• Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., California State University, Fullerton
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., Biola University
  • B.A., Biola University


Dr. Jason Wilson oversees the statistics service courses in the Department of  Math and Computer Science: Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Business Statistics, and Biostatistics.  For the math program, he teaches Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Statistics II, Statistical Consulting Practicum, and God and Math.  For the Applied Psychology program, he teaches the Statistics for Research class. Giving students a vision of how the natural laws of the world described by mathematics reflect the nature of God (Romans 1:20), and how that nature empowers them to live for Him (2 Peter 1:4) is a theme of Dr. Wilson’s courses.  

Dr. Wilson is a generalist statistician and therefore interested in the analysis of data or use of statistical thinking from any area – particularly those with the potential of strategic kingdom impact or service.  In Fall 2019 he was able to realize one of his dreams of starting Biola’s Quantitative Consulting Center - a statistical consulting service for both Biola as well as local Business, Industry, and Government.  Clients for the first year included Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Christian Educators Association, Convene, and Biola faculty.  His primary long-term project involves research using a patented technique for evaluating the quality of an individual baseball pitch, QOP.  The completeness of the fossil record, the real level of DNA similarity between humans and chimps, and debunking the Bible Code are some of the subjects under development for his Statistical Apologetics book project.



  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences


  • Perceived Safety and Preparedness for Active Shooter Incidents Among Undergraduate Students” Scott, Cassidy, Abigail Anderson, Jason Wilson, Akiko Kobayashi. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2021. Vol. 58.
  • “Modeling Buried Object Brightness and Visibility for Ground Penetrating Radar” Stevenson, Garrett A; Wilson, Jason, Worthmann, Brian M.; and Xavier, Wlamir. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2021.
  • “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Sex-Specific COVID-19 Clinical Outcomes” Galbadage, Thrushara, Peterson, Brent, Awada, Joseph, Buck, Alison, Ramirez, Danny, and Gunasekera, Richard. Frontiers in Medicine, Sec. Infectious Diseases – Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment 2020, Volume 7. 
  • “Explaining the 2019 MLB Home Run Record with Quality of Pitch” Wilson, Jason, and Lane, Joseph. The Hardball Times. 2019, October 21. 
  • “Explaining the 2017 MLB Home Run Record with Quality of Pitch” Wilson, Jason, and Greiner, Wayne The Hardball Times 2017, May 8.
  • “Measuring the Quality of a Pitch” Wilson, Jason, and Greiner, Wayne The Hardball Times 2017, March 16.
  • “Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR) Long- Short-Term Treatment Results for Patients with Neck Pain” Jacobs, Joseph, Wilson, Jason, and Ireland, Kaitlynne. MedCrave Open Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology 2016, 5(4): 00188.
  • “ Integration of Faith and Mathematics from the Perspectives of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness” Wilson, Jason. Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith. 2015, 67:2 
  • “Enhancing Multiple Testing: Two Applications of the Probability of Correct Selection Statistic” Tao, Erin and Wilson, Jason. 2014. Involve 2014, Vol 8. No. 2, 181-194.
  • “A Curveball Index: Quantification of Breaking Balls for Pitchers” Wilson, Jason and Greiner, Jarvis. CHANCE. 2014, 27:3, p. 34-40.


  • Orange County Long Beach Chapter of American Statistical Association Career Day (OCLBASA), Long Beach. Presented on: “A Big Data Story: How We Found Meaning about the Quality of Pitch (QOP) in Millions of Major League Baseball Datapoints, and the Industry's Surprising Reaction,” March 2020.
  • Joint Statistics Meetings, Denver. Presented on “The Home Run Spike of MLB 2019: Quality of Pitch is a Factor,” July 2019
  • Joint Statistics Meetings, Vancouver. Presented on “The Home Run Spike of MLB 2017: Drop in Quality of Pitch (QOP) is a Missing Factor,” Aug 2018
  • Joint Statistics Meetings, Presented on “Quality of Pitch (QOP) in Baseball,” Aug 2016
  • Society for American Baseball Research, Seattle. Presented on “Pitch Quantification: QOP - Quality of Pitch and the Greiner Index,” March 2015.
  • Joint Statistics Meetings, Boston. Presented on “How to Calculate Substitution, Insertion, and Deletion Probabilities for Fixed Sequences,” Aug 2014.
  • Science Through the Lens of Faith Conference, Presented on “Centrality: The Normal Curve as a Biblical Type of Christ,” Jan 2013
  • Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics (eCOTS), Presented on “Statistical Computing: A Language or Graphical User Interface?” with Daniel Kaplan, May 2012
  • Joint Statistics Meetings, Miami Beach. Presented on “Curveball Quantification: Standardization of Breaking Pitches for Baseball,” Aug 2011
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, Santa Barbara. Presented on “The Laws of Nature in the Secular vs. Biblical Mind” June 2011

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Bioinformatics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
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