Associate Research Professor of Mathematics and Statistics (retired), University of Colorado Denver

I trained as a mathematical sociologist at Cornell University, but I am currently teaching and pursuing research in a department of applied math and statistics (University of Colorado Denver). Along the way I have had several careers: as a sociologist (1972-78), biostatistician (1978-1994), freelance consulting mathematician (1994-2008), and now a regular academic mathematician. My research has been continuously funded from a wide variety of sources since about 1982. During my consulting days I traveled all over Latin America, working with a dozen governments on military reform, police reform, poverty, ethnic relations, and regional security issues. Now I work on models of peace, war, socio-economic development, epidemics (bird flu, ebola, etc), and many other things, using state-of-the-art methods. I love to write!


  • –present
    Associate Research Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Colorado Denver


  • 1973 
    Cornell University, PhD / Sociology


Emblema de Oro, Escuela de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Bolivia

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