Tom Kozubowski

Following a graduate study of applied mathematics at the University of Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Tomasz J. Kozubowski received MS in Statistics from the University of Texas, El Paso, and Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Probability from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Kozubowski works in the general area of stochastic modeling of natural phenomena in variety of fields, including climate research, geosciences, finance, and economics. His research interests include distribution theory, Laplace distribution and its generalizations, limit theory for random sums, heavy tailed distributions, extremes, mathematical statistics, financial and insurance mathematics, stochastic models for hydro-climatic phenomena, and fractal scaling processes. He has co-authored 120 research publications in probability and statistics, including two monographs.

Dr. Kozubowski is currently an editorial board member of several academic journals and an active reviewer, having refereed for over 100 different academic journals. With the 2016 Sentinel of Science Reward, he was recognized by Publons as one of the top researchers contributing to the peer review in the field of mathematics.

Scott Morrison

Scott has served as WNC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer with NWCCU since 2017 and as an NWCCU evaluator since 2015. Scott’s recent accomplishments include partnering with colleagues and communities on dual credit to build WNC’s Jump Start College Program, expanding cohorts to support underserved populations, revising WNC’s learning outcomes and assessment practices to align with institutional goals, and helping to lead a full revision of the Western’s strategic plan.

Thomas Herring

As director of the Jack C Davis Observatory I engage in a variety of astrometric and photometric measurements. Recently I have focused on double star astrometry. I also have experience in developing Arduino based sensor suites for high altitude ballooning through the NV Space Grant CoP group at WNC.

Gary Swift

I’m not officially a researcher, but I have many years of Applied Engineering experience. 5 years in the Navy as a nuclear submarine officer, 13 years at Southern California Edison as a Shift Technical Advisor and NRC Licensed Operator training instructor, 2 years as a high school Physical Science teacher, 15 years as a Technical Editor, Curriculum Developer and Trainer of Machinery Condition Monitoring, and a couple more years as a Tech Writer.