and department chairs.

In the past three years, he was named by Stanford University as one of the top 2% researchers in the world, underlining his commitment to world-class research methods across particular domains, ultimately influencing a generation of learners. Currently, Jason teaches and publishes on data analysis "best practices" in quantitative and applied research methods. He has served as evaluator or consultant on research projects and in public education (K-12), instructional technology, health care, medicine and business. He served as founding editor of Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement and has been on the editorial boards of several other journals (such as Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation).


  • –present
    Professor of Statistics, Head of Institute for Responsible Gaming, Lottery, and Sport, Miami University


  • 1998 
    University of Buffalo, PhD Educational Psychology


  • 2017
    Regression and Linear Modeling: Best Practices and Modern Methods, SAGE
  • 2016
    Best Practices in Exploratory Factor Analysis, SAS


Accredited Professional Statistician, from the American Statistical Association; Phi Beta Kappa